On the eve of the first rookie camp under Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles were busy getting down to other business with their rookies—getting five of the team’s draft picks signed.
Included in that group are second-round pick TE Zach Ertz, fifth-round safety Earl Wolff, and seventh-rounders DE Joe Kruger, CB Jordan Poyner and DE David King. This means that three of the team’s draftees remain unsigned—first-rounder Lane Johnson, third-rounder Bennie Logan and fourth-round pick Matt Barkley.
Also on Thursday, the Birds worked out LB Gerald McRath. McRath was a fourth-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2009 and spent three seasons with the team. However, he was suspended for four games in 2010 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and spent the 2012 season on IR with a knee injury.
Rookie camp begins today at the NovaCare, and here is your peek at those who have been invited to attend. Among the list, the name of former Eagles LB Chris Gocong will jump out at you. He is currently recovering from an Achilles injury. After his time with the Birds, he was on the Browns and will once again working out with new Philadelphia defensive coordinator Billy Davis, who was previously linebackers coach in Cleveland.
Here’s the full list: