Eagles Sign Nine Undrafted Rookies

Signing nine undrafted rookie free agents, the Philadelphia Eagles definitely kept an eye on their offensive backfield by acquiring three running backs.
That group includes Illinois State’s Walter Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall’s older brother.
Mendenhall is a 6’0,” 225-pound Illinois transfer who rushed for 796 yards and 11 touchdowns during his lone season at Illinois State, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.

The Eagles also signed: offensive guard Dallas Reynolds (Brigham Young), wide receiver Brandon Robinson (Boston College), cornerback Courtney Robinson (Massachusetts), kicker Sam Swank (Wake Forest), running back Marcus Thigpen (Indiana), defensive end Josh Gaines (Penn State), safety Reshard Langford (Vanderbilt) and fullback Marcus Mailei (Weber State).

19 responses to “Eagles Sign Nine Undrafted Rookies

  1. Just asking because I’m too lazy to look it up, and I know that it probably is just coincidence, but is this Mendenhall in any way related to Rashard Mendenhall, the running back for the Steelers who was drafted last year out of Illinois?
    Again, I realize that it isn’t likely, but I figured I’d ask anyways.

  2. I know its always a long shot for these guys to make the team, but as an Eagles and a Penn State fan, I hope Gaines works out, always like to see “Local” guy’s work out.

  3. OK, so you can tell I definitely don’t read the entire article. Once again, I did admit I am lazy, so I know the low ratings are coming. Damn, I am an idiot.

  4. drunkmonkey….didn’t read the article? Dude, you didn’t even finish the SENTENCE. You quit on that mid-sentence. Now THAT’S lazy. …….good work.

  5. “That group includes Illinois State’s Walter Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall’s older brother”
    Yes, they are brothers. Nice pickup, btw…

  6. “OK, so you can tell I definitely don’t read the entire article. Once again, I did admit I am lazy, so I know the low ratings are coming. Damn, I am an idiot. ”
    Drunkmonkey, did you even read the whole article? I don’t feel like looking it up, but are you lazy? You must be an idiot.

  7. isn’t it already a fact that the Cowboys get milked every Sunday? At least during the season they do. And the last game of the regular season (or the playoffs if they make it that far) they get F”ed too.

  8. CanadianWood says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    The Eagles usually find at least one contributor out of their undrafted free agents every year that result in zero super bowls. and disgruntled players.

  9. These are all practice team bodies. Except maybe Walter Mendenhall. He might beat out Booker as the #2 back.
    But I doubt it.

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