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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).

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19 Responses to “Eagles Sign Nine Undrafted Rookies”
  1. kravon says: Apr 27, 2009 4:11 PM

    Id rather be milked every Sunday than watch the Eagles.

  2. drunkmonkey says: Apr 27, 2009 4:18 PM

    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.

  3. raheem24 says: Apr 27, 2009 4:18 PM

    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.

  4. drunkmonkey says: Apr 27, 2009 4:19 PM

    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.

  5. EaglesJagssomeday says: Apr 27, 2009 4:21 PM

    what no center?

  6. FUBO says: Apr 27, 2009 4:24 PM

    Fat Andy still keeps that Utah pipeline open (BYU and Weber St.)

  7. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Apr 27, 2009 4:33 PM

    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.

  8. jersey73 says: Apr 27, 2009 4:41 PM

    Walter is Rashard’s brother.

  9. tarrant84 says: Apr 27, 2009 4:43 PM

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

  10. CanadianWood says: Apr 27, 2009 4:46 PM

    The Eagles usually find at least one contributor out of their undrafted free agents every year.

  11. phillyburdzfan says: Apr 27, 2009 4:49 PM

    “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.

  12. sn@ke says: Apr 27, 2009 5:01 PM

    milked every Sunday??….is that some kind of hillbilly humor?

  13. frankfurtler says: Apr 27, 2009 5:01 PM

    They do, Akeem Jordan WLB is the most recent.

  14. eagles2009SBchamps says: Apr 27, 2009 5:26 PM

    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.

  15. jkorn1818 says: Apr 27, 2009 5:50 PM

    Rashard Mendenahll is Walter Matthau’s brother.

  16. jkorn1818 says: Apr 27, 2009 5:52 PM

    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.

  17. cartgankr says: Apr 27, 2009 6:02 PM

    leave it to reid to draft a lineman from byu. the draft is now complete

  18. vidiotz says: Apr 27, 2009 7:35 PM

    “Id rather be milked every Sunday than watch the Eagles. ”
    I think I’d rather be milked than just about anything…

  19. wydok says: Apr 27, 2009 10:29 PM

    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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