Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that the Eagles have come to terms with seventh-round picks Jamar Chaney and Jeff Owens.
Chaney, a linebacker out of Mississippi State, was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs, leading the team with 90 tackles as a senior. His draft stock was likely hurt by a junior season in which he missed all but one game after breaking his leg. Chaney stands an impressive 6-foot-1, 241, and ran an even more impressive forty time of 4.54 at February’s Scouting Combine.
Owens, a defensive tackle from Georgia, was originally a monster recruit out of high school, but never made an All-SEC team in five years as a Bulldog. He faces an uphill battle to make the Eagles’ roster behind Brodrick Bunkley, Mike Patterson, Antonio Dixon, Trevor Laws, and fellow rookie Daniel Te’o-Nesheim. Te’o-Nesheim, a third-round pick and college defensive end, is ticketed for interior pass-rushing duties in Philadelphia.
UPDATE: The Eagles also announced the signing of fourth-round pick Trevard Lindley, a cornerback out of Kentucky. Versed in press coverage, Lindley is competing for snaps in the Birds’ nickel and dime packages.
The Eagles have signed
four five of their 13 draft picks.