The Eagles have put their plans to bring Shockey in for a physical on hold, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
That may mean today’s visit with another free agent tight end, Visanthe Shiancoe, went well enough that the Eagles are planning to sign him soon, which would eliminate their need for a veteran tight end.
And that may mean Shockey, once among the league’s top tight ends, will have to continue looking around to find any team interested in bringing him in for training camp.
Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman said tight end was a spot the team knew it needed to bolster.
“It’s the time of year where we’re trying to create competition,” Roseman said. “Camp opens for vets tomorrow. We go through our short list. We see if there’s any guys that we have good grades on and we work them out. Last year we had five tight ends on the roster. Right now we have four. We’re looking at everything.”
But they’re apparently not looking at Shockey anymore.