So much for all those small wideouts Andy Reid amassed in Philly. The new-look Eagles have gone old school, adding a Harold Carmichael-style receiver.
The team has announced the addition of free-agent receiver Ifeanyi Momah, a six-foot, seven-inch receiver from Boston College. Momah signed a three-year deal.
Undrafted and out of football in 2012, Momah caught eight passes for 157 yards in the other Eagles’ 2011 home opener, against Northwestern. He suffered a knee injury that same game, and he missed the rest of the season.
Listed at six-foot-six on his Boston College web page, Momah also played periodically at defensive end in the nickel package. He started all 13 games in 2010.
Momah was denied a sixth year of college eligibility, and he was overlooked and forgotten by the NFL last season.
Harold Carmichael, for the younger folks in the crowd, stands six-feet, eight inches from the ground. He played receiver for the Eagles for 13 seasons, and he still works for the team as the Director of Player Development and Alumni.
During his career, Carmichael caught 590 passes for 8,985 yards and 79 touchdowns.