Eagles claim Marcus Epps off waivers

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The Eagles and Vikings couldn’t trade safeties this week because the trade deadline has already passed, but they might as well have made a deal given the way things played out with Andrew Sendejo and Marcus Epps.

Sendejo signed with the Eagles as a free agent in the offseason after spending eight years with the Vikings and appeared in Philly’s first nine games before being waived this week. His former team put in a successful claim and they waived Epps to make space for the familiar face.

Epps will be filling the space Sendejo left behind. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Eagles have claimed Epps on Thursday.

Epps was a sixth-round pick earlier this year. He had one tackle while playing 12 defensive snaps and 76 special teams snaps in eight appearances.

14 responses to “Eagles claim Marcus Epps off waivers

  1. ………..Vikings still rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

    So are the Eagles.

  2. Epps did absolutely nothing on special teams for the Vikings, and when Sendejo played for the Vikes he was an effective special teamer. Epps was replaced on special teams by Holton Hill once he came off suspension. I’m not saying I wouldn’t prefer my team keep the younger player or that Sendejo will be a good special teams guy at age 32, but Eagles fans are kidding themselves if they think Epps will have any impact at all.

  3. The Eagles have 2 speedy wide receivers on the practice squad in Marcus Green and Robert Davis but they re signed slower than dirt Mathews. He is so slow linebackers can cover him.

  4. Sendejo wasn’t just becoming the odd man out, which he was, releasing him before 10 games, the eagles earned a 4th/5th round pick in compensatory calculations.
    Epps is just keeping a spot filled, while Sendejo got 9 game checks from Eagles & the eagles got a guy that dressed all 9 games.
    Effectiveness, from either player, is a different story

  5. The eagles already had a cheap shot artist so Sendejo was superfluous. Now the guy that doesn’t care who he hits, as long as it’s helmet to helmet, is back with the coach who taught him how.

  6. atthemurph says:
    “Epps has upside and can get better. Sendejo not so much.”

    and Epps shouldn’t come close to possibly crippling a teamate with bad angles and head spear tackling!

    Gary Jennings was claimed by the Phins.

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