Eagles add yet another WR with a waiver claim

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For the second straight day, the Eagles have added a receiver to their roster.

On Tuesday, the Eagles claimed receiver Josh Hammond, who was released by the Jaguars on Monday. The Eagles on Monday also added receiver Keric Wheatfall after a successful rookie minicamp tryout.

The Jaguars cut Hammond after their own rookie minicamp and after they signed three others.

Hammond, 23, went undrafted out of Florida in 2020 and signed with the Jaguars as a free agent. Hammond’s only NFL action came last season when he played in two games with the Jags. He played 13 snaps on offense and two on special teams. He does not have an NFL catch in the regular season.

Eagles personnel executive Dave Caldwell was the Jaguars’ GM in 2020 when they signed Hammond.

With Hammond and Wheatfall added this week, the Eagles have 12 receivers on their 90-man roster. The Eagles had space on that roster so a corresponding move is not needed.

Hammond (6-0, 194 pounds) spent four years with the Gators and was solid but never had a breakout season. In his college career, Hammond had 87 catches for 1,138 yards and 6 touchdowns. His best college season came as a junior in 2018, when he had 28/369/4.

While Hammond was still at Florida, Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson was the Gators’ quarterbacks coach in 2018-2019.

During the pre-draft process in 2020, Hammond was not invited to the combine or the Senior Bowl, but did go to the East-West Shrine game.

Without the combine or a Florida pro day, Hammond worked out in a private pro day. He ran a 4.53 in the 40, a 6.96 in the 3-cone and had a vertical jump of 36.5 inches and a broad of 10-1 1/2.

 

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