Eagles activate Wing and Tucker, waive Powell

Eagles activate Wing and Tucker, waive Powell

July 26, 2013, 10:15 am
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Rookies Matthew Tucker and Brad Wing, who failed their conditioning tests after reporting to the NovaCare Complex on Monday, were both activated by the Eagles Friday morning and will be able to participate in practice later in the day.

Tucker and Wing had both been placed on the Reserve-Non Football Injury list after failing to complete a series of sprints. While their teammates practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday, Wing and Tucker spent time with a trainer doing conditioning drills on a side field or riding a stationary bike located behind one of the practice field end zones.

Both passed the conditioning test when they took them a second time, on Thursday.

“If you can't pass the condition test,” head coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday, “how do you expect to get through one of our practices?”

Tucker, an undrafted free agent, rushed for 2,602 yards and 33 touchdowns during his career at Texas Christian. Wing, also undrafted, averaged 44.6 yards on 118 punts during his career at LSU.

The Eagles’ first full-team training camp practice is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the NovaCare Complex in South Philly.

The Eagles on Friday morning also waived running back William Powell, who they had claimed on waivers earlier this week after he was released by the Cards.

Powell rushed for 217 yards and caught 19 passes for Arizona last year as an undrafted rookie out of Kansas State.