Eagles finalize prax squad with Oregon DE Bair

Eagles finalize prax squad with Oregon DE Bair

September 4, 2013, 10:30 am
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Brandon Bair had 87 tackles and five sacks in his final two years at Oregon. (USA Today Images)

The Eagles finalized their practice squad Wednesday as the team reconvenes to prepare for Monday night’s season opener against the Redskins.

Defensive end Brandon Bair, who played at Oregon for head coach Chip Kelly, was signed to the eighth and final spot. Bair has spent time with the Raiders and Chiefs, two teams the Eagles play this year.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound lineman signed with Kansas City as a rookie free agent in 2011 and spent 2012 on the Raiders’ practice squad. He has not played in any NFL games.

Bair joins safeties Keelan Johnson and Trenton Robinson, wide receiver Greg Salas, offensive linemen Michael Bamiro and Isaac Remington, outside linebacker Travis Long and running back Matthew Tucker.

Bair and Remington both played under Kelly at Oregon, as did three 53-man roster members -- safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Casey Matthews and wide receiver Jeff Maehl.

As a senior at Oregon, Bair registered 45 tackles and three sacks as the Ducks won their second straight Pac-10 title and finished 12-0 to play in the BCS National Championship, where they were defeated by Auburn,

He was named All-Pac 10 second team that season and belonged to the Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,145 pounds in clean, squat and bench press during the offseason.