Eagles make minor roster moves before opening OTAs

Eagles make minor roster moves before opening OTAs

May 13, 2013, 12:45 pm
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The Eagles on Monday began OTAs at the NovaCare Complex, opening practice to the media for the first time this offseason.

A few roster moves were made Monday morning: The Eagles released WR DeMarco Sampson and DT Ronnie Cameron and signed WR Will Murphy and DE Daryell Walker. Monday afternoon they signed tackle Nic Purcell and cut tackle Matt Reynolds.

Murphy, Walker and Purcell were in rookie camp over the weekend on a tryout basis.

Murphy, a 6-foot-2, 193-pounder, played under head coach Chip Kelly for three seasons at the University of Oregon. Last season he had 19 receptions for 181 yards and a touchdown. Walker, a 6-6 defensive end out of Hampton, had 46 tackles and a sack for the Pirates last season.

Purcell, a native of New Zealand, is a 6-6, 300-pound rookie out of Golden West Community College in California. According to Rivals.com, he was recruited by Oregon, but the NCAA ruled that he used up his eligibility because he played in two, what he called, "social club" games in New Zealand.

Sampson had signed with the Eagles on Jan. 8. Cameron spent the final three weeks last season on the Eagles’ practice squad before re-signing with the team on New Year’s Eve. Reynolds, the younger brother of guard/center Dallas, spent last season on the Eagles' practice squad.