Eagles re-sign TE Igwenagu to practice squad

Eagles re-sign TE Igwenagu to practice squad
October 16, 2013, 10:00 am
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The Eagles had waived Emil Igwenagu Monday to re-sign receiver B.J. Cunningham. (USA Today Images)

Tight end Emil Igwenagu, released by the Eagles on Monday, re-signed to the practice squad Wednesday.



Igwenagu, who made the team out of training camp but was inactive for the first six games, fills the void left by wide receiver Greg Salas, who signed with the Jets on Tuesday afternoon.

The Eagles waived Igwenagu on Monday to re-sign wide receiver B.J. Cunningham. Igwenagu passed through the NFL’s waiver system before re-signing with the Eagles.



Igwenagu, who can also play fullback, started his Eagles career last year on the practice squad after signing as a rookie free agent out of the University of Massachusetts, where he also played linebacker and running back.

He spent the first 13 weeks of the season on the practice squad until being signed to the active roster after Brent Celek sustained a concussion against Tampa.



He became the first player from UMass ever to play for the Eagles when he made his NFL debut Dec. 13, 2012, against the Bengals in a Thursday night game at the Linc. He played two more games but didn’t catch a pass.

In training camp, he competed against Clay Harbor for the fourth tight end spot behind Celek, James Casey and rookie Zach Ertz. The team waived Harbor on the final cutdown date and went with the versatile Igwenagu.