Eagles' rookies Wing, Tucker placed on NFI list

Eagles' rookies Wing, Tucker placed on NFI list

July 23, 2013, 11:15 am
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For longshot undrafted rookie free agents Matthew Tucker and Brad Wing, this isn’t the best way to start their NFL careers.

The Eagles placed Tucker and Wing on the NFL’s Reserve/Non-Football-Injury list Tuesday morning. A league source said neither is actually injured, but both were placed on the NFI list after failing their conditioning tests on Monday.

All 30 players who are participating in the first few days of training camp -- mainly rookies and quarterbacks -- took the mandatory conditioning test, consisting of various running and agility drills, after reporting to the NovaCare Complex on Monday. Only Tucker and Wing failed.

Tucker and Wing cannot begin practicing until they pass the conditioning test. If they do, they can be activated immediately.

Tucker is one of five tailbacks on the roster but the only one who’s here for the first few days of camp. The others are LeSean McCoy, Felix Jones, Bryce Brown and Chris Polk. Tucker, 22, rushed for 2,602 yards and 33 touchdowns during his career at Texas Christian.

Wing, also 22 and a native of Melbourne, Australia, is a former Australian Rules Football player who came to the U.S. as an exchange student. He averaged 44.6 yards per punt in two seasons at LSU. He was brought in to compete with veteran Donnie Jones.