Eagles sign five drafts picks, work out LB Gerald McRath

Eagles sign five drafts picks, work out LB Gerald McRath
May 9, 2013, 5:00 pm
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The Eagles signed five of their eight 2013 draft picks on Thursday.

Tight end Zach Ertz, safety Earl Wolff, cornerback Jordan Poyer and defensive ends Joe Kruger and David King all inked deals.

Ertz led Stanford and the FBS with 898 yards receiving in 2012. His 69 catches tied for the nation's lead.

Wolff, whose mother was raised in North Philadelphia, was a first-team ACC honoree, N.C. State's all-time leader in games played (53) and started (43) and finished his college career as the ACC's active leader in tackles (361 total).

Poyer, from Oregon State, was a consensus All-American in 2012 and tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions in 2012.

Brother of the Cleveland Browns Paul Kruger, Joe Kruger was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention last season and recorded 69 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles in his three-year Utah career.

King, finally, started in 21 of his 43 games at Oklahoma, recorded 70 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks, and was presented with the program's award for academic excellence.

The Eagles also on Thursday worked out linebacker Gerald McRath, who was a fourth-round pick by the Titans in 2009. McRath spent the next three seasons with the team but was suspended for four games in 2010 after testing positive for a banned substance. He spent 2012 on the injured reserved with a knee injury.

First-round pick Lane Johnson, third-round pick Bennie Logan and fourth-round pick Matt Barkley remain unsigned.

The Eagles' weekend rookie camp begins at the NovaCare Complex on Friday.

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