The Eagles added depth and height to their receiving corps Saturday by signing injury-plagued 6-foot-7 wideout Ifeanyi Momah (pronounced E-feind-ee Mow-ma) to a three-year deal.
Momah hasn’t played since Sept. 3, 2011, when he caught eight passes for 157 yards in Boston College’s 24-17 loss to Northwestern in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Momah missed the rest of the season with a knee injury and was out of football last year after being denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Momah was draft eligible last year but wasn’t healthy and went undrafted.
But Momah is now apparently healthy and impressed the Eagles when he ran 4.4 for 40 yards in a couple recent workouts that the Eagles had scouts at.
Chip Kelly’s linebackers coach, Bill McGovern was at Boston College during Momah’s entire stay there. Defensive quality control coach Mike Dawson also came from B.C.
Momah caught 39 passes for 629 yards and six touchdowns in his entire college career.
The only wide receiver standing 6-6 or higher who’s ever played a regular-season game for the Eagles is 6-8 Harold Carmichael, the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
After that, there was 6-5 Brian Finneran in 1999 and Don Luft in 1954, and several 6-4 receivers, including Billy McMullen from 2003 through 2005. Hall of Famer Cris Carter and current Eagle Riley Cooper are both 6-3.
Momah becomes the 13th wide receiver on the Eagles’ roster, joining DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Cooper, Damaris Johnson, Marvin McNutt, B.J. Cunningham, Ron Johnson and Greg Salas -- who all spent time on the roster, practice squad or injured list last year -- along with newcomers Arrelious Benn, Nick Miller and DeMarco Sampson.