Eagles sign WR Will Murphy to practice squad

Eagles sign WR Will Murphy to practice squad

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September 23, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Wide receiver Will Murphy was a walk-on at Oregon, where he finished his career with 240 receiving yards and a TD. (USA Today Images)

Seeking added depth at wide receiver, the Eagles on Monday signed Will Murphy, who was part of their final cuts on Aug. 31.

Murphy, 23, had signed with the Eagles earlier in the year after a tryout at the team's spring minicamp. He played for head coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, initially as a walk-on. After three seasons in which he totaled 240 receiving yards and one touchdown, he went undrafted.

Murphy takes the place on the practice squad of offensive lineman Isaac Remington, who was released Monday. Remington came into training camp as a defensive lineman before being switched to offense.

The Eagles have five receivers on the 53-man roster -- DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson and Jeff Maehl -- and two on the practice squad with Murphy and veteran Greg Salas.

Murphy becomes the fifth Eagle from the University of Oregon, joining linebacker Casey Matthews, safety Patrick Chung, Maehl and 28-year-old practice squad defensive end Brandon Bair.

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