In a move that had me doing a double-take into my BlackBerry, the Eagles have brought back tight end Cornelius Ingram, signing him to their practice squad.
After all, the Eagles had Ingram through training camp, and didn't see enough to warrant keeping him then. After two knee surgeries in two years, he still had the athletic frame, but he looked slow and unable to break free from linebackers during practice. Knee problems kept hampering him, and after he was cut, no one else picked him up, sending a message that he was considered damaged goods.
It looked like a sad departure for a cheerful, engaging player whose considerable talent was undermined by injury.
Ingram, you'll recall, was a once promising athlete: he etched his name into Florida's high school sports lore, became a Florida Gator as a prospect in football and basketball, and became a star tight end when the team got a quarterback by the name of Tebow.