The Eagles signed eight players to the practice squad today, including five who were released during final cuts over the weekend: cornerback Kyle Arrington; fullback Jed Collins; receiver Shaheer McBride; defensive tackle Mike Marquardt; and linebacker Andy Studebaker. Others named were offensive tackle Chris Patrick; receiver Willie Reid and cornerback Trae Williams.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Patrick spent this preseason with San Francisco and Detroit. He originally signed with the New York Giants as a rookie free agent in 2007, but was released and claimed by New England that summer before landing on Green Bay’s practice squad. A native of Ithaca, MI, he played collegiately at Nebraska.
Reid, a 3rd round draft pick of Pittsburgh in 2006, saw action in six games with the Steelers over the last two seasons. In 2007, he caught 4 passes for 54 yards. Reid was one of FloridaState’s top punt returners in school history, joining Deion Sanders (1,429) as the only other player to top the 1,000-yard plateau in punt return yardage in a career with 1,063. His average of 15.4 yards per punt return is ranked first in school history.
Williams was selected in the 5th round of the 2008 draft by Jacksonville. He played at South Florida.