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Eagles reportedly work out 4

The Eagles reportedly worked out four players Tuesday, including defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock.

Eagles reportedly work out 4

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The Eagles worked out four players Tuesday, including three defensive tackles, according to reports.

The Eagles took a look at defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock, a league source tells Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com adds that the Birds also looked at DTs Dre Moore and Tank Tyler, along with tight end John Nalbone.

Pitcock was a third-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. He appeared in nine games as a rookie, starting one. But Pitcock decided to retire after just one season. He reportedly was dealing with anxiety issues and became addicted to video games.

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Pitcock resurfaced this year with the Seahawks, but was cut before the season.

Moore was a fourth-round pick by the Bucs in 2008 out of Maryland. He appeared in seven games last season before being cut last month.

Tyler was a third-round pick by the Chiefs in 2007 out of NC State. He appeared in 15 games as a rookie and started 16 games in his second season. Kansas City traded Tyler to the Panthers last October, but Carolina cut him before this season started.

The Eagles currently have four defensive tackles on their roster: Brodrick Bunkley, Mike Patterson, Antonio Dixon and Trevor Laws. Bunkley missed last week's game with an elbow injury.

Patterson played over 51 percent of the snaps against the Falcons. Dixon played over 46 percent of the snaps, and Laws was on the field for over 64 percent. Laws is on the field more in passing situations, but also saw time in the base defense last week. The Eagles also rotated Darryl Tapp inside in passing situations.

It's unknown when Bunkley will return. Initially, reports indicated that he needed surgery and would be out for the season, but that turned out not to be the case after Bunkley was re-evaluated.

The Eagles also have rookie Jeff Owens on the practice squad.

As for Nalbone, he's expected to sign with the Broncos practice squad, according to Caplan. Per the report, Pitcock and Moore also have practice squad eligibility. Tyler does not.

Earlier Tuesday, I posted Man Up on the offense.

I also caught up with Jeremy Maclin, Max Jean-Gilles and Omar Gaither at a charity gala Monday night. Here is the video.


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