Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagles sign FB Schmitt and TE/FB Mills

The Eagles signed fullback Owen Schmitt and tight end/fullback Garrett Mills to the 53-man roster and placed fullback Leonard Weaver (knee) and center Jamaal Jackson (triceps) on injured reserve.

Eagles sign FB Schmitt and TE/FB Mills

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The Eagles promoted Garrett Miles from their practice squad to the 53-man roster. (Ben Margot/AP file photo)
The Eagles promoted Garrett Miles from their practice squad to the 53-man roster. (Ben Margot/AP file photo)

The Eagles signed fullback Owen Schmitt and tight end/fullback Garrett Mills to the 53-man roster and placed fullback Leonard Weaver (knee) and center Jamaal Jackson (triceps) on injured reserve.

Mills was on the Eagles practice squad. The team also agreed to terms with guard Fenuki Tupou so that he could join the practice squad.

Originally a fifth round draft choice of Seattle in 2008, Schmitt (6-2, 245) played in 30 games (two starts) in two seasons with the Seahawks, notching 12 receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown while adding 21 rushing yards on five attempts. He was released by the team on September 6.

A three-year starter at West Virginia, Schmitt racked up 1,003 career rushing yards on 160 attempts (6.3 average) and also caught 32 passes for 288 yards and two scores. He earned Division III all-conference honors as a freshman at Wisconsin-River Falls before transferring to West Virginia in 2005.

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