PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles on Saturday announced they signed undrafted wide receiver Keevan Lucas and cut linebacker Steven Daniels.
Lucas’ addition gives the Birds an extra body at receiver for the final three weeks of the preseason, which they needed after trading Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick to the Bills on Friday for cornerback Ronald Darby. Lucas is unlikely to push for a spot on the 53-man roster considering the Eagles’ stiff competition at receiver.
Still, a spot with the Eagles for the could help kickstart Lucas’ NFL career. He could land on Philly’s practice squad or impress in the preseason and attract attention from others across the league.
Lucas was an all-AAC receiver last season at Tulsa, where he worked with Eagles fourth-string quarterback Dane Evans to rack up 81 receptions for 1,180 yards and 15 touchdowns. At 5 feet, 9 inches and 192 pounds, Lucas is a small and shifty receiver, who could serve as an option in the slot for the Eagles.
Daniels, meanwhile, heads onto the waiver wire for the third time this offseason. A 2016 seventh-round pick of the Redskins, Daniels signed with the Eagles this spring after Washington cut him.
The Birds waived Daniels in June but used an extra roster spot to bring the former Boston College star back in for the start of training camp.
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