Eagles sign UDFA wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon
UDFA signings are starting to pour in for the Philadelphia Eagles. According to Tom Pelissero, the Eagles have signed Texas A&M receiver Jhamon Ausbon. Ausbon is a stocky possession wideout standing at 6’2 and weighing 217 pounds. Ausbon will be joining a receiver group led by top draft selection DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor.
During his three seasons with the Aggies, Jhamon was a significant contributor in every season. In 2019, Ausbon had over 870 yards through 13 games but opted out of this past season due to COVID-19. Adding someone who can work through contested catches will be a nice boost to this Eagles offense and will compliment Reagor and Smith’s speed nicely.
The drawbacks on Ausbon aren’t very major. With his stocky build comes a lack of speed and leads to an inability to break away from cornerbacks very often. Alongside his slow route-running, Jhamon’s production was very inconsistent in college. Despite that, this is an excellent pickup in free agency, and Ausbon will be able to grow nicely on the Eagles’ practice squad.
Mandatory Credit: Texas A&M