49ers sign two former Eagles to play tight end
The San Francisco 49ers continue to bring in former Eagles during training camp, signing tight end Josh Perkins earlier today alongside former receiver Jordan Matthews. At 29-years-old, Matthews joins a long list of NFL vets attempting to lengthen their career by moving to tight end. Matthews played for San Francisco just last season as a wideout.
Joshua Perkins was a member of the Eagles for three seasons but missed all of 2020 with an upper-body injury. Joshua never saw the field much during his time in Philadelphia and spent significant time on the IR. When he did see the field, he was a major help for Carson Wentz, especially during the injury-riddled 2019 season.
San Francisco has brought in several former Eagles during the 2021 offseason. Nate Gerry was signed by the 49ers but was let go just a few weeks before training camp. Nate Sudfled is positioning himself as the 49ers’ third-string quarterback behind Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo.
For the Eagles, it’s looking more and more likely that Zach Ertz will remain on the roster this season, so they’re locked in at tight-end. Hopefully, Perkins and Jordan Matthews will be able to make an impact for San Fran behind George Kittle this upcoming season.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Eagles