Roster Move: Eagles sign undrafted free agent T Jarrid Williams
After releasing undrafted free agent tackle Jarrid Williams prior to the start of training camp, the Eagles are bringing the rookie back, according to the team.
The Eagles initially signed Williams following the NFL Draft. Once the team approached the start of camp, Philly decided to cut Williams to make some extra room on their 90-man roster.
The 6-foot-6, 325-pound tackle attended Houston out of high school as two-star recruit. Williams played for the Cougars from 2015-’19 before transferring to Miami in 2020. He appeared in 50 games throughout his collegiate career, starting 37 games at left tackle and two at right.
During the pre-draft process, Williams was labeled as a project at tackle by Sports Illustrated. Given his big frame and decent run-blocking ability, he presents some upside as a swing tackle in the NFL. He’s a bit older for a rookie at 25 years old, so pairing him with an offensive line coach like Jeff Stoutland should help speed-up his development process.
The left tackle position in Philly has dealt with a couple of injuries during training camp, with both Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard missing multiple practices with concussions. Bringing in a young tackle to help fill the void during practice was bound to happen at some point.
Williams is a long-shot to make the final roster come Week 1, but he should get plenty of run during the preseason.
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