Eagles Re-Sign WR Kamar Aiken, Release WR Markus Wheaton


The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday that they’ve re-signed WR Kamar Aiken and released WR Markus Wheaton.

Philadelphia brought Aiken in for a workout on Monday, so they were clearly impressed enough to sign him. This marks his second stint with the team.

Aiken, 29, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of UCF back in 2011. He lasted just over a year in Buffalo before signing on to the Bears’ practice squad during the 2012 season.

Aiken spent less than a year in New England before he eventually joined the Ravens during the 2013 season. Baltimore brought Aiken back on a one-year, restricted tender last year and he played out the season with the Ravens.

The Colts signed Aiken to a one-year deal last year and he joined the Eagles this past July. Unfortunately, Philadelphia released Aiken coming out of the preseason.

In 2017, Aiken appeared in 15 games for the Colts and caught 15 passes for 133 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Wheaton, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract with the Steelers when he signed a two-year, $11 million deal that included $6 million guaranteed with the Bears last offseason.

Wheaton was set to earn $5 million in the final year of his agreement for 2018 when the Bears cut him loose during the offseason. He later joined the Eagles on a one-year deal, but was released coming out of the preseason.

Philadelphia brought him back last week.

In 2017, Wheaton appeared in 11 games for the Bears and caught three passes for 51 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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