Eagles Re-Sign WR Markus Wheaton, Place TE Richard Rodgers On IR


The Philadephia Eagles announced that they’ve re-signed WR Markus Wheaton and placed TE Richard Rodgers on injured reserve Monday.

Philadelphia also signed LB Joe Walker to the practice squad and released LB Asantay Brown from the unit.

The Eagles’ practice squad now consists of:

  1. RB Josh Adams
  2. CB Chandon Sullivan
  3. CB De’Vante Bausby
  4. DT Winston Craig
  5. LB Joe Walker
  6. DE Joe Ostman
  7. C Jon Toth
  8. WR Greg Ward Jr
  9. WR Rashard Davis
  10. TE Billy Brown

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.

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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