As the Philadelphia Eagles took a mandatory break from practices today, the front office was hard at work.
During yesterday’s practice wide receiver Ron Johnson fractured and dislocated his ankle. That injury is going to put him on the shelf for a long time potentially for the entire season and the Eagles apparently didn’t want to deal with that. So to counteract his injury, the Eagles waived him. To make it fair they did give him injury compensation.
To fill the roster spot on the training camp 90-man roster, the birds signed Andrew Brewer. Brewer went to Northwestern University with second-string quarterback, Mike Kafka. The 6-3, 215 pound Brewer came to Northwestern as a quarterback, but was converted to a wide receiver. He was never drafted or got a real shot in the NFL before this. He was a member of the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks during the 2010-11 season.
Brewer’s chances of making the final 53-man roster are very slim, but if he looks promising and injuries occur, he could shine.
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