Eagles Take Flyer on Young Penn State Alum in Free Agency

The Philadelphia Eagles added to their defensive line depth with the signing of P.J. Mustipher.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are continuing to make improvements across the defense as they look to rebound from a disappointing 2023 season. The Eagles kicked off free agency by signing Bryce Huff to a massive three-year, then brought back C.J. Gardner-Johnson for three years and added Devin White on a prove-it one-year deal. 

Philadelphia has made the right moves to be a much-improved defense under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio this coming season. 

Along with those major signings, the Eagles announced Tuesday that they signed former Penn State defensive tackle P.J. Mustipher to a one-year deal.

The 24-year-old defensive lineman went undrafted last year but latched on with the Denver Broncos. However, Mustipher couldn’t stick with the Broncos, as he was waived and placed on the practice squad.

The 6-foot-4 defensive lineman didn’t see any regular-season snaps with the Broncos but was signed by the New Orleans Saints last December. He played in four games with the Saints and only amassed four tackles.

Currently, it’s hard to see what Mustipher’s role will be with the Eagles, but we know he’ll help with the team’s defensive line depth heading into training camp. In his five-year collegiate career at Penn St., Mustipher recorded 145 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and three sacks.

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