The Eagles announced they have signed tight end and former Whitewright standout Tyrone Swoopes after inviting him for a visit to training camp earlier this week.
To make room on the roster, the Eagles waived/injured wide receiver Robert Davis, who was listed as week to week by the team with a lower-body injury.
Tight end Joshua Perkins is out indefinitely, according to the team, with an upper-body injury. Swoopes provides depth behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.
The 6-4, 254-pound Swoopes was a quarterback at the University Texas before switching positions in the NFL. He was an undrafted free agent signing of the Seattle Seahawks in 2017. He bounced back and forth between the active roster and practice squad, appearing in seven games (three starts) for Seattle. He's caught two passes for 28 yards over the past three seasons.
At Whitewright, he missed almost all of his freshman season due to injury but then started at quarterback the final three seasons. He was an honorable mention all-state selection, a district Most Valuable Player and had seasons like this — 181 carries for 2,336 yards and 29 touchdowns and 1,342 yards with 15 TDs passing as a junior — and games like this — 29 carries for 560 yards and seven touchdowns against Tom Bean in 2011, which is the fourth-best rushing yardage game in Texas high school history and was the second-best when it happened, in a career that totaled 5,341 yards and 73 TDs rushing to go with 3,850 yards and 41 touchdowns passing.