April Fool’s day signals the start of off-season conditioning for the Philadelphia Eagles. A team with a new identity, the birds have remained busy throughout the off-season, and Easter weekend was no exception.
Former Temple wideout Ifeanyi Momah has signed a three year deal with the Eagles, the former Boston College receiver had his senior season cut short by an ACL tear, and was not granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA, nor drafted in last years NFL draft.
Momah is an intriguing signing for the Eagles, as a former defensive end, the ex-Golden Eagle stands at 6’7″ and weighs 239lbs yet is blazing fast as his 40 time was recorded at 4.4 seconds. Clearly Momah is an excellent physical specimen, but his on the field potential remains in question, as his injury history, and lack of documented production raise questions about the players ability.
Philadelphia now has thirteen wide receivers on their roster, so there is not guarantee the 6’7″ speedster will make the team, but on paper, Ifeanyi Momah looks like an incredible potential asset in the wide receiving corps for the Eagles.
Momah was not the only change on the Eagles roster this past week, as fullback Stanley Havili was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive end Clifton Geathers. Havili, a second year player out of USC, will likely be replaced by former Texan James Casey, who is a better receiver than Havili. Geathers, a five year veteran out of South Carolina has played for a different team in each of his five seasons in the NFL. The newly acquired defensive end stands at 6’7″ and has good quickness, making him a nightmarish match-up for offensive tackles across the league. Geathers is not likely to crack the starting lineup, but will add valuable depth to a defense that already has significant talent in its front seven.
Chip Kelly‘s Easter basket included two virtual giants who will add significant size and potential to a team looking for a new identity. Only time will tell if Geathers and Momah are only practice squad players, or prime time talent.Tags: Boston College, Chip Kelly, Clifton Geathers, Eagles, Football, Fullback, Golden Eagles, Havili, Howie Roseman, Ifeanyi, Indianapolis Colts, Momah, Philadelphia Eagles, Speed, Tom Gamble, USC, Wide Receiver