With Josh Perkins out indefinitely with an upper body injury, the Eagles are bringing in a replacement.
The Eagles are signing free agent Tyrone Swoopes, who has spent the last three years with the Seahawks, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. Swoopes recently worked out for the Eagles.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the move on Tuesday morning.
Swoopes, 25, signed with the Seahawks in 2017 after going undrafted out of Texas, where he was a quarterback. In the last three seasons, he has played in seven games with three starts. He has two catches for 28 yards.
At Texas, Swoopes played the most as a sophomore in 2014, when he attempted 384 passes. That season he threw for 2,409 yards with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
With Swoopes added, the Eagles have five healthy tight ends: Zack Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Noah Togiai, Caleb Wilson and Swoopes. Well, Goedert has a hairline fracture in his thumb but has been practicing with a cast.
For now, it seems like undrafted rookie Togiai has the inside track on winning the third tight end job with Perkins out. But now there will be another tight end in the mix.