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Eagles Sign Former Chiefs Quarterback Aaron Murray To The Practice Squad

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Eagles sign former Kansas City Chiefs QB Murray to  Practice Squad


The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday that they signed quarterback Aaron Murray to their practice squad.  To make room for Murray‘s roster spot, the team released wide receiver Marcus Johnson.

Murray, a former University of Georgia standout, was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals. The Chiefs drafted Murray in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  He served as their third quarterback behind Alex Smith and Chase Daniel.  The Chiefs cut Murray this year, which led to him serving a brief eight day period with the Cardinals as a member of their practice squad.

His familiarity with Eagles coach Doug Pederson‘s system should allow for him to be a capable practice arm and emergency quarterback.  Murray threw for 13,166 yards and posted a 121:41 TD:INT ratio over four seasons for the Bulldogs, both of which are Southeastern Conference (SEC) records.  Over his college career, Georgia would post a solid 36-18 record.

Having another capable West Coast Offense mind can only benefit Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, who the team selected with the second overall pick in April’s draft.  The team signed former Chiefs backup quarterback Chase Daniel this offseason, and tasked him with teaching Wentz and then starter Sam Bradford.

Wentz had a stellar first game against the Cleveland Browns, leading the Eagles to a 29-10 victory.