The Philadelphia Eagles are likely just updating their shadow roster, but it’s still always interesting to take a look at some notable players that a team is working out. According to the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, the Eagles worked out wide receiver David Gettis and linebacker Nathan Williams, and the decision to work out Gettis is especially interesting.
I’m sure Carolina Panthers fans know David Gettis quite well as a player, and he has an incredible amount of upside. I think it’s been a few years running now that we’ve been expecting Gettis to have a breakout season, but injuries always destroy those hopes. Gettis is one of the most injury-prone players in the NFL, and that’s what holds back the speedy, 6’3″ Baylor product from realizing his potential as a productive No. 2 wideout in this league. Gettis was lighting it up in training camp and the preseason for the Panthers, but he was released by the Panthers on an injury settlement after suffering a hamstring injury.
I like the decision made by the Philadelphia Eagles to do their due diligence on a guy like Gettis, who could pay dividends for them at WR if he can finally get past all of his injury issues. This is a guy who could end up being a really good No. 3 wideout for a team like the Eagles, and he once had over 500 receiving yards back in 2010.
The other player the Eagles worked out, Nathan Williams, is a 6’3″, 25o pound rookie linebacker who went undrafted this year. Not much is known about him, but he was released by the Minnesota Vikings on an injury settlement and later by the Miami Dolphins later during the 53-man roster crunchdown.