Philadelphia Eagles Sign QB-Turned-TE; Release Safety

The Philadelphia Eagles have been active in making changes to their roster ahead of the 2023 NFL season.

Tight end Tyree Jackson has been re-signed to his exclusive rights free agent tender after missing most of the 2022 season due to a knee injury.

The 6-foot-7 Jackson, who transitioned from college quarterback to tight end, will be aiming to earn more playing time in his third year with the team, even though he is expected to serve as a backup to starting tight end Dallas Goedert.

On the other hand, safety Marquise Blair has been released by the Eagles for the second time.

Blair had previously been on the team's practice squad in 2021 and was signed to a reserve/futures deal in February 2022. However, the 25-year-old former second-round draft pick has struggled with injuries throughout his career, limiting his playing time to just 25 games and three starts over four seasons, with 50 tackles and three forced fumbles.

The Eagles have also made moves to add depth to their safety position by signing Terrell Edmunds and Justin Evans this offseason, which likely contributed to Blair's release.

It remains to be seen which teams will show interest in signing Blair as a free agent for the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports