Eagles sign 3 players to fill practice squad

Posted: September 07, 2010

The Eagles signed tight end Garrett Mills, safety Chip Vaughn, and wide receiver Jeremy Williams on Monday, giving them the maximum of eight players on their practice squad.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Mills was fourth-round pick by New England in 2006. He spent the last three seasons in Minnesota. He had seven catches for 91 yards in nine career games and spent a season on the practice squad.

The addition of Mills means the Eagles probably have closed the book on Cornelius Ingram. The second-year tight end was trying to come back from back-to-back ligament tears in his left knee. Ingram, a fifth-round draft pick in 2009, struggled during the preseason.

He did not respond to a call seeking comment.

With the Eagles carrying just two tight ends on their 53-man roster - starter Brent Celek and rookie Clay Harbor - Mills gives them some depth.

Vaughn, 6-2 and 221 pounds, was drafted by New Orleans in 2009 but spent all of the season on injured reserve with a knee injury and was released on Saturday. After cutting Quintin Demps and Macho Harris, the Eagles had just three safeties - Quintin Mikell, Nate Allen, and Kurt Coleman.

The 6-foot, 203-pound Williams was an undrafted free agent with San Diego. He played college football at Tulane.

- Jeff McLane

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