Philadelphia Eagles players spent Tuesday away from the practice facility, but the front office was busy tweaking the roster for the 2023 season. The team inked a reserve/future contract with offensive tackle Jarrid Williams. The 6-foot-6, 308-pounder won’t be eligible for this year’s postseason run, although he gets an automatic invite when training camp opens.

Williams, an undrafted rookie out of Miami, was originally signed to the Eagles practice squad after the 2022 NFL draft. He has been released twice, then signed back to the practice squad and then placed on injured reserve before being released again on November 22 to make room for receiver Auden Tate. Yes, it’s been a whirlwind of a first year for Williams.

The Texas native started 10 games at right tackle at the University of Miami as a redshirt senior in 2021 while earning an 84.1 grade from Pro Football Focus. Prior to that, the Texas native made 19 starts (right and left tackle) in four years at the University of Houston.

Jarrid Williams played over 500 pass-blocking snaps for Houston and only allowed 13 pressures all season.

— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 5, 2019

Here is a scouting report on Williams, via State of The U:

William’s story is really a good one to root for and teams can always use big bodies like his, at least as a depth option on offensive lines that experience a lot of attrition. However, Williams lacks natural athleticism/ability and will be a developmental project in refining his skill set. He projects as an undrafted free agent, where he eventually hopes to carve out a right tackle or possible interior lineman spot a la Ereck Flowers.

Williams Becomes 5th Player Inked to Future Contract

Philadelphia now has five total players signed to reserve/future contracts. In addition to Williams, the Eagles have OG Julian Good-Jones, WR Tyrie Cleveland, RB Kennedy Brooks, and TE Dalton Keene on the books for 2023. What is a reserve/future contract? It’s basically a way to protect young players that general managers believe have an upside for the future.

The Eagles signed T Jarrid Williams to a reserve/futures contract. He’s the 5th player they’ve signed to a futures contract since the end of the regular …read more



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