01/04/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 19:21
The Eagles signed four players to reserve/futures contracts on Wednesday. Two of them were with the team in Training Camp this season. They are not on the 53-man active roster for the playoffs.
CB Elie Bouka : The 6-1, 205-pound Bouka originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as a rookie free agent in 2016. He spent his rookie season on Injured Reserve and was waived with an injury settlement during this year's Training Camp. At the University of Calgary, Bouka started his career as a wide receiver before transitioning to cornerback. In 2014, he had three interceptions. Bouka was a third-round pick in the 2016 Canadian Football League Draft.
P Cameron Johnston: A rookie free agent signing of the Eagles in 2017, Johnston averaged 44.9 yards per punt (a long of 61) with a 43.0 net in the preseason but lost the job to Donnie Jones. The Australia native was the Big Ten Punter of the Year in 2016 at Ohio State.
WR Marquess Wilson: The most experienced player of the group, Wilson has 56 career receptions for 777 yards and three touchdowns in four seasons with the Chicago Bears. The 6-3, 194-pound wideout was with the Jets in this year's Training Camp. The 25-year-old was a seventh-round pick out of Washington State where he set the school's single-season receptions record with 82.
TE Adam Zaruba: A former rugby star on the Canada Sevens national team, Zaruba was with the Eagles in this year's Training Camp. He had two catches for 17 yards in the preseason but spent the time learning the nuances of the game. Plus, he was stuck behind one of the deepest position groups on the roster. The 6-5, 265-pound Zaruba now gets an offseason to train with the team.