The Eagles are quickly grabbing some of the top players from the now-defunct Alliance of American Football. First they nabbed quarterback Luis Perez after a workout Monday, and then wide receiver Greg Ward shortly followed. Today the team announced both of those signings, along with the signing of wide receiver Charles Johnson.
Johnson was the highest-graded wide receiver in the AAF, according to Pro Football Focus' rankings. He led the league in receptions (45), targets (70) and receiving yards (687), while coming in 2nd in receiving touchdowns. Johnson was a big reason the Orlando Apollos were the league's best team before folding.
Johnson is now the 12th wide receiver on the Eagles roster, which shows just how much competition will be at the position. Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor are the only true "locks" currently on the team to make the 53-man roster. Mack Hollins should have an excellent shot to make the roster, but after missing all of last season he'll need to prove himself once again in the dog days of summer that he can contribute to a team ready to make another deep playoff run.
If Hollins makes the roster, that leaves one or two more spots left for the following players to fight for:
The wide receiver group is gonna be a fun battle to watch this summer.