The Eagles on Friday signed offensive tackle Ed Wang, the first Chinese-American ever drafted by an NFL team.
Wang (6-5, 315 pounds) played six games in 2010 for the Bills, who drafted him in the fifth round out of Virginia Tech. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since, although he spent some time last season with the Raiders.
Wang, 25, will compete for a roster spot this spring and summer. The Eagles have a stable of tackles behind projected starters Jason Peters and Todd Herremans, including Dennis Kelly, Nate Menkin, Allen Barbre, Matt Reynolds and Matt Kopa. Veteran tackle King Dunlap, who just finished his fifth season, had his contract expire and isn’t expected to return.
Wang has experience in a spread offense, which new head coach Chip Kelly ran at Oregon and is expected to employ in some variation with the Eagles.
“It’s exciting because [Kelly] had such a great career in college,” Wang said in an interview with the Eagles’ web site. “I’m sure he’s going to bring a winning attitude over here and just carry on the tradition.”
Eagles sign offensive tackle Ed Wang
CSN Philly | Feb 16