Dec 30, 2011; Tempe, AZ, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Shaun Prater (28) pursues Oklahoma Sooners running back Roy Finch (22) during the second half of the 2011 Insight Bowl at the Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles claim CB Shaun Prater


So, the Cincinnati Bengals did their cuts and such. The Eagles, looking for some help defensively, decided to take a chance on this kid. Shaun Prater spent all of last season on injury reserve for a knee injury. Still technically a rookie, Prater tweeted his apparent gratitude and optimism in having another chance to play.

Prater was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft. Again, he didn’t play during his would be rookie year. In college, he made seven career interceptions and returned two of them for a touchdown. Could he see time during this upcoming season? If so, how much?

I wonder how serious the injury was. I guess not enough for the Eagles to stay away. Of course, he’s a low risk; high reward type thing so if it doesn’t work out, the Eagles’ hands (or wings?) aren’t tied.

So, what do you think of the move? Just a roster filler, or could there be something special there?

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