Eagles sign former Boston College WR Ifeanyi Momah
Ifeanyi Momah has been out of football for over a year since going undrafted and unsigned by any NFL team in 2012. Ifeanyi Momah draft prospects turned bleak after he was suffered a torn ACL in Boston College’s 2011 opener, in which he caught in eight passes for 157 yards. The following seasons, Ifeanyi Momah was denied a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA, as he spent the year still nursing the knee injury. Ifeanyi Momah was also sidelined through the 2009 campaign with a torn knee.
The 23-year-old Ifeanyi Momah only caught 39 passes for 629 yards and six touchdowns during his entire college career at Boston College.
Although Ifeanyi Momah became draft eligible in 2012, he went undrafted due to lingering health issues. However, Ifeanyi Momah resolved to make a better impression next year as he worked out during rehabilitation. The Philadelphia Eagles were certainly impressed Ifeanyi Momah’s commitment and the turnaround he made this year as they signed him to a three-year contract on Saturday.
"It would mean everything," said Ifenayi Momah after his pro day. "This whole year, I've just been working hard, just for this opportunity … It's honestly a blessing.”
“Last year I was out here and I couldn't do anything, with my knee. That hurt; it was tough for me,” continued Ifenayi Momah. “That whole year off of training and working out, I had a fire in my chest to keep working so I could come here the next year and give it my all.”
“I was happy how it turned out today, able to do what I was doing before the injury. I feel like my old self again."
The 6-foot-7, 239-pound adds depth and size a Philadelphia Eagles receiving corps that is being anchored by the diminutive Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson. The Philadelphia Eagles have been bolstering their receiving corps by adding players such as the 6-foot-2, 220 pounds Arrelious Benn, who was acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ifeanyi Momah’s addition makes 14 wide receivers on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster. He also played some defensive end in Boston College and high school, so Ifeanyi Momah could get a crack at defensive end during the minicamp.
Although he should be considered a longshot to make the regular season roster, its’ better the Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in plenty of offseason competition at the wide receiver, while Ifeanyi Momah get a chance at the pro level.