Kee-Ayre Griffin had a chance to impress during the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie minicamp back in May. Now he’ll get another shot at proving his worth during training camp.
In hopes of adding some extra bodies to their training camp secondary, the Eagles signed Griffin, a free agent cornerback, on Sunday.
An undrafted rookie out of Temple, Griffin was a two-year starter at cornerback for the Owls after beginning his college career as a running back. Throughout his time on defense, Griffin racked up 100 total tackles, four interceptions, five defended passes and three blocked kicks.
Measuring in at 5’9’’, 182-pounds, Griffin shouldn’t be much more than a training camp body for the Eagles. He brings some potential as a special teams player, especially as a kick-blocker, but is limited in what he can bring to the secondary. Plus, he offers a 40-yard speed of only 4.6, which is less than ideal for a cornerback who’s best suited for subpackages.
It’s a longshot that Griffin will even crack the practice squad. The Eagles are already loaded at cornerback and will likely use the last couple of roster spots in the secondary on fourth-rounder Brandon Boykin and undrafted rookie Cliff Harris.
And yet, the former Temple standout has enough raw talent to warrant an extended look if he can shine during training camp.
The addition of Griffin brings the Eagles’ training camp roster total to the 90-man limit.