Philadelphia Eagles claim former CFL receiver Marken Michel off waivers

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The Philadelphia Eagles have claimed former CFL receiver Marken Michel off waivers.

Earlier in the day, Carolina waived Michel part way through Panthers training camp.

The Massachusetts product spent two seasons with Calgary (2017-2018) and recorded 72 receptions for 1,215 yards and eight touchdowns in 24 games. He parlayed that success with the Stampeders into a deal with the Eagles, initially signing with the team in January 2019.

Waived amid training camp cuts, Michel spent a portion of that year’s regular season on the Eagles’ practice roster. He signed a future/reserve contract to remain with the team in 2020, but was released in April.

The five-foot-eleven, 190-pound receiver joined the Panthers in August and made the team’s practice roster after training camp. He played his first regular season NFL game last year.