March 21, 2024   3 MIN READ

After All This Time…

Birds Land WR Parris Campbell


All these years later, the Eagles finally got their hands on wide receiver Parris Campbell.

The Eagles announced Thursday that they agreed to a one-year deal with the fifth-year veteran who spent his first four seasons with the Colts before last year joining the Giants.

With the Colts, Campbell spent time with Eagles coach Nick Sirianni and pass-game coordinator Kevin Patullo, who were both on the Colts’ offensive staff from 2019-2020.

Campbell, once a potential draft target for the Eagles who was bypassed for an infamous miss, should be the ideal slot receiver complement to outside receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith if he can stay healthy and bounce back from his least-productive season.

Parris Campbell

GETTY IMAGES: After failing to draft him in 2019, the Eagles sign WR Parris Campbell.

Also competing to make the Eagles at receiver will be veteran DeVante Parker, third-year pro Britain Covey, a return specialist, along with Futures deal signees Joseph Ngata, Shaquan Davis, Austin Watkins Jr., Griffin Herbert, and Jacob Harris.

Campbell, an Ohio State product who went 59th overall in the second round of the 2019 draft, has played just 44 career games, with just 27 starts. Injuries limited him to just 15 games in his first three seasons with the Colts.

In 2022, he played 17 games for the first time in his career and broke out for 623 yards on 63 receptions, career highs in both, as he operated mainly from the slot.

Campbell played 12 games last year for the Giants but struggled to get on the field, catching just 20 passes for 104 yards, playing just 27 percent of the Giants’ offense.

Campbell is known by Eagles fans as the prospect the team passed on in 2019 to take Stanford product J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound receiver who caught just 16 passes in his three seasons with the Eagles before being waived.

At the time, Inside The Birds reported that the Eagles’ personnel staff preferred Campbell while others favored Arcega-Whiteside, causing team owner Jeffrey Lurie to recommend Arcega-Whiteside – an involvement that Lurie has denied.

The Eagles not only took Arcega-Whiteside over Campbell, who went two picks later, but also over D.K. Metcalf, who was the last pick in the second round and has made two Pro Bowls.

Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin and Panthers receiver Diontae Johnson were third-round picks from that draft who have also made Pro Bowls.

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for

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