Eagles Ink Veteran Tight End
Birds Agree to One-Year Deal with Dan Arnold
After a wild NFL Draft, Howie Roseman stays busy making moves.
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with tight end Dan Arnold, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Former Jaguars’ TE Dan Arnold reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 4, 2023
Arnold joins his fifth NFL team after a two-year stay with the Jacksonville Jaguars including last season with former Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson.
After going undrafted in 2017, Arnold caught on with the New Orleans Saints, then joining the Arizona Cardinals from 2019-20, followed by a brief three game stay with the Carolina Panthers before his trade to Jacksonville during the 2021 season.
At a slimmer 240 pounds, the 28-year-old is best used in a receiving role. His most productive season came in 2020 with Arizona, where he caught 31 passes for 438 yards and four touchdowns.
Since trading Zach Ertz in 2021, the Eagles offense has shown a strong preference in 11 personnel with Dallas Goedert as the lone tight end.
When a second TE was brought onto the field, Jack Stoll would usually get the nod to serve primarily as a run blocker.
Arnold brings experience to a young tight end room and can the challenge second-year Grant Calcaterra, the team’s sixth round pick in 2022 who has a similar pass-catching role.
If nothing else, Arnold can also serve as insurance for Goedert, who after missing five games on an IR stint in 2022 was not able to have any of his production replaced with the inexperienced Stoll and Calcaterra.
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.