The Eagles added depth to their depleted wide receiver corps Monday afternoon, acquiring 24-year-old Jeff Maehl from the Texans in exchange for offensive lineman Nate Menkin -- who the Eagles acquired from the Texans a year ago.
Maehl, who played for Chip Kelly at Oregon, was undrafted in 2011. He’s had a couple stints on the Texans’ practice squad and played in three games in 2011, mainly on special teams. He didn’t catch any passes.
Maehl adds some extra legs at camp for a depleted group of Eagles WRs. He likely won't make much of a fantasy impact, but is expected to compete for a special teams job. The Birds don't have much of a WR2 option at the moment, so it's possible you can lump him in with a group that includes Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson and Russell Shepard. Maehl was the only 1,000-yard receiver at Oregon under Kelly. The Eagles have talked about signing another WR after cuts are made around the league.