PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles made an interesting addition to the roster Thursday, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with veteran tight end Dan Arnold.
Arnold was with Doug Pederson in Jacksonville last season, appearing in all 17 regular-season games as a role player with 169 offensive snaps. He was traded to the Jags from the Carolina Panthers during the 2021 season. Arnold, 28, entered the league as an undrafted free agent signed by New Orleans out of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2017 and also played with Arizona.
More receiver than blocker, the lanky 6-foot-6, 240-pound Arnold will be competing with Jack Stoll and Grant Calcaterra to be one of Dallas Goedert’s backups. Developmental prospect Tyree Jackson is also back after signing his exclusive rights free agent tender and Dalton Keene, a 2020 third-round pick by New England, is on a futures deal.
Arnold had 95 career receptions for 1,258 yards and seven touchdowns, easily the most accomplished receiving TE on the team after Goedert. He topped out with 35 receptions for 408 yards while splitting the 2021 season between the Panthers and Jags. Once Arnold got to Jacksonville he quickly became a favorite of Trevor Lawrence, accumulating 60 or more receiving yards in four of the last seven games of the season.