A decision by President Donald Trump might apparently help the Eagles sign a new offensive lineman.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles are interested in signing former Army offensive tackle Brett Toth, who “is seeking a waiver from senior Army leadership” that would allow him to join the Eagles.
In June, Trump signed a presidential memorandum that ordered the Pentagon to develop a policy that would allow players from military academies to play professional sports after graduation, deferring their service obligation.
In that memo in June, Trump said military academy athletes should be allowed to defer because of the “short window of time” they have to play pro sports.
In 2018, Toth became the first player from West Point to be invited to the annual Senior Bowl. Toth graduated last May and is a second lieutenant in the Army. He’s now a year removed from football.