Former Falcons WR finds a new home

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Adam Schefter reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are signing former Atlanta Falcons wideout Olamide Zaccheaus, per Katz Brothers Sports.

OZ was a fan favorite after being undrafted in 2019. Despite minimal playing time during his rookie season, Zaccheaus assumed a more regular role following that campaign. It was supplemental but nonetheless valuable. He caught 40 passes for 533 yards and three touchdowns last season and had 94 catches for 1,328 yards and eight touchdowns over his entire time with Atlanta, more than respectable marks for an UDFA.

The Eagles’ wide receiver room is a bit crowded. Zaccheaus joins A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Quez Watkins in Philadelphia, likely slotting in as the WR3 or competing with Watkins for snaps. Outside of Brown and Smith’s target share, he’s also joining a run-heavy offense, so opportunities will not come easy, especially with one of the best tight ends in the league returning in Dallas Goedert.

It’s not completely surprising the Falcons didn’t bring Olamide Zaccheaus back, considering the club signed Scotty Miller. The former Buccaneers’ receiver is a sub-4.4 guy, and Atlanta’s offense doesn’t need a ton of those players to take the top off of defenses. You can never have enough speed, but Kyle Pitts must be considered in these receiving core discussions. Instead of another burner, the club signed another big-bodied pass catcher that is a competent blocker in Mack Hollins.

Zacchaeus joins a former teammate in Philadelphia, Marcus Mariota. Both will likely play relatively trivial roles in the Eagles’ overall success (Mariota far less than Zaccheaus), but we wish OZ the absolute best with his new team.

Photographer: John Adams/Icon Sportswire


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