According to NJ.com, former Temple linebacker Blaze Caponegro has been invited, along with six others, to compete in the Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamp.
The Allenwood, N.J. native finished his career with the Owls accumulating 110 total tackles and three sacks. Caponegro has an edge heading into the workouts. None of the 15 undrafted free agents are linebackers and can impress head coach Chip Kelly enough to garner a special teams spot.
Though former Florida TE Trey Burton and Mizzou RB Henry Josey are more household names, Caponegro could pull a Vince Papale and be a workout warrior.
Temple has churned quality NFL talent in previous years with Jets’ DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Broncos’ NT Terrance Knighton and Oakland wideout Rod Streater, but many Eagles fans remember the 2nd round reach of Jaiquawn Jarrett in the 2011 draft who flamed out and joined Wilkerson in the Big Apple.
Though we probably won’t see Caponegro blazing the field on Sundays, Kelly is an out-of-the-box type of coach who can utilize any talent given to him.