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Former Arizona QB Khalil Tate signs futures deal with Eagles

As a wide receiver

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Khalil Tate is getting a second chance to get his pro football career started. And like get first attempt, it won't be at the position he played in college.

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Tate to a reserve/futures contract for 2021, bringing back a player they signed as an undrafted free agent last spring.

Tate was waived by the Eagles in July, prior to training camp, and did not sign with another team. He had several workouts with interested clubs, including the Arizona Cardinals prior to their season finale.

The Cardinals were looking at him as a quarterback, while the Eagles have identified him as a wide receiver as they did when initially signing him.

Tate played for the UA from 2016-2019, becoming a national sensation in October 2017 after setting an FBS quarterback record for rushing yards in a game. Injuries and a coaching/system change hampered him in 2018, then in 2019 he eventually shared the starting job with freshman Grant Gunnell.