A solid performance during training camp and the preseason was enough to prompt the Philadelphia Eagles to add quarterback G.J. Kinne to their practice squad Monday.

Kinne, who spent some time on the practice squad last season, was the most accurate of the Eagles’ four quarterbacks during the preseason. He completed 12-of-14 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown pass against no interceptions. He registered a 130.7 quarterback rating that was higher than Nick Foles' (73.6), Mark Sanchez's (112.5) and Matt Barkley's (82.5).

The former Tulsa University standout became the ninth member of the Eagles’ practice squad, leaving one more vacancy. The Eagles signed linebacker Emmanual Acho, offensive lineman Josh Andrews, tackle Kevin Graf, defensive lineman Wade Keliikipi, wide receivers Will Murphy and Quron Partt, safety Ed Reynolds and running back Matthew Tucker Sunday.

On the local front, defensive end Jack Crawford (St. Augustine Prep, Longport) and running back Dominique Williams (Bridgeton High School) remained free agents after being released by Oakland and Minnesota, respectively, on Saturday.

Several media outlets said Crawford was expected to sign with Dallas, but it had not happened as of Monday night. Williams was said to still be weighing his options and is likely headed for a spot on someone's practice squad.

Crawford and Williams could not be reached for comment Monday.

Two Southern Regional High School graduates are currently on NFL rosters. Linebacker Glenn Carson made Arizona's 53-man squad as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State University. Long snapper Clark Harris is entering his fifth season with Cincinnati.

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A graduate of Penn State University, I worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, before joining The Press in 2013.