Alex Ellis on the Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Alex Ellis (82) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Delmar's Alex Ellis has signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 2011 Delmar alum appeared in two games last season as a tight end with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ellis started his career as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans, but after he was released, he was signed to Jacksonville's practice squad in 2016.

He was activated for the final 6 games, making 3 starts, catching 3 passes for 11 yards.

The Jags cut Ellis before the 2017 season, but ended up spending the season on New Orleans' practice squad.

They would waive him after the 2018 draft, only to have the Chiefs pick him up.

Kansas City played him in two games, but ended up going on injured reserve on October 3.

Alex's road to the NFL was a winding one, as he joined the University of Tennessee's squad as a walk-on.

He was a practice squad player for two seasons, before redshirting the 2013 season due to injury.

Ellis found the field in his junior season of 2014, playing in 13 games and making his first start against rival Kentucky.

Ellis had 6 catches for 115 yards, including a 25-yarder against Alabama. He scored his only collegiate touchdown against Missouri, as he hauled in a 31-yard pass from holder Patrick Ashford on a fake field goal.

Before the team played in the 2014 TaxSlayer Bowl, he was honored with a scholarship at the end of a team meeting.

He again played in 13 games in 2015, collecting 8 teaches for 117 yards.

Ellis saved his best for last, catching a career-high 3 passes for 74 yards in the 2016 Outback Bowl against Northwestern.

Ellis becomes the 6th tight end on the Eagles roster, as he'll fight to find a sport in a competitive group that includes Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, and Richard Rodgers.

WDEL/Delaware SportsZone Sports Director. National Sports Media Association's Delaware Sportscaster of the Year (2013).