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In a flurry of activity in the last few minutes, the Eagles have announced 5 signings. First was Texans H-Back James Casey, then 49ers NT Isaac Sopoaga & Rams CB Bradley Fletcher. The latest are LB Jason Phillips and safety Patrick Chung.
Chung, a former Oregon product, leaves the Patriots after 4 seasons in which he flashed some real talent but also struggled with injuries. The former 2nd round pick has missed 12 games over the past two seasons. Our Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit, was hoping to see Chung re-signed despite the injuries but expected him to leave.
"When healthy, there are few safeties in the league capable of making the impact that Chung can inside the box. He's an excellent blitzer, can be average in coverage, and is one of the team's best special teams players."
Chung, 25, should start immediately at SS.
The Eagles also announced the signing of former Panthers LB Jason Phillips. He started his career with Baltimore, so clearly 3-4 familiarity is key with him. That said, Phillips has been mostly a depth player starting just 2 games in 2 seasons with Carolina.
He will likely find a key role on special teams after leading the Panthers with 16 special teams tackles last season.
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