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Eagles search for depth: Ravens waive inside linebacker Josh Bynes

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Inside linebacker Josh Bynes may fit in well in Philadelphia.


The Eagles have been looking for upgrades at inside linebacker and a new option may have emerged on the waiver wire. On Tuesday, the Ravens waived inside linebacker Josh Bynes, who has played the last three seasons in Baltimore.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Ravens in 2011, Bynes played in 26 games (nine starts) for Baltimore over three seasons. Last season, Bynes played in 15 games and started six of those contests, while compiling 45 tackles and three pass breakups.

Still just 25, Bynes is a thumper with solid run-stopping ability. He could serve as a backup to DeMeco Ryans, while Najee Goode mans the No. 2 spot behind Mychal Kendricks. The Eagles are obviously late in the waiver wire (No. 22) pecking order, but Bynes should appeal to them. He is a three-year veteran with special teams and starting experience, who has played solely in a 3-4 defense during his career. He also won a BCS National Championship against Chip Kelly's Oregon Ducks in 2010 with the Auburn Tigers.