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Brad Jones, former Packers linebacker, set to visit Eagles [UPDATE]

The Eagles are looking at linebacker depth.

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[UPDATE: The Eagles officially signed Jones to a two-year contract.]

According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, free agent inside linebacker Brad Jones is set to visit the Eagles today. Jones recently visited the Titans before leaving without a deal to head to Philadelphia. Jones was released by the Packers on February 20.

Jones, who turns 29 in early April, has been with Green Bay since he was drafted out of Colorado in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Jones has made 36 starts in 76 career appearances. He's recorded 10 sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and 186 tackles during his six-year career. Jones started 22 games in 2012 and 2013 combined but only made one start last season. In 2014, Jones finished with the third most special teams tackles on the Packers roster with seven.

The Eagles could be looking to bring in Jones as a backup who can contribute on special teams and potentially "compete" for a starting job. Mychal Kendricks is already in place as one of Philadelphia's starting inside linebackers but the other spot is up in the air. DeMeco Ryans is coming off an Achilles injury and could be a cap casualty considering his 2015 salary isn't guaranteed at all. It's also worth noting backup linebacker Casey Matthews is scheduled to be a free agent. Jones could give the Eagles depth at a position where they might need it.

There's no guarantee Jones will leave Philadelphia with a deal. Stay tuned.

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