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Eagles sign safety Brandan Bishop

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The Eagles have a new safety.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent safety Brandan Bishop, according to his agent David Canter. The team officially confirmed the move. According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Eagles also worked out free agent Jeremy Deering before signing Bishop.

The 24-year-old Bishop measures in at 6-1, 208 pounds. Bishop played for North Carolina State and went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. Bishop made the Vikings' roster as a rookie but was released by Minnesota last offseason. The Atlanta Falcons signed Bishop to their practice squad late in the 2014 season before releasing him in early May 2015.

The Eagles felt they were in need of safety depth after waiving the oft-injured Earl Wolff last week. Bishop is obviously a long-shot to make the roster. He gives the team an extra body at the position for now.

With this signing, the Eagles now have seven full-time safeties on their roster: Malcolm Jenkins, Walter Thurmond, Chris Maragos, Chris Prosinski, Ed Reynolds, Jerome Couplin, and Bishop.

UPDATE: It's official. Bishop will wear No. 28, which was previously worn by Wolff.