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Eagles sign Chris Maragos to three year extension

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Special teams ace gets a new deal

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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed safety and special teams standout Chris Maragos to a three year contract extension. Since joining the Eagles in 2014, Maragos has been among the top three in special teams playing time, contributing to the Eagles strong special teams units in all three seasons.

“From the first day he set foot in the city of Philadelphia in 2014, Chris Maragos has represented our organization at the highest level on and off the field," said Howie Roseman. "His work ethic, team-first attitude, accountability and high character are things he brings to work every single day. And he happens to be one of the best special teams players in the NFL and we’re excited to be able to extend his contract.”

The Eagles have consistently fielded top 5 units since Maragos’ arrival. They finished the season top 3 in punt returns in 2014 and 2015, were 5th in kick returns in 2014, in 2015 finished 3rd in punt returns against and 7th in kick returns against. This season they are are 3rd in punt returns, 1st in kick returns, and 4th in kick returns against.

In 2014 Maragos forced a fumble and scored a touchdown on a blocked punt and led the team in special teams tackles. In the first half of 2015 he saw regular playing time as a safety, and was second on the team in special teams tackles for the year. This season he is tied for the team in special teams tackles.

Terms of the contract have not yet been released.