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Eagles sign Najee Goode to one-year contract

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Goode signing.

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The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker Najee Goode to a one-year contract, according to an official announcement from the team.

Goode was scheduled to be a free agent in March. Now he'll have another shot to stick the team in 2016.

Keeping Goode around is hardly a major move but it makes some sense. He's a solid backup linebacker and he can contribute on special teams. Goode had four special teams tackles last season. He also recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown in the Eagles' unlikely win over the New England Patriots.

The Eagles originally acquired Goode by claiming him off waivers prior to the 2013 season. He made one start that season due to an injury to Mychal Kendricks. Goode got hurt in Week 1 of the 2014 season and missed the whole year. Chip Kelly said Goode was the toughest player to dismiss during final cuts in 2015. The team brought him back during the season due to more injuries at the linebacker position.

With Goode in the fold, the Eagles now have only seven players scheduled to be unrestricted free agents when the new league year starts on March 9.