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Chris Givens, Eagles agree to terms on contract

The Eagles have a new wide receiver.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with free agent Chris Givens, according to an official announcement from the team. The one-year contract is reportedly worth $840,000.

News of Givens visiting Philadelphia first broke on Wednesday morning. It's clear the visit went well for both sides. Here's what we wrote about Givens earlier.

The 26-year-old Givens measures in at 6-0, 203 pounds. He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the fourth round pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Rams traded Givens to the Baltimore Ravens, who desperately needed wide receiver help, last season in exchange for a future seventh round draft pick.

Givens has started 31 games in 60 career appearances. He has 107 career receptions for 1,779 yards (16.6 yards per reception) and five touchdowns. He's also rushed for 42 yards on 11 carries.

Givens obviously has experience with current Eagles and former Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. The Birds need to add veteran depth at wide receiver so Givens could be a guy that makes sense for the team. He should come relatively cheap.

Givens gives (no pun intended) the Eagles much-needed speed at the wide receiver position. Here's an example of what he can do. This play comes from his impressive rookie season, and yes, that's Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas he's torching.

The addition of Givens also gives the Eagles more veteran experience in the receiver room. Jordan Matthews (23), Nelson Agholor (22), and Josh Huff (24) are all young. Matthews has shown nice potential in the slot but Agholor and Huff are far from reliable options on the outside. Givens will have an opportunity to fight for playing time and possibly contribute on special teams as well.

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