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Eagles will sign former Ravens safety, per report

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The Eagles are adding more depth where it's needed.

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The Eagles are expected to make another roster addition prior to the start of training camp. Philadelphia will sign free agent safety Nick Perry, according to a report from Matt Zenitz of AL.com.

Perry, who is not to be confused with the veteran Green Bay Packers linebacker of the same name, measures in at 6-1, 211 pounds. Perry played for Alabama from 2010 through 2014. During that time, he racked up 119 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, and nine passes defensed.

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Perry signed with the Ravens. His performance in training camp last summer caught the attention of Baltimore defensive coordinator Dean Pees. "He’s going to be one of those free-agent guys that are going to have a future in this league," said Pees via an article titled 'Alabama Safety Nick Perry Could Be Next Undrafted NFL Gem' published on BaltimoreRavens.com.

Ravens fans were surprised when Perry was released by the Ravens last year. According to our friends from Baltimore Beatdown, he had an "excellent camp" performance.

Perry spent last season on Baltimore's practice squad. He was with the team up until he was waived earlier this offseason in May.

The Eagles are projected to have two great starting safeties in Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod but Philadelphia totally lacks depth at the position. Giving Perry a look can't hurt.

Perry is the second rumored Eagles signing to emerge today. Earlier, it was reported the Birds will add Villanova linebacker Don Cherry. If/when the Eagles officially sign these two players, they will only have one vacant roster spot remaining.

One interesting note about these two potential signings is that both players share connections to Philadelphia's new vice president player of personnel Joe Douglas. Douglas originally signed Cherry to the Bears before getting hired by the Eagles. As for Perry, former Ravens scout and current Eagles assistant direct of player personnel Andy Weidl is familiar with him. These potential signings are minor, but we're already seeing the influence of Philadelphia's new player personnel executives.