The Eagles are signing former Ottawa Redblacks cornerback Mitchell White to a two-year deal, according to National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson.
White played in Ottawa in 2016, after spending two years with the Montreal Alouettes. He recorded three of his four career interceptions this past season with the Redblacks.
White, 26, stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 185 pounds, according to this year’s Redblacks website and media guide.
A native of Michigan, White attended Michigan State in college and, according to Wilson, had a previous stint with the Oakland Raiders but was unable to make the team’s roster.
Per Wilson, the Eagles weren’t the only NFL team interested in White:
Terms of the contract weren’t released by White’s Dallas-based agent, Steve Weinberg, who believes it’s the highest signing bonus ever negotiated for a CFL cornerback.
The Eagles signed White, an all-star cornerback for the Grey Cup champions, after he worked out for the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals.