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Philadelphia Eagles sign safety with starting experience to practice squad

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After losing Byron Marshall to the Washington Redskins earlier on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles replaced his spot on the practice squad by signing free agent safety Harold Jones-Quartey.

Jones-Quartey, 24, measures in at 5-11, 215 pounds. The University of Findlay alumnus (Division II) originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft.

After getting cut by the Cardinals, HJQ was picked up by the Bears. He made 16 starts in 29 games played for Chicago over two years. He racked up 81 tackles, seven passes defensed, two interceptions, and one forced fumble in that span. The Bears cut him prior to the start of the 2017 season.

The Eagles aren’t hurting for safety depth, especially after bringing Tre Sullivan back last week. But HJQ has a connection to Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, who was in Chicago in 2015, so there you go.

UPDATED LOOK AT THE 2017 EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD

S Harold Jones-Quartey

S Tre Sullivan

DT Justin Hamilton

WR Rashard Davis

CB D.J. Killings

WR Greg Ward Jr.

CB DeVante Bausby

C/G Josh Andrews

TE Billy Brown

OT Dillon Gordon