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Eagles sign former Chiefs cornerback to practice squad, report says

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The Philadelphia Eagles are signing former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback DeVante Bausby to their practice squad, according to a report from NFL Draft Diamonds.

The Eagles worked out Bausby last week. Here’s what we wrote at the time.

There was some thought Bausby could make the 53-man in Kansas City. He got second team work in camp and even saw some first team reps in dime packages as well. Here’s what our friends at Arrowhead Pride had to say after the news Bausby was cut.

“Bausby was an interesting undrafted free agent that the Chiefs picked up a couple years ago. He was hurt before that first season started and left Kansas City. After some time in Chicago he was back in Kansas City this offseason. Some of us thought he could make the Chiefs 53-man roster while other 53-man roster predictions had him getting cut so he was certainly on the bubble.”

Bausby has a nice combination of size and athleticism. The 6-1, 182 pound defensive back ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at his pro day in 2015.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has some familiarity with Baubsy given that the cornerback sign with the Chiefs back in 2015.

It’s kind of funny that the Eagles are signing a player who recently played for their upcoming opponent because that’s just what they did with Nate Sudfeld last week as well.

Signing Bausby does make some sense, though, since Ronald Darby is reportedly going to be out for four to six weeks. The Eagles released C.J. Smith from their practice squad earlier on Tuesday so it looks like they view Bausby as an upgrade.

The Eagles’ practice squad is currently already full at 10 players so the Birds will need to cut someone loose in order to make room for Bausby.

UPDATE: The Eagles make it official. Philadelphia is cutting Greg Ward to make room for Bausby. The Eagles liked Ward’s potential but they’re already carrying six on the roster plus Bryce Treggs on the practice squad.


CB DeVante Bausby

OT Victor Salako

QB Nate Sudfeld

C/G Josh Andrews

TE Billy Brown

LB Nathan Gerry

OT Dillon Gordon

DT Justin Hamilton

RB Byron Marshall

WR Bryce Treggs

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