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Eagles tried to sign a safety from the Bears’ practice squad

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Didn’t work out.

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The Philadelphia Eagles, who currently have a vacant roster spot at the time of this writing, reportedly tried to sign Bears safety DeAndre Houston-Carson, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Eagles failed to acquire Houston-Carson (henceforth “DHC”), however, because the Bears promoted him to their 53-man roster instead.

Philadelphia’s intentions here could signal that the team is trying to bring in a safety with their open roster spot. This would make sense since starter Rodney McLeod is expected to be out for a few weeks due to a hamstring injury. The same goes for backup safety/cornerback hybrid Jaylen Watkins.

DHC was a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was active for eight games with the Bears as a rookie but didn’t record any stats.

Perhaps the Eagles will try to sign DHC if he’s ever available down the road. It’s worth noting he was drafted when Joe Douglas was still with Chicago’s front office in 2016.

For now, DHC is not available, so the Birds will have to look elsewhere to fill their roster vacancy.