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Dexter McDougle, Eagles sign contract extension

Here to stay.

New York Jets Rookie Minicamp Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images

Howie Roseman is handing one-year contract extensions out like candy. After re-signing Steven Means earlier this week and Chance Warmack earlier today, the Philadelphia Eagles have officially signed cornerback Dexter McDougle to a one-year extension.

The Eagles traded Terrence Brooks to the New York Jets in exchange for McDougle six days ago. He made his Eagles debut against his former team in the fourth preseason game on Thursday evening. The newcomer didn’t look too bad.

McDougle figures to be the Eagles’ fifth cornerback. For now, he’s stuck behind the likes of Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Rasul Douglas, and Patrick Robinson on the depth chart.

With McDougle slotted to play at nickel cornerback, it’s possible he could get some playing time if/when Robinson struggles or gets hurt.

The 26-year-old was set to be an unrestricted free agent after this year. Now he’s under contract through the 2018 season.

For a complete breakdown of the Eagles’ 53-man depth chart, click here.

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