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Cowboys sign former Eagles player to their practice squad

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Trying to steal Philadelphia’s Super Bowl winning secrets.

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The Dallas Cowboys signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Aziz Shittu to their 10-man practice squad on Tuesday evening, as first reported by ESPN.

I think it’s fair to say that Shittu is a traitor and should never be allowed to set foot in Philadelphia again.

Half-joking aside, it is a little bit of a bummer to see Shittu join an NFC East rival. He was deserving of a practice squad spot in Philadelphia but the Eagles decided to keep Winston Craig instead (Joe Douglas Richmond Spiders bias alert).

Shittu originally joined the Eagles roster as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad before then suffering a season-ending injury in early in the 2017 offseason. He spent the year on the Eagles’ injured reserve list, so I guess he got a Super Bowl ring.

Shittu was competing for a fourth or fifth defensive tackle spot on the Eagles’ 53-man roster this offseason but he ultimately lost out to undrafted free agent Bruce Hector.

And so the Eagles will say farewell to the Stanford alumnus with the funny name.

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In other former Eagles news, Donnel Pumphrey signed with the Detroit Lions practice squad and Christian Hackenberg signed with the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. Pump, Hack, and Shittu are so far the only players to find new NFL homes since being cut by the Eagles on Saturday.