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Eagles officially sign Orlando Scandrick, waive a defensive tackle

That was fast.

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Early on Saturday, it was reported the Eagles brought in former Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick for a workout after Cre’Von LeBlanc was injured on Day 1 of training camp. It looks like Scandrick will stay in Philly and has signed with the team.

Scandrick is a 10-year veteran and will definitely add some extra help to a secondary that is still recovering from last seasons injuries. On Friday, Malcolm Jenkins was taking extra reps as the second-team slot corner to fill a role, so Scandrick, if anything, will at least lighten the workload for some of the other secondary.

As noted by Michael Kist:

“According to PFF, last year Scandrick allowed his lowest QB Rating when targeted (81.1) since 2012. His 70.0 grade from PFF ranked 41st out of 125 qualifiers at cornerback.”

Scandrick spent nine of his 10 years playing in Dallas, and last season played under Andy Reid in Kansas City. Overall, he’s amassed 443 total tackles (391 solo), 76 passes defended, 11.5 sacks, 9 interceptions and 8 forced fumbles. He’s missed just a few games over the past few seasons and has had a relatively healthy career.

We’ll have to see how long Cre’Von LeBlanc ends up being sidelined, and when Jalen Mills will actually get back on the field, before having a good idea of whether or not Scandrick is more of a camp body or a real addition to the roster.

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