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Eagles fill out practice squad by bringing a corner back

The return.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Notre Dame at USC Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles signed undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Ajene Harris (pronounced uh-JAY-nay) to their practice squad, according to an official announcement from the team.

The Eagles had a practice squad vacancy after promoting Craig James to the 53-man roster on Wednesday evening.

Harris originally signed with the Eagles back in training camp. Here’s what we wrote at the time:

He began his college career as a wide receiver, but after missing the 2015 season due to having hip surgery the summer before the season, he made the move to the defensive side of the ball ahead of the 2016 season. During that first year at DB, Harris often played nickelback and also saw snaps on special teams. He had 27 total tackles, 4 passes defended, 2 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 1.0 sack. Harris followed that up in 2017 with 58 total tackles, 6 passes defended and a career-high 3 interceptions (again, returning one for a touchdown), and his senior season he similarly recorded an additional 58 total tackles, 6 passes defended and 1 Pick-6.

Harris played in all four preseason games — and graded out decently by PFF’s standards — before being waived by the Eagles during final roster cuts.

The presence of Harris gives the Eagles six cornerbacks for practice purposes. Something’s gone terribly wrong if he has to play snaps for this team in 2019 but he could be worth keeping around as a developmental prospect.

Current Eagles practice squad

CB Ajene Harris

TE Alex Ellis

QB Kyle Lauletta

RB Boston Scott

WR Marcus Green

WR Greg Ward

TE Joshua Perkins

TE Alex Ellis

OG Sua Opeta

DT Bruce Hector

LB Alex Singleton

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