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Eagles fill out 10-man practice squad by signing a cornerback

More DB depth.

NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

When the Philadelphia Eagles announced their practice squad signings on Sunday, they only listed nine players. That’s one shy of the 10-man practice squad limit.

The Eagles are now filling that vacancy by signing former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Craig James, according to a report from Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Tomasson had previously reported the Eagles were bringing James to Philly for a workout. It appears that workout went well. [UPDATE: The Eagles officially confirmed the James signing.]

James, 23, measures in at 5-10, 195 pounds. He originally signed with the Vikings as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. James spent time on Minnesota’s practice squad before eventually being promoted to their active roster and getting some playing time on special teams. The Vikings waived James in final cuts this past weekend despite the fact he was said to be “making a run for a roster spot” at one point.

Signing James gives the Eagles some more depth at a spot where they needed it. Philadelphia only has four healthy cornerbacks on the 53-man roster: Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones, and Rasul Douglas.

Current Eagles practice squad

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

CB Craig James

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