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Eagles sign former Vikings cornerback

More CB competition.

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Shortly after officially confirming their seven UDFA signings, the Philadelphia Eagles also announced they signed free agent cornerback Nate Meadors.

Meadors, 24, played college football at UCLA before going unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings and bounced on and off their roster before doing the same with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020. The transaction section of his Pro Football Reference page is not short:

With just 11 career defensive snaps and 37 special teams snaps under his belt, Meadors is hardly some instant solution to the Eagles’ gaping hole at cornerback. He’s likely just a camp body, though perhaps he’ll turn out to be a pleasant surprise.

Meadors didn’t actually overlap with new Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon in Minnesota but the Vikings connection is probably relevant to Meadors winding up in Philly. I’m sure his experience with a Mike Zimmer defense didn’t hurt his case.

The Eagles now have the following cornerbacks under contract: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Craig James, Kevon Seymour, Michael Jacquet, Shakial Taylor, Jameson Houston, Lavert Hill, and Meadors. We know Slay is CB1 but it’s unclear who else is starting.