The Eagles have been one of the healthier teams in the NFL throughout this season, but that doesn’t mean they have been immune to them.
Following Chauncey Garnder-Johnson’s stint on IR, and Reed Blankenship’s injury against the Giants on Sunday, the Eagles now only have two healthy safeties on the roster. And even Howie Roseman knows that isn’t enough.
According to reports, the Eagles have signed former starting safety Anthony Harris as of Tuesday morning. Harris played in three games for the Denver Broncos this season but only played on special teams.
Just a year ago though Harris was a key player in the Eagles’ secondary. Anthony Harris played in 14 games last season as the starting free safety and totaled 72 tackles and one pick. Philadelphia brought him back in the offseason but with the trade for CGJ, cut Harris before the 53-man roster was announced.
In his eight-year NFL career, Harris has totaled 10 picks (most with the Minnesota Vikings) and over 350 tackles.
While Blankenship’s injury does not appear to warrant a stint to IR according to additional reports, and CGJ not coming off IR for another couple of weeks, the Eagles appear ready to trust a former starter to help their secondary out.
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