On Saturday the Eagles took a step toward strengthening their defensive second level, agreeing to a deal with former Charger Jatavis Brown, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. It’s a one-year contract, Schefter tweets.
Once a key performer with the Chargers, Brown saw his stock drop in his contract year. The Chargers used him on just 94 defensive snaps in 13 games. Brown, 26, was a 10-game starter during the team’s 12-4 2018 season, making 97 tackles.
As a rookie, the 2016 fifth-round pick registered 3 1/2 sacks to go along with 79 tackles (eight for loss) and two forced fumbles. The Akron alum has started 23 career games.
Brown will join an Eagles linebacking corps that lost Nigel Bradham before free agency and saw Kamu Grugier-Hill sign with the Dolphins this week. Even after the Brown move, needs remain for the Eagles at linebacker.
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