Eagles Add LB Daniels Off Waivers
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PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles added another linebacker to their offseason roster Wednesday, plucking Steven Daniels off waivers from Washington.
A seventh-round pick out of Boston College in 2016, Daniels, 24, spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a torn labrum suffered in August of last year. He was waived by the Redskins earlier this week after the 2017 draft.
Currently, the Eagles' depth chart at LB is headlined by Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks, although the team has been actively trying to move Kendricks in recent weeks.
The backups are special-teams standouts Kamu Grugier-Hill and Najee Goode, along with Joe Walker, a seventh-round pick last season lost to an ACL injury, and 2017 fifth-round pick Nathan Gerry, the Nebraska safety who Philadelphia plans to move to LB.
Former Indiana inside linebacker Marcus Oliver has also been added as an undrafted free agent signing.
At 5-foot-11 and 242 pounds, Daniels will be looked at as a potential backup to Hicks in the middle.
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