PHILADELPHIA ( - The Eagles have consistently had one of the NFL’s better special teams operations under Dave Fipp and one of the keystones of that success was rewarded with a new three-year deal on Thursday.

The Eagles extended safety Chris Maragos, their leading tackler on STs, through the 2019 season.

“From the first day he set foot in the city of Philadelphia in 2014, Chris Maragos has represented our organization at the highest level on and off the field,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said.

Maragos originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent by San Francisco in 2010 and spent three years in Seattle before signing with the Eagles in March of 2014, one of two targeted special teams signings, along with Bryan Braman.

During his time in Philadelphia, Maragos has made 37 tackles on special teams and also blocked a punt during last season's upset win in New England.

“His work ethic, team-first attitude, accountability and high character are things he brings to work every single day,” Roseman said of Maragos. And he happens to be one of the best special teams players in the NFL and we’re excited to be able to extend his contract.”

This season Maragos leads Philadelphia with right ST tackles and he is one snap (203) behind Braman, who lead the club in special teams snaps.

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