With DeMeco Ryans Out for the Season, Eagles Add a Safety
After their game against the Houston Texans, the Philadelphia Eagles had to end the season of veteran leader and linebacker DeMeco Ryans Achilles injury. Today, the Eagles have filled that vacant roster spot with a free agent safety, Chris Prosinski.
The Eagles announced on Monday evening that they successfully claimed Prosinski off of waivers. Prosinksi, 27, appeared in 45 games for the Jaguars from 2011-2013 before getting cut after three games this season.
The 6-foot-1, 208-pound safety has been with Jacksonville after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 draft out of Wyoming. In 48 regular season games, Prosinski has one career interception and 84 tackles. Prosinski also started nine of the 45 contests he played for the team between 2011 and 2013 but saw his role reduced more this season before being released.
He should provide depth on special teams with Casey Matthews playing more of a role on the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles needed to find a guy who could excel on special teams.
Miami signed safety Jordan Kovacs off the Eagles’ practice squad, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.