The Eagles chances of taking a linebacker in the first-round took a hit, but their defense may have improved.

The team signed former Chargers linebacker Kyzir White on Saturday, to a one-year, $5 million contract.

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The 2018 fourth-round pick from West Virginia, had 144 tackles, seven TFLs, and two interceptions for the Chargers in 2021.

White, a converted safety with solid coverage skills, should start as opposite T.J. Edwards in Jonathan Gannon's defense.

In the Eagles Week 8 loss to Los Angels,  White had eight tackles, including one for loss.

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