The Philadelphia Eagles have added a pair of former first-round picks with the hope of getting more out of them than their previous teams could.

First, the team has signed former Jets offensive lineman Mekhi Becton to a one-year deal worth up to $5.5 million, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Becton, 25, was the 11th overall pick in the 2020 draft out of Louisville. He has played both left and right tackle and started in 30 of 31 career games, including 16 last season, all with the Jets.

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He has battled multiple injuries throughout his career, including an avulsion fracture of his right kneecap that caused him to miss the entire 2022 season.

The team is also taking a shot on former first-round pick John Ross, a wide receiver who was the ninth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He will be a part of their rookie camp this week “on a tryout basis" per MIke Garagolo of the NFL Network. 

The 28-year-old was known for his speed, with a 4.22 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

He battled injuries throughout his career, starting just 21 of 37 games over his five NFL seasons. He has 62 career catches for 957 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 15. 4 yards per catch.

He hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2021 and announced he was retiring from the NFL before last season, but apparently is looking at a comeback to the field.

If he can show the same speed that got him drafted No. 9 overall, the team could bring him to training camp with a shot to make the team as a slot wide receiver, competing with guys like Paris Campbell and DeVante Parker.

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