The Philadelphia Eagles will need to replace starting safety Kevin Byard.

Byard, who the team released last week, has signed a 2-year deal with the Chicago Bears, per veteran NFL reporter Josina Anderson.

The Eagles release of Byard saved the team $13 million in cap space, but there were reports that the team could look to bring him back.

The Eagles acquired Byard from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for Terrell Edmunds, plus fifth and sixth-round draft picks at the NFL trade deadline in October,

The 31-year-old made 75 tackles and one interception in 10 games with the Eagles, overall he made 122 tackles, one interception, and three pass breakups in 16 games.

With Byard gone, the Eagles will need to find a new safety with just Reed Blankenship on the roster.  Sydney Brown is coming off an ACL injury and will be entering his second season with the team after being drafted in the third round in 2023.

It's the second year in a row that Chicago has signed a Philadelphia free agent, last offseason they inked linebacker T.J. Edwards. The Eagles missed Edwards in 2023, and he played well in Chicago, racking up 153 tackles2.5 sacks, and three interceptions for the Bears.

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