Philadelphia Eagles Sign Former Texans CB Jimmy Moreland
The Philadelphia Eagles and former Houston Texans cornerback Jimmy Moreland agreed to a contract on Monday.
Over seven games this past season with the Texans, Moreland played as mainly a special teamer.
He made a name for himself while in Washington, when recorded 85 tackles, two of which were for losses, 0.5 sacks, one interception and five pass defended during his 37 games with (10 starts).
Moreland entered the league with Washington as a seventh-rounder in the 2019 NFL Draft. After two seasons in Washington, he landed in Houston with the Texans
Moreland has played in 37 games in his three NFL seasons.
The corner has played mostly in the slot during his three seasons and marks the second free agent brought in by general manager Howie Roseman at that position.
Last week, Philadelphia signed cornerback James Bradberry, formally of the Giants.
The Moreland signing gives defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon more depth at corner behind starter Avonte Maddox in the slot. .
Outside of Moreland, the Eagles’ depth pieces at cornerback behind Darius Slay and Maddox and Bradberry include Zech McPhearson, Kary Vincent, Tay Gowan, Josiah Scott, Josh Jobe, Mac McCain III, Josh Blackwell, Mario Goodrich