Report: Eagles Add Veteran Cornerback Bradley Roby
The Philadelphia Eagles have a bunch of young cornerbacks on the roster, but it appears they are ready to add a veteran to the mix.
On Tuesday, according to veteran NFL reporter Jordan Schultz, they’re set to sign veteran Bradley Roby to the Eagles practice squad,
The team worked out veteran William Jackson two weeks ago, but chose not to sign him.
Roby is entering his 10th season in the NFL, was released by the Saints at the end of training camp The 31-year played the previous two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, two in Houston and his first five seasons in Denver with the Broncos.
Roby played in 13 games last season with the Saints, and has plenty of experience as a starter and is versatile enough to play both outside and in the slot, but will like man the slot role, moving James Bradberry back to the outside corner spot.
During his nine NFL seasons, Roby Jackson’s racked up 11 interceptions (three for touchdowns), 85 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, five sacks, and 369 tackles.
According to the report, Roby fielded interest from multiple teams, but wanted to help Philly win a Super Bowl, which is why he landed in Philadelphia.