The Eagles are back up to the 90-man roster limit after signing linebacker Deontae Skinner, the team announced today (via Twitter). The move comes on the heels of the club waiving linebacker Brandon Hepburn, who sustained an abdominal injury.
Skinner, 24, signed with the Patriots in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State. Although Skinner didn’t crack New England’s Week 1 roster last season, he spent time on the 53-man squad later in the season, bouncing back and forth from the practice squad. For the year, he recorded 16 tackles and a sack in seven regular season contests.
Skinner figures to have the opportunity to compete for a spot on an increasingly banged-up Eagles’ linebacking corps. Terms of his deal weren’t disclosed, but it’s almost certainly a minimum-salary pact with no guaranteed money.