The Eagles have claimed a player from a division rival. The team announced that they’ve claimed cornerback Shakial Taylor off of waivers from the Giants.
The 24-year-old was acquired by the Giants last offseason, and he ultimately opted out of the 2020 campaign with a high-risk designation. The Giants initially attempted to waive the cornerback, but he eventually reverted to their reserve list for the entire season. The Giants ended up waiving Taylor earlier this week.
The 2019 undrafted free agent out of Kansas has also spent time with the Colts and Broncos. He saw time in five games for Indy during his rookie campaign, collecting seven tackles and one pass defended. He garnered a three-year, $1.76MM deal from the Broncos during the 2020 offseason, but he was cut by the time prior to the preseason.
Taylor will have some familiarity with the Eagles, as he played under current defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon during the duo’s time in Indy. Gannon previously served as the Colts cornerbacks coach.