The Eagles will be signing free agent cornerback Orlando Scandrick. This news comes after Cre’Von LeBlanc, who is expected to be out a few weeks, and Jalen Mills, who was placed on the PUP list, are dealing with foot injuries.

Scandrick entered the league in 2008 after he was drafted in the fifth round by the Dallas Cowboys. In 2018, Scandrick was with the Washington Redskins until he was cut before the start of the season. Scandrick eventually signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, playing in 15 games, including seven starts.  Scandrick had a career-high 13 pass deflections last season, adding one interception, along with 44 tackles.

Cornerback has become a sudden spot of need after the injuries to LeBlanc and Mills.

As mentioned before, LeBlanc suffered a sprained foot that will keep him out of practice for multiple weeks. The injury will not require surgery, though, which means LeBlanc is on track to be ready for the start of the regular season.

As for Mills, there is no set timetable for his return to the field, and Mills said he is unsure if he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Ronald Darby has also been limited in practice while he continues to rehab a torn ACL suffered last November, but he is expected to be ready for opening week.

For now, the Eagles will be rolling with Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox as their top CB’s until the others are healthy.

Scandrick will likely serve as a camp body, which is an upgrade over the others the Eagles have been suddenly forced to use. However, if LeBlanc’s injury lingers and Mills is indeed out to start the season, Scandrick has a realistic chance at making the Eagles roster.

Scandrick recently visited with the Minnesota Vikings as well, but clearly found the Eagles to be a spot of more opportunity.

The Eagles were also at the 90-man limit on their roster, so there will need to be a corresponding move in order to fit in Scandrick.

Considering the unknown of the injuries in the secondary, the addition of Scandrick makes sense. Time will tell if this move, though, is one just for the time being, or one that hinted at more longterm health issues at cornerback.

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