Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagles bring in another defensive back for visit

With defensive back Shawn Springs having reportedly agreed to a contract with the New England Patriots, the Eagles will look elsewhere and bring in safety Sean Jones for a visit tomorrow.

Eagles bring in another defensive back for visit

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With defensive back Shawn Springs having reportedly agreed to a contract with the New England Patriots, the Eagles will look elsewhere and bring in safety Sean Jones for a visit tomorrow.

Jones has spent his four-year career with the Cleveland Browns. Jones, 27, has played in 60 games (44 starts) and is ranked third among NFL safeties behind Ed Reed and Oshiomogho Atogwe with 14 interceptions since the start of the 2006 season. He is 6-0, 220 and has played strong safety, not free safety, the position vacated by Brian Dawkins' departure, but the Eagles might feel incumbent strong safety Quintin Mikell could move to free.

Another strong safety, Roy Williams, reportedly is being released by the Cowboys. No word on any Eagles interest there.

Jones was a second-round draft pick in 2004 out of the University of Georgia, where he was teammates with Eagles wide receiver Reggie Brown.

Springs, who was cut by Washington, visited the Eagles on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In other Eagles-related news, punter Dirk Johnson signed with the Redskins. Johnson was the Eagles punter from 2003 to 2006 before being replaced by Sav Rocca.

To read our earlier report on the Greg Lewis trade, click here.

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