Jordan signs tender

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Linebacker Akeem Jordan has signed his tender from the Eagles. (Michael S. Wirtz / Staff Photographer)

Linebacker Akeem Jordan signed his tender with the Eagles, according to Eagles general manager Howie Roseman.

Jordan, a restricted free agent, was tendered at the second-round level. If the Eagles weren't willing to match another team's offer for him, they would receive a second-round pick in return. Teams aren't expected to go after Jordan, however, with the potential of losing such a high draft pick.

We reported earlier that guard Nick Cole had also signed his tender, but Roseman said he was given the wrong information and that Cole had not yet done so. 

The Eagles have already signed restricted free agents Leonard Weaver and Jason Avant to extension. They still have six RFAs -- cornerback Ellis Hobbs (first round), linebacker Omar Gaither (original draft pick), linebacker Chris Gocong (original), guard Max Jean-Gilles (original), punter Sav Rocca (right of first refusal) and Cole -- that have yet to sign their tenders.

The team did not tender tight end Alex Smith.

With his return, Jordan has been penciled in as the starting weak-side linebacker. The Eagles released what would have been his competition, Will Witherspoon, earlier this month. Cole's role next season is less defined. He played right guard most of last year, but filled in at center Jamaal Jackson tore his ACL. Jackson is not likely to be ready by the opener. If he's not and if the Eagles don't add another center, Cole may start the season back at center. If that were the case, Stacy Andrews would be the guy at right guard.

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