Roster Move Analysis: Eagles bring back CB Dexter McDougle
16 October 2018 Eagles News
On a slow day for the Philadelphia Eagles, they announced a roster move.
The Eagles are bringing back cornerback Dexter McDougle.
Former Jets’ 3rd-round pick, CB Dexter McDougle, agreed to terms with Eagles, per @seanstellato.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2018
McDougle is being brought back to the team and defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao was waived to make room. The big picture here is the Eagles have injuries in the secondary and have a dwindling defensive tackle position.
With Sidney Jones likely out this week with a hamstring injury, McDougle could see some reps in the slot. He played eight games last season for the Eagles and is likely to fit right in at cornerback and on special teams.
Losing Vaeao means the Eagles have just a few natural defensive tackles left. You’re going to see an increase of guys like Michael Bennett and Brandon Graham slide in at defensive tackle until Timmy Jernigan returns.
Another note here is the Eagles most really like Avonte Maddox at safety because he’d naturally slide in at the slot, however, his play at safety might have just secured his position for the future.
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