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Eagles restructure Blake Countess contract, add another year

8 May 2019 Eagles News

According to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Reuben Frank, the Philadelphia Eagles have restructured the newly signed safety’s deal.

With the new restructured deal, the 25-year-old Countess should have a more cap friendly deal and a bit more security under his belt with the added year(signed until 2020). The Rams decided to part ways from Countess, after he decided not to restructure his $2.025 million deal.

The former 2016 draft pick of the Eagles, gives them another player to provide depth behind Malcom Jenkins (31) and Rodney McLeod (29) for the time being. Countess also provides the Birds with a solid special teams player, as a kick returner he averaged 24.6 yards a return in 2018. Last year, Countess played all 16 games for the Rams and has logged 37 games in his three seasons. In each of the last two years, Countess has recovered blocked punts for touchdowns, while adding in 17 returned kicks.

As of right now, Countess will push the middle of the safety roster for playing time, with Andrew Sendejo, Tre Sullivan and Deiondre’ Hall all fighting to make a role for themselves.