Report: The Eagles have signed safety Jonathan Cyprien to a one year deal
2 August 2019 Eagles News
A bit of a surprising move from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles have signed safety Jonathan Cyprien to a one year deal per an ESPN report. With Malcom Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Andrew Sendejo and now Cyprien, the Eagles safety room just got a little crowded.
Eagles are signing veteran S Jonathan Cyprien pending a physical, a league source confirms. (As @AdamSchefter reported) …This move is for depth and competition with the reserve roles. Cyprien is coming off torn ACL.
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) August 2, 2019
Cyprien has played 70 games in the NFL, he spent his first four seasons with the Tennessee Titans and his last two with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He missed all of last season with a torn ACL.
What he brings to the table is starting attributes but off the bench. He wouldn’t start for the Eagles, but provides strong play so it ensures there’s not a drop off. He can play strong safety or in the box as well. He’s a hard hitter and a ball hawk, so fitting into the Eagles scheme isn’t problem.
What is the problem is the fight for a roster spot. If the Eagles do keep four safeties, he’ll likely have to battle Tre Sullivan and Blake Countess for it. I think Cyprien is better and more versatile than both, however, Countess adds special teams value. This move definitely makes the safety position a lot more interesting.
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