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Eagles Sign Safety Jerome Couplin

Posted Dec 10, 2014

The Eagles filled the open spot on the active roster Wednesday morning by signing safety Jerome Couplin off the Lions' practice squad one day after releasing cornerback Roc Carmichael.

"Big, tall safety. We think he's got potential," head coach Chip Kelly said. "We've got to see where he is, see where his skill set is. He could be a dime for us. He's got a unique skill set." 

A rookie free agent signing of the Lions out of William and Mary, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Couplin (pronounced Cup-lin) played in eight games this season for Detroit. He also spent two weeks with the Bills in November before being re-signed to the Lions' practice squad.

Couplin finished his career at William & Mary with 257 tackles (158 solo), five interceptions, one touchdown, 21 pass defenses, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Last season, Couplin earned All-America honors and was a first-team all-conference selection.

Couplin will wear No. 21 for the Eagles.

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