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Eagles Sign Veteran LB Dannell Ellerbe

Posted Nov 13, 2017

The Eagles signed veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to the active roster Monday morning. To make room, the Eagles waived cornerback Dexter McDougle.

Ellerbe last played with the Saints in 2016, starting in eight games and registering four sacks to go along with two passes defensed. Ellerbe was placed on the Saints’ Injured Reserve list with a foot injury in July before being released in August.

The ninth-year veteran joins his fourth team in Philadelphia having spent time with the Ravens, Dolphins, and Saints. Throughout his career, Ellerbe has played in 77 games, notched 10.5 sacks, 12 passes defensed, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

The Hamlet, North Carolina native went undrafted out of Georgia back in 2009 before signing with the Ravens. In Philadelphia, Ellerbe reunites with teammates Torrey Smith and Corey Graham after the trio spent a season together in Baltimore 2012. The three teammates won the Super Bowl back in the 2012 season, knocking off the 49ers, 34-31. Eagles personnel execs Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl were also with Ellerbe in Baltimore.

"I came here to play so whatever happens, happens. If it takes a week or two I’m cool with that but as long as I can get out there and be able to play," Ellerbe said. "I’m just happy to be here right now so I can slow down and get into the playbook and just focus on football."

 

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