With the injuries to Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox on Thursday night as well as the pre-existing injury to Ronald Darby, the Eagles need some help at the cornerback position. On Friday afternoon, the Eagles agreed to terms with veteran Orlando Scandrick, who was with the team as a nickel cornerback in the preseason.
To make room on the active roster, the Eagles released linebacker L.J. Fort.
Scandrick spent last season in Kansas City where he suited up for 15 games (seven starts) and accumulated 44 tackles and an interception. He played 67 percent of the snaps on defense and lined up both in the slot and on the outside. Prior to signing with the Chiefs, Scandrick was with Washington but was released during Training Camp.
The 5-10, 196-pound Scandrick spent his first 10 seasons in the league with the Dallas Cowboys. A fifth-round pick out of Boise State, Scandrick has amassed 435 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and nine interceptions in 140 career regular-season games (76 starts).
Only four players on the roster have appeared in more career games than Scandrick (Jason Peters, Darren Sproles, DeSean Jackson, and Malcolm Jenkins). Scandrick's addition gives the team three healthy cornerbacks along with Rasul Douglas and Craig James. Safety Malcolm Jenkins filled in as the nickel cornerback on Thursday night against Green Bay.