The Eagles wanted to improve their special teams unit heading into 2018 and it appears they did just that on Sunday by claiming linebacker D.J. Alexander off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
The 26-year-old Alexander was a Pro Bowl selection following the 2016 season for his special teams play with the Kansas City Chiefs. In his three seasons, Alexander has 31 special teams tackles in 44 games.
A fifth-round draft pick out of Oregon State by the Chiefs in 2015, the 6-2, 233-pound Alexander finished his rookie season by earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after he blocked a punt that went out of the end zone to record a safety in a win over the Raiders.
Alexander was traded to Seattle in 2017 and had eight special teams tackles in 12 games.
To make room on the 53-player roster, the Eagles waived linebacker Joe Walker.