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Eagles claim safety Godwin Igwebuike off waivers from the 49ers

The Eagles continued to add to their roster following the NFL Draft with the addition of safety Godwin Igwebuike, who was claimed off waivers from the 49ers on Tuesday.

The 6-0, 212-pound Igwebuike was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. He earned a spot on the practice squad following the final roster cutdown and was promoted to the active roster in November. He played in one game for the Buccaneers on special teams before being released.

The 49ers claimed Igwebuike off waivers and he played in five games down the stretch, recording one special teams tackle. Igwebuike was released by the 49ers on Monday.

The 24-year-old native of Pickerington, Ohio played in 50 games (43 starts) at Northwestern. He posted 324 tackles, 31 pass deflections, and seven interceptions in four seasons. He was a two-time second-team All-Big Ten selection for the Wildcats.

Igwebuike's father's first cousin, Donald, was drafted by the Buccaneers in 1985 and ranks fourth all time in scoring in Tampa Bay history.

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