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Eagles sign DT Aziz Shittu and waive S Blake Countess with an injury settlement

The Eagles brought back defensive tackle Aziz Shittu on Tuesday, signing him to a contract. To make room on the roster, the Eagles waived safety Blake Countess with an injury settlement.

The 25-year-old Shittu was at practice Tuesday, wearing No. 67. Countess injured his hamstring during last Thursday's preseason opener against the Titans.

Originally signed by the Eagles as a rookie free agent out of Stanford in 2016, Shittu spent his first season in the league on the team's practice squad. He suffered a season-ending knee injury the following spring.

Shittu battled for a roster spot in last year's Training Camp and was released during the final roster cutdown. He was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad and spent most of the season there.

In his senior year at Stanford, Shittu was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection after setting career highs in tackles (57), tackles for loss (14), and sacks (4).

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