The Eagles strapped an extra year on Cre'Von LeBlanc's contract Monday, keeping the cornerback in midnight green through the 2020 season. Shortly after signing the deal, LeBlanc was placed on Injured Reserve with a foot injury suffered in Training Camp.
Claimed off waivers from Detroit during the bye week last November, the 25-year-old LeBlanc cemented the nickel cornerback position was a critical reason the Eagles were able to rally down the stretch and earn a spot in the playoffs. In eight regular-season games with the Eagles, LeBlanc had 32 tackles and five pass breakups in 351 snaps.
Nicknamed Strap for his work ethic, LeBlanc added 11 more tackles and picked off Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the playoffs.
Originally a rookie free agent signing of the Patriots in 2016 out of Florida Atlantic, LeBlanc landed with the Bears following the preseason and started nine games as a rookie, recording two interceptions.
ROSTER MOVE: The Eagles signed CB Craig James to the practice squad Monday evening. James spent his rookie season in 2018 with the Minnesota Vikings, playing in three games as a special teamer. He was released by the Vikings in the final roster cuts on Saturday.
Philadelphia has one open spot on its active 53-player roster, but no vacancies on the practice squad.