The Eagles signed cornerback Kevon Seymour to a Reserve/Futures contract on Friday.
A sixth-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2016 out of USC, Seymour played 31 games for the Bills and Panthers in his first two NFL seasons before injuries knocked him out of football.
He was signed by the Eagles in early December to the practice squad and made his 2020 debut in the win over the Saints, contributing five tackles in 35 snaps on defense. He chipped in two more tackles in 47 snaps the following week in Arizona before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro documented Seymour's battle to stay in the NFL.
At 27 years old, the 6-0, 185-pound Seymour provides the Eagles with an experienced talent at minimal risk. Cornerback will be a position in the spotlight this offseason with Cre'Von LeBlanc and Nickell Robey-Coleman scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. Will the Eagles keep Avonte Maddox on the outside opposite of Darius Slay, or will Seymour have a chance to compete with the likes of Michael Jacquet and any offseason additions for the spot?