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Eagles sign safety Johnathan Cyprien

The Eagles fortified the depth of the roster on Friday with the addition of veteran safety Johnathan Cyprien. To make room on the 90-man roster, the Eagles waived Gordon Igwebuike.

The 29-year-old spent the past two seasons with Tennessee after four years in Jacksonville. The 6-1, 211-pound Cyprien was a second-round pick of the Jaguars out of Florida International in 2013.

With Cyprien in tow, the Eagles have eight safeties on the roster. He is the fourth to join since the end of last season, along with Blake Countess, Trae Elston, and Andrew Sendejo.

In 70 regular-season games (all starts), Cyprien has 507 tackles, 16 pass deflections, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.

After a terrific rookie season, one in which he posted 98 tackles in 15 starts, Cyprien capped off a three-year run of at least 100 tackles with a career-best 126 to lead all NFL safeties. Following the 2016 season, Cyprien signed as a free agent with the Titans and finished with 65 tackles despite missing six games due to injury. According to Pro Football Focus, Cyprien led all NFL safeties with a run-stop percentage of 7.6 in that first year in Tennessee.

Cyprien missed all of the 2018 campaign after suffering a knee injury in Training Camp. The Titans released him in March.

The North Miami Beach native is regarded as the best safety to ever come out of Florida International, where he compiled a school-record 365 tackles in 50 career games (45 starts). He was a team captain and an All-Sun Belt Conference first-team selection as a senior.

In 2015, Cyprien started the CypSquad ARY Foundation to benefit different programs for at-risk youth in the South Florida area. He holds an annual football camp at his high school in North Miami Beach, provides backpacks for students, has hosted two charity softball games as well as a benefit dinner.

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