The Eagles added veteran linebacker and special teamer LaRoy Reynolds on Tuesday. Rookie free agent safety Dominick Sanders was waived to make room on the roster.
The 6-1, 240-pound Reynolds enters his sixth season in the NFL. He spent the last two years with the Atlanta Falcons serving as a backup both at middle and outside linebacker. After starting 2017 on the Injured Reserve list, Reynolds played in nine games and accounted for 154 snaps on special teams.
In the playoffs, he recovered two fumbles including one against the Eagles which led to the Falcons' final points of the game.
For the NFC Champions in 2016, Reynolds played in all 16 games (three starts) and notched 23 tackles and a fumble recovery. He chipped in another seven stops on special teams.
The 27-year-old Reynolds was originally signed by the Jaguars as a rookie free agent out of Virginia in 2013. He spent two years with Jacksonville before joining the Chicago Bears in 2015.
Reynolds becomes the 10th linebacker on the Eagles' roster. Last year, Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, and Mychal Kendricks were the starters in the base package to open the season. Paul Worrilow, Reynolds' former teammate in Atlanta, and former Bronco Corey Nelson were signed in free agency. Kamu Grugier-Hill has emerged into one of the league's better special teams players. Nathan Gerry and Joe Walker both got on the field in 2017 and Asantay Brown was brought in as a rookie free agent out of Western Michigan.