Understanding that the performance on special teams must be better in 2013, the Eagles added some juice with veteran linebacker Jason Phillips, who agreed to terms Tuesday on a two-year deal.
Originally a fifth-round selection of Baltimore in 2009, the 6-1, 240-pound Phillips has spent time with both the Ravens and Carolina Panthers in his four-year career as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor, appearing in 29 total games.
The 27-year-old played in all 16 games (two starts) for the Panthers in 2012 and led the team with 16 special teams tackles. A standout at Texas Christian University, Phillips became the only player in conference history to garner All-Mountain West honors in four straight seasons, amassing 315 tackles, 7.5 sacks and two interceptions in 50 career games. A native of Waller, Tx., Phillips graduated with a degree in criminal justice.
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