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Roster Moves: Eagles activate Matt Leo; sign Blake Countess

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The Eagles announced several roster moves on Monday:

• Eagles activate DE Matt Leo from the Reserve/COVID-19 list

The 6-7, 280-pound Leo joined the Eagles in 2019 as part of the NFL's International Pathway Program and spent the entire season on the practice squad. He was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list at the start of Training Camp. The Adelaide, Australia native played in 29 games at Iowa State, contributing 33 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, and three sacks. The 29-year-old Leo started his college career at Arizona Western Community College.

• Eagles sign S Blake Countess

Originally drafted by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Auburn, Countess returns for his fourth stint with the team. Countess landed with the Rams following the Training Camp of his rookie year and played in 37 games (four starts) over three seasons. He played for six games with the Jets in 2019 and finally broke through and earned snaps in two games for the Eagles last season.

At 5-10, 191 pounds, the 28-year-old Countess will wear No. 36. To make room for him on the roster, safety Obi Melifonwu was waived/injured.

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