October 3, 2023   2 MIN READ

New Nickel?

Eagles Sign Veteran CB to Practice Squad


The always aggressive Philadelphia Eagles have added to their injury-riddled secondary, agreeing to a deal with cornerback Bradley Roby, per Jordan Schultz.

For now, Roby will start his journey on the team’s practice squad, per Josina Anderson. The Eagles opened up a spot on the 16-man squad earlier in the day by releasing LB Kyron Johnson.

Bradley Roby

Veteran CB Bradley Roby joins the Eagles practice squad

Roby, 31-years-old, joins the Birds after two seasons with the New Orleans Saints where he served as a veteran presence who played many snaps in the slot.

But the veteran corner is probably best known for his two seasons with the Houston Texans (2019-20) and five seasons with the Denver Broncos (2014-18) where he made his name as a starting-caliber cornerback. He was a constant presence on the field for the 2015 Super Bowl winning Broncos, serving as the third corner behind stars Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr.

Roby has a track record of solid numbers following him throughout his career, with four seasons tallying at least 10 pass deflections and at least one interception each season, with the exception of 2022.

While Roby will certainly have to prove himself to be still worthy of an NFL roster spot, the Eagles are hoping he will be that veteran piece that can serve in the nickel role left void by the Avonte Maddox injury, which would allow James Bradberry to return to his more comfortable role on the outside and shore up multiple positions in the struggling secondary.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com

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