The Philadelphia Eagles made multiple roster moves Wednesday, signing two linebackers and waiving two cornerbacks. Linebackers Carlos Fields and Christian Tago have joined the franchise, with corners Mitchell White and Ron Brooks being waived to make room for the new additions.
Of the two players released, Brooks had the greater impact, as he saw time at the nickel corner position last season before suffering a season-ending torn quadriceps muscle. The injury limited Brooks to just six games in 2016, his first with the Eagles after spending the first four years of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills.
White, who tallied three combined tackles in each of the first two preseason games and also intercepted a pass, has yet to play in an NFL regular-season game.
With starting linebacker Jordan Hicks currently sidelined with a groin injury, the Eagles have added a couple of options at the position ahead of the team’s preseason finale Thursday night.
Fields, who was released by the Los Angeles Chargers in May, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Raiders in 2014. Released by the Raiders in late August of that year, Fields would spend time on three different practice squads (Buccaneers, Giants and Colts) before being signed to a futures contract by the Colts in January 2015. Fields was one of the team’s final cuts out of training camp, and he would eventually be signed by the Washington Redskins.
Fields made his NFL debut with the Redskins during the 2015 season, playing in five games and accounting for four combined tackles. Fields was one of Washington’s final training camp cuts last summer, and he would spend time on the Bills, Redskins and Chargers practice squads in 2016.
Tago, who completed a four-year college career at San Jose State in 2016, was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in the spring. The Falcons waived Tago during mandatory minicamp in June.