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Eagles sign Rashard Davis and release Mitchell White

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 24: Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Mitchell White (41) during Eagles Training Camp at The Novacare Complex in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)
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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent wide receiver Rashard Davis. In order to make room on the team’s roster, they have correspondingly released cornerback Mitchell White.

Davis, a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder, has been signed as an undrafted free agent of James Madison University, where he was a FCS second-team All-American as a senior last season. He finished the year with 42 receptions for 530 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He also contributed on special teams as a punt returner, amassing more than 400 yards on 15 returns, while taking four back to the end zone.

White first signed with the Eagles back in January, the first NFL team he has been a member of since the Oakland Raiders signed him as an undrafted free agent back in May 2013. He never appeared in a regular season game with the Raiders, going on to the CFL, where he played with the Montreal Alouettes for two seasons.

He then spent last season as a member of the Ottawa Redblacks, was named a league All-Star, and was a member of the squad that went on to win the 2016 Grey Cup.

At 27 years old, White is a former Michigan native that stayed in-state to play his college ball at East Lansing for the Spartans.

The Eagles recently dealt wide receiver Jordan Matthews to the Buffalo Bills with cornerback Ronald Darby coming back over in exchange

Philadelphia’s next preseason game comes on Thursday against those same Bills. The team opens the regular season on Sept. 10 on the road against the Washington Redskins.

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