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Eagles sign intriguing cornerback Shon Stephens in flurry of roster moves – NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles announced Monday that they had signed Shon Stephens, an undrafted cornerback from a small school who was in rookie camp as a tryout player.

Stephens, 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, was invited to Michigan’s pro day in March, where he stood out with a 4.38 40-yard dash, a 38 ½-inch vertical jump and a vault 10 feet wide.

After beginning his college career at JUCO Bakersfield (Calif.) and Missouri Southern State, Stephens spent the 2022 season at NCAA Division 2 West Liberty (W.Va.) University and then planned to continue at Penn State for the season 2023, but instead. ended up at Division 2 Ferris State in Big Rapids, Michigan.

His eight interceptions for West Liberty – including four against Alderson Broaddus – were the most in NCAA Division 2 in 2022, and he had eight more last year for Ferris, 2sd-the most in Division 2 (behind Tanner Volk of Central Washington) and he had eight more in 2023.

Stephens joins a crowded Eagles cornerback room that includes 2023 holdovers Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Avonte Maddox, Kelee Ringo, Eli Ricks, Josh Jobe, Zech McPhearson, Mekhi Garner and Mario Goodrich, rookies Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean, veteran Isaiah Rodgers. and undrafted Tyler Hall, who worked with the Raiders and Falcons.

The Eagles announced that rookies Jalyx Hunt, Will Shipley and Ainias Smith have signed their contracts. Hunting is a 3rd-round edge rusher from Houston Christian, Shipley a 4th-Clemson and Smith’s running back is a 5th-round wide receiver from Texas A&M.

The Eagles signed 5 last weekthOne-round offensive lineman Trevor Keegan from Michigan and 6th-round receiver Johnny Wilson from Florida State.

There is 1 still unsignedst-Mitchell round corner from Toledo, 2sd-round corner DeJean from Iowa, 5th-Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. and 7th-Round center Dylan McMahon from North Carolina State.

The Eagles also announced they released tight end Noah Togiai, who has been on and off the roster since 2020 and also had stints with the Colts, Cards and Raiders.

Togiai, undrafted out of Oregon State, has played in eight NFL games, four with the Colts in 2020, one with the Eagles in 2021, two with the Eagles in 2022 and one with the Eagles last year . He played 43 offensive snaps (with two targets and no catches) in four games with the Eagles as well as 46 special teams snaps.

With Togiai no longer there, the Eagles have six tight ends on the roster: starters Dallas Goedert, Grant Calcaterra and Albert Okwuegbunam Jr, plus newcomers CJ Uzomah, a 5rdBengals 2015 round pick EJ Jenkins and undrafted rookie McCallan Castles from Tennessee. Jenkins was on the practice squads of the Eagles and Raiders.

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