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Eagles to sign veteran LB Dannell Ellerbe


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Released by the Saints after suffering a training camp injury

After playing in just 15 games over the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Ellerbe was released by New Orleans back in July after suffering a foot injury and had not latched on elsewhere until news Sunday evening that the Eagles plan to sign him on Monday. 


Ellerby's best professional season came in 2013, his first with the Miami Dolphins. That season, Ellerbe posted 101 tackles with 1.0 sack, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and five pass breakups. Struggles with injuries began for Ellerbe the following year in 2014 when he appeared in just one game due to a hip injury suffered in Week 1.


The Eagles front office made a concerted effort last season to add veterans with Super Bowl experience to a locker room that has blossomed into one with a strong familial attitude and sense of community just two years removed from the turmoil under former head coach Chip Kelly. 

Ellerbe won Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens and joins the likes of Malcolm Jenkins, LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long, and others that have Super Bowl rings. 

Undoubtedly, Ellerbe's Super Bowl experience was a drawing card for the Eagles ahead of his signing. 


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