The Eagles have been practicing without their top three inside linebackers this week and they added a player with some experience at the position to the roster on Friday.
The team announced that they have signed former Patriot Deontae Skinner. Skinner played seven games for New England last season, starting once, and was released after the draft in May. He recorded 16 tackles and a sack.
Kiko Alonso has missed more than a week with a concussion, DeMeco Ryans is on the way back from last year’s torn Achilles and Mychal Kendricks missed a second straight practice on Friday.
Outside linebacker Brandon Hepburn was waived/injured with an abdominal injury and defensive end B.J. McBryde was waived. The Eagles also signed defensive end Alfy Hill.