Eagles Sign Two Veteran LBs To Bolster Front Seven, Including Former 2nd Round Pick Myles Jack

Myles Jack

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The Philadelphia Eagles have officially signed Myles Jack and Zach Cunningham to one-year deals, the team has announced.

The contracts are both valued at up to $2.5 million each, similarly to how the team signed defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph last season, as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted.

The Eagles’ front office has demonstrated its commitment to reinforcing their defense, mirroring their strategy from last year.

Both Myles Jack and Zach Cunningham are expected to inject fresh depth and experience into the linebacker position, an area of focus for the team.

Myles Jack, a seasoned NFL player at the age of 27, first entered the league as a second-round pick out of UCLA in 2016, selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With an impressive seven seasons under his belt, Jack played in 103 games. Jack has achieved over 100 tackles in four out of his seven seasons.

Jack played on the Steelers last season, however, his performance was placed him 65th out of 81 linebackers in the league by Pro Football Focus.

Joining Jack is linebacker Zach Cunningham, who adds another layer of depth to the Eagles’ defense. He entered the league as a second round in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

The 28-year old Cunningham played in 82 career games making 76 starts. He was on the Titans last season but was released earlier this offseason.