Philadelphia Eagles Add Veteran Safety

The Philadelphia Eagles are reuniting with a familiar face. The team announced the signing of safety Anthony Harris to the practice squad on Tuesday.

Harris previously started 14 games for the Eagles in 2021, notching 72 tackles and nabbing one interception while allowing a very respectable 68.7 passer rating on throws in his direction. He made three appearances for the Denver Broncos this year but failed to register a tackle.

The Eagles have been dealing with a flood of injuries at safety in particular, so Harris should at least be a steadying presence. C.J. Gardner-Johnson suffered a lacerated kidney in Week 12, and backup Reed Blankenship is expected to miss time with a knee injury.

At the peak of his powers, Harris was one of the league's elite safeties for the Minnesota Vikings. He led the league in interceptions in 2019 while also earning an elite 90.5 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. That year appears to be a bit of an anomaly, unfortunately. He has logged only one interception in 33 total appearances since.

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