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Following the Eagles’ loss to the Jets, there was much speculation regarding potential additions to their banged-up roster.
GM Howie Roseman made his first move on Tuesday, signing future Hall of Fame WR Julio Jones to a one-year deal.
Seven-time Pro-Bowl WR Julio Jones is signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, per sources. Jones will be reunited with his former Titans’ teammate, AJ Brown, who pushed for Tennessee to trade for him from Atlanta.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2023
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Jones, 34, last appeared with Tampa Bay in 2022, catching 24 passes for 299 yards and two TDs from Tom Brady. After registering at least 1,100 receiving yards in seven of his first nine years in the NFL, injuries and age have caught up to Jones, having played in just 29 of 50 possible games over the last three seasons.
Although he’s no longer the player he once was, Jones is still capable of making plays, and Philly gives him a quality chance at the Super Bowl ring he deserved in 2016. Additionally, Jones will be united with former Titans teammate AJ Brown, who he played with during his one-year stint in Tennessee.
“You have taught me a lot in a short period of time. I’m grateful to be apart of you journey,” Brown stated following Jones’ release. “You’re the reason why I started to begin to play this game. A hall of fame receiver is what you are and what I strive to be one day.”
With WR Quez Watkins on injured reserve and the Eagles’ red zone struggles thus far, Jones made sense as another experienced pass-catcher for Jalen Hurts.
Jones has totaled 903 receptions for 13,629 yards and 63 TDs across his illustrious 12-year career and is one of just five players in NFL history to have at least three seasons with 1,500+ receiving yards.
The Eagles also signed CB Josiah Scott to the active roster and waived CB Mario Goodrich. Scott spent the past two years with the Eagles and has spent time with Pittsburgh’s practice squad this month.
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