The Philadelphia Eagles signed cornerback Tay Glover-Wright on Monday to add competition at one of their weakest position groups.
Glover-Wright, 25, has appeared in two NFL regular-season games (both with the Indianapolis Colts in 2015) but didn’t record a tackle in either, according to NFL.com statistics. An undrafted 6-foot corner out of Utah State, Glover-Wright has also spent time in training camps with the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers.
The Eagles combatted poor play from their cornerbacks last season and parted ways with 2016 starters Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll this spring. The team then signed veteran Patrick Robinson and drafted two corners this offseason as small steps towards shoring up their secondary, but many critics say the team’s corners remain a liability.
Robinson, 29, has battled injuries in recent seasons, and the Colts released him outright in March. Meanwhile, second-round pick Sidney Jones will likely remain sidelined until October while he continues recovering from an Achilles tendon tear he suffered before the draft.
More trouble hit the Eagles’ cornerback corps last week when undrafted rookie Randall Goforth suffered an ACL tear in practice that will keep sidelined for the regular season.
Assuming the Eagles place Goforth on injured reserve or cut him, the addition of Glover-Wright leaves the team with 89 players on the roster and one open spot.
Glover-Wright started 10 games as a senior at Utah State in 2013, racking up 31 tackles and 10 pass breakups. He also served as a kick…
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