Eagles Sign Jaylen Watkins, Taylor Hart

Jaylen Watkins

The Eagles have signed fourth-round pick Jaylen Watkins and fifth-round pick Taylor Hart, the team announced today.

Watkins (5-11, 194), a Florida product, will begin his NFL career at cornerback for the Birds, but could move to safety at some point.

Hart (6-6, 281) played for Chip Kelly and Jerry Azzinaro at Oregon. He’s expected to become an immediate part of the defensive line rotation, backing up either Fletcher Cox or Cedric Thornton at the end spot.

The Eagles now have four of seven draft picks signed (WR Josh Huff and NT Beau Allen are the others). Still unsigned are: first-round pick Marcus Smith, second-round pick Jordan Matthews and fifth-round pick Ed Reynolds.

The team also announced it has signed CB Davon Morgan (6-0, 196). The former Virginia Tech Hokie played last year for the Richmond Raiders of the Professional Indoor Football League. He got a shot with the Jets in 2011, but was released. Morgan joined the Eagles on a tryout basis during the weekend mini-camp.

To make room for Morgan on the 90-man roster, the team released DB John Fulton.

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