Eagles Sign Najee Goode To One-Year Deal

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The Eagles announced Wednesday the signing of linebacker Najee Goode to a one-year deal.

Details of the deal were not disclosed.

After missing the 2014 season with a pectoral injury, Goode was a special teams contributor during the 2015 season, including scoring a 24-yard touchdown on the Chris Maragos-blocked punt in the Eagles’ 35-28 win over the Patriots. It was the second-longest punt return touchdown in team history.

He was the last player to be cut from the Eagles’ 53-man roster this past fall, and Chip Kelly called it “the hardest cut” of all.

“We were trying to figure out a way to keep Najee because we believe he’s a National Football League player,” Kelly said at the time. “I think he’s shown he’s a National Football League player.”

He was brought back on September 22 because of the inside linebacker injuries to Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso, where he remained for the rest of the season.

Goode is the fifth player to sign a deal with the Eagles since the season ended, joining Zach Ertz, Brent CelekLane Johnson, and Vinny Curry.

Since being drafted by Tampa Bay in the fifth round in 2012, Goode has played 29 games with the Eagles. He started one game in 2013.