Eagles Sign DB Biggers, WR Ajirotutu

Seyi Ajirotutu. Chris Humphreys / USA Today

Seyi Ajirotutu. Chris Humphreys / USA Today

The Eagles announced a couple moves Tuesday afternoon as the team has signed defensive back E.J. Biggers and wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu.

Both are one-year deals.

We covered Biggers (6-0, 185) earlier. He started seven games for Washington the past two seasons, playing safety in 2013 and mostly slot corner last year. Biggers was not particularly effective in either role. The Western Michigan product was originally a seventh-round pick in 2009. He started 24 games for the Bucs from 2010 to 2012.

The guess is that Biggers will get the bulk of his reps at safety where the Eagles have a huge hole. Malcolm Jenkins mans one spot, while Earl WolffEd ReynoldsJerome Couplin and presumably Biggers will compete at the other spot.

Ajirotutu, meanwhile, joined the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He’s played in 55 games (two starts) in five seasons – four with San Diego and one with Carolina.

Ajirotutu (6-3, 215) has 24 catches for 420 yards and three touchdowns in his career. Last season, he played in 17.8 percent of the Chargers’ offensive snaps, per Pro Football Focus. But his value comes on special teams. Ajirotutu had 12 special-teams tackles last year, tied for ninth-most in the NFL. He was named the team’s Special Teams Player Of The Year.

In 2013, Ajirotutu had 16 special-teams tackles, which was third-best in the NFL.

The Eagles already have Jordan MatthewsRiley CooperJosh Huff and Miles Austin under contract. Ajirotutu will be competing for a roster spot. His chances of making the team will likely depend on what the Eagles do during the draft.

Ajirotutu and Biggers both turn 28 in June.