Eagles continue Day 3 moves, add depth at cornerback

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On the heels of the Darren Sproles trade, the Eagles signed former Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll earlier this morning, according to multiple reports.

He signed a two-year contract worth $5.2 million and incentives.

Carroll (5’11”, 204 lbs) was drafted by the Dolphins out of Maryland in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft.

In four seasons with the Dolphins, Carroll had five interceptions — three of which came last season. He didn’t become a starter until 2012, but he’s started 22 games the last two years.

Here’s a brief scouting report on Carroll via his NFL Combine profile:

Strengths: Big corner with a muscular build. Possesses smooth hips and changes direction without losing momentum. Explodes out of his breaks and has an extra gear to close the gap in man coverage. Gets his hands on receivers at the line and re-routes them in press coverage. Vocal leader who pumps up his teammates.
 
Weaknesses: A bit late recognizing routes and gets caught looking into the backfield too often. Over-aggressive at times and is susceptible to double moves. Does not have good hands and struggles to make plays when the ball is in the air. Misses too many tackles in the open field and is inconsistent in run support.

Carroll provides depth behind both Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher.

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