The Eagles signed veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to the active roster Monday morning. To make room, the Eagles waived cornerback Dexter McDougle.
Ellerbe last played with the Saints in 2016, starting in eight games and registering four sacks to go along with two passes defensed. Ellerbe was placed on the Saints’ Injured Reserve list with a foot injury in July before being released in August.
The ninth-year veteran joins his fourth team in Philadelphia having spent time with the Ravens, Dolphins, and Saints. Throughout his career, Ellerbe has played in 77 games, notched 10.5 sacks, 12 passes defensed, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
The Hamlet, North Carolina native went undrafted out of Georgia back in 2009 before signing with the Ravens. In Philadelphia, Ellerbe reunites with teammate Torrey Smith after the pair spent two seasons together in Baltimore from 2011 and 2012. Ellerbe and Smith won the Super Bowl back in the 2012 season, knocking off the 49ers, 34-31. Eagles personnel execs Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl were also with Ellerbe in Baltimore.