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Eagles complete remodeled secondary

The SportsXchange

The Philadelphia Eagles completed an overhaul of their secondary with two more signings Thursday, giving them two new starters at cornerback and a fresh pair of safeties in the first 48 hours of free agency.

Safety Kenny Phillips signed a one-year deal and will pair with Patrick Chung in the defensive backfield and cornerback Cary Williams, whose three-year, $17 million deal puts him in line to start alongside newcomer Bradley Fletcher. Fletcher signed a two-year deal on Tuesday.

All four additions are physical, aggressive players, a drastic change from the 2012 secondary.

Williams started all 16 games and four postseason games for the Ravens in 2012. A former seventh-round pick, he also was a 16-game starter with Baltimore in 2011. He has long arms and at 6-1, 190, can steer wide receivers off their routes.

A knee injury limited Phillips to seven games with the New York Giants last season. A first-round pick in 2008, Phillips has struggled with injuries. He missed 14 games in 2009, when he underwent microfracture knee surgery, but started 15 of 16 games in 2010 and played a key role for the Super Bowl champions in 2011 with 72 tackles and four interceptions.
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