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Philadelphia Eagles sign former Virginia linebacker LaRoy Reynolds

Eagles become Reynolds’ fourth team in six years

Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Former Virginia Cavaliers linebacker LaRoy Reynolds was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, moving to Philly from the Atlanta Falcons.

Reynolds becomes the third UVA alum on the Eagles’ roster: defensive end Chris Long and safety Rodney McLeod both played significant roles for Philadelphia in 2017, en route to becoming Super Bowl champions.

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Reynolds as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He appeared in 30 games for the Jags over three seasons, including three starts. After being cut by Jacksonville in September 2015, Reynolds played the rest of the season with the Chicago Bears. He signed with the Falcons before the 2016 season, then signed a one-year contract with Atlanta in March 2017.

Reynolds became a “special teams ace” for the Falcons but suffered a pectoral injury during the 2017 preseason that landed him on short-term IR. He returned before week eight and appeared in all of the Falcons’ games for the rest of the year—including a loss to the Eagles in the NFC Divisional round.