The Philadelphia Eagles added much-needed depth at linebacker Sunday.
The Eagles have signed former Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million with $1.75 million fully guaranteed, according to a report from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
Tulloch reunites with his former coach, Jim Schwartz, who now serves as Philadelphia’s defensive coordinator on new head coach Doug Pedersen’s staff.
The 11th-year veteran was on the open market for a little while after being released by the Lions in July. Tulloch recorded 107 total tackles in his fifth and final season with the Lions.
Tulloch will likely compete with Jordan Hicks for the starting middle linebacker job. If nothing else, Tulloch provides plenty of experience and depth, which the Eagles desperately needed after rookie Joe Walker tore his ACL Thursday.