Eagles Waive S Blake Countess With Injury Settlement, Sign DT Aziz Shittu


The Eagles announced Tuesday they have signed DT Aziz Shittu and waived S Blake Countess with an injury settlement in a corresponding move. 

The Eagles claimed Countess off waivers from the Rams, who waived him after he declined to take a pay cut from the $2.025 million he was set to make under his restricted tender.

The Rams placed an original-round tender on Countess back in March.

Countess, 23, was taken in the sixth round out of Auburn in 2016 by the Eagles. He was cut loose coming out of the preseason and later signed on to the Rams practice squad.

In 2018, Countess appeared in all 16 games for the Rams, recording nine total tackles, one interception and two pass defenses. 

Shittu, 24, originally signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2016. He was waived at the start of the 2016 season and later re-signed to the Eagles’ practice squad.

Philadelphia brought Shittu back on a futures contract last year, but waived him with an injury designation and he spent the year on injured reserve. The Cowboys signed Shittu to their practice squad at the start of the 2018 regular season.

During his college career at Stanford, Shittu recorded 77 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and four pass defenses over the course of 19 games.

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