Eagles Sign LB L.J. Fort To Three-Year Deal


According to Reuben Frank, the Eagles have signed former Steelers LB L.J. Fort to a three-year contract on Thursday. 

  • Frank says that Fort receives an $875,000 signing bonus and base salaries of $1.025 million in 2019 and $1.5 million in 2020 and 2021.
  • Mike Kaye adds that Fort’s contract is worth up to $10 million and includes $1.9 million guaranteed. 

Reports mentioned that the Steelers were trying to re-sign Fort, but it looks like the Eagles stepped up to get a deal done. 

Fort, 29, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa back in 2012. He had brief stints with the Seahawks, Bengals and Patriots before the Steelers claimed him off of waivers back in 2015.

Fort was on and off of the Steelers’ practice squad for a few seasons but spent the better part of the past two years on their active roster. He’s currently an unrestricted free agent.

In 2018, Fort appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and recorded 47 tackles, one sack, a fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown.

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