Eagles Rumors: Ex-Titans Safety Johnathan Cyprien Agrees to 1-Year Contract

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 3:  Johnathan Cyprien #37 of the Tennessee Titans jogs onto the field before a game against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Titans defeated the Texans 23-14.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Former Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The 29-year-old missed the entire 2018 campaign after tearing his ACL during practice in early August, and he was released by Tennessee in March.

This comes nearly two months after Schefter reported Cyprien initially worked out for the Eagles.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

After visiting with the Colts on Monday, Titans’ free-agent safety Johnathan Cyprien is visiting and working out for the Eagles today, per source. Eagles have been looking to add safety help, and Malcolm Jenkins has been a no show this off-season - with no end in sight.

Prior to tearing his ACL, Cyprien started 12 games—including the postseason—for the Titans in 2017. He missed six games, though, due to a hamstring injury.

Cyprien spent the first four years of his career in Jacksonville after being drafted 33rd overall in 2013. The 6'1", 211-pound defensive back averaged 113 tackles during his time in a Jaguars uniform and was especially effective against the run, per Pro Football Focus:


In Johnathan Cyprien, the Tennessee Titans added our highest graded safety against the run from the 2016 season. https://t.co/NW8iWa7Zh3

Unfortunately for Cyprien, injuries took their toll in Tennessee, leading to his release midway through his four-year, $25 million deal.

Signing Cyprien provides Philadelphia with depth in the defensive backfield. Three-time Pro Bowler Malcolm Jenkins has been seeking a new contract this offseason, while Rodney McLeod is coming off a season in which he was limited to just three games due to an MCL injury. Former Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo signed a one-year deal with the Eagles in March.