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The Philadelphia Eagles made headlines on Tuesday. The team has reportedly made a major move for a former All-Pro wide receiver, who is widely regarded as one of the best players of the 2010s.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, seven-time Pro Bowl WR Julip Jones is signing a one-year deal with the Eagles. As Schefter notes, Jones will be reunited with his former Titans’ teammate, AJ Brown, who pushed for Tennesee to trade for him from Atlanta.

Jones will join a receiver room that includes Brown, Devonta Smith and Olamide Zaccheaus. 

Jones, who spent nearly a decade in Atlanta (2011-20) is likely a future Hall of Famer. The 34-year-old has hauled in a career 903 receptions for 13,629 yards with 63 touchdowns. He spent the past two seasons with the Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers but remained an unrestricted free agent until Tuesday.

Playing in 10 games (10 starts) with Tennessee in 2021, Jones hauled in 31 catches for 434 yards with one touchdown reception. The following summer, he signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay and missed a significant proportion of the season after partially tearing his PCL. With the Bucs, Jones played in a total of 10 games (five starts) and recorded 24 receptions for 299 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Whether he has anything left in the tank remains to be seen, but the 5-1 Eagles are a team that can afford to take a risk on the highly-accomplished wideout.

[Adam Schefter on Twitter]

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Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.