Eagles sign safety Burley to practice squad

Eagles sign safety Burley to practice squad
October 9, 2013, 9:15 am
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Marcus Burley played in one game with the Jaguars before being waived. (USA Today Images)

The Eagles on Wednesday signed former University of Delaware cornerback Marcus Burley to their practice squad.

Burley, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound native of Richmond, Va., started the year on Jacksonville’s practice squad and on Sept. 14 was promoted to the 53-man roster. The undrafted rookie played in one game before being waived.

Burley, who started 33 career games at Delaware, fills the void left by safety Trenton Robinson, who was released Monday from the practice squad (see story).

Burley was a four-year letterman at Delaware, appearing in 48 career games. He finished with 169 tackles (119 solo), 18 pass breakups, four interceptions, three tackles for a loss, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

As a senior, he started all 11 games and recorded 27 tackles (19 solo), five passes defensed and one fumble recovery. As a junior, he earned third-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors.

Burley and rookie safety Keelan Johnson are the only defensive backs on the practice squad.