In what seems like an endless stream of signings, the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with former Kansas City Chiefs safety Jarrad Page. The 26-year-old Page spent last season with New England after a clash with Chiefs coach Todd Haley led to a holdout and eventual trade to the Patriots.
After he was traded, the Detroit Lions were ruled to have tampered with Page and the Chiefs were able to swap picks in the fifth-round of April’s draft. That bumped Kansas City from the 23rd to the 9th pick in the round where they selected Gabe Miller.
Page played in ten games with the Patriots, recording 12 tackles and picking off two passes.
His best season came in 2008, when he had career highs in tackles (85) and interceptions (4). As KCChiefs.com noted, in four years with the Chiefs, five of his 11 interceptions (including the playoffs) came inside the five-yard line.
In an offseason that the Chiefs have been nearly invisible, the Eagles have added cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, RB Ronnie Brown, defensive linemen Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins, quarterback Vince Young, offensive linemen Evan Mathis and Ryan Harris in addition to Page.