Philadelphia Eagles Sign Former Cowboy Jason Williams

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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed linebacker Jason Williams to help improve their special teams play, which has been among the league's worst. They released Adrian Moten after only a week on the team.

The Philadelphia Eagles have made another roster move to shore up their special teams coverage units, releasing Adrian Moten to sign linebacker Jason Williams, who has worked mainly as a special teamer in his three-year NFL career.

Moten had been on the Eagles for exactly a week: he had been signed to replace Brian Rolle, whose special teams play had been deemed lacking. But Moten was apparently not much better, missing a tackle on a Chris Rainey kickoff return that eventually went for 44 yards.

Williams is a fourth-year player out of Western Illinois, where he set an FCS record with 14 forced fumbles for the Leathernecks. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round in 2009, playing for one year with the Cowboys before spending 2010 and 2011 with the Carolina Panthers. Across his three seasons in the league, he has 36 tackles, 28 on special teams, and has both forced and recovered a fumble.

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