The Philadelphia Eagles have officially re-signed CFL star turned NFL starter Alex Singleton.
Singleton was an Exclusive Rights Free Agent. The ERFA designation is put on any NFL player with fewer than three accrued seasons and an expired contract. If his original team offers him a one-year contract and the league minimum, based on his credited seasons, the player cannot negotiate with other teams.
Singleton started 11 games at linebacker in his second season with Philadelphia and made 120 tackles, 75 solo, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, one pass knockdown and one interception, which was returned for the game-clinching touchdown during the Eagles first win of the season in Week 4.
That’s the type of production CFL followers were used to seeing out of Singleton while with the Calgary Stampeders. He produced 123 tackles in his final two years in Canada, earned the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2017, and received CFL all-star recognition twice.
All three years Singleton was with the Stamps, Calgary made it to the Grey Cup. However, the first two times resulted in upset defeats, the Redblacks in 2016 in Toronto and the Argos in 2017 in Ottawa. The third time was the charm as the Stampeders claimed Earl Grey’s mug in 2018.
One of the few bright spots on a poor Eagles roster last season, Singleton may be the future at middle linebacker and hopes to add a Super Bowl to his resume.