To the house: Canadian LB Alex Singleton records second career NFL pick-six

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Former CFL all-star Alex Singleton continues to have an excellent season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 28-year-old recorded a pick-six off former third-round NFL draft pick Mike Glennon, who is in his ninth NFL season. The interception came early in the fourth quarter and helped seal Philadelphia’s 34-10 rout over the New York Giants.

This wasn’t Singleton’s first career NFL pick-six as he returned an interception for a touchdown last season off Nick Mullens.

Singleton has appeared in all 15 games for the Eagles this year, recording 126 total tackles, four tackles for loss, three knockdowns, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. He has officially improved on his tackling total from last season, during which he recorded 120 takedowns.

CFL followers are used to seeing Singleton makes on defence as he used to with the Calgary Stampeders. He produced 123 tackles in his final two years in Canada, earning the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2017.

The Eagles are currently 8-7 having won three consecutive games to sit two points back of the first-place Cowboys. They have a shot at earning a postseason berth as a Wild Card team, though they have divisional games against Washington and Dallas remaining.

Singleton signed a one-year exclusive rights free agent contract in March 2021 worth $850,000 plus performance incentives, a steal of a deal for a productive starter in the middle. He’s made over $1 million in the NFL so far, but should be in line for a major pay increase if he keeps up his torrid pace.