Eagles sign Zach Brown, claim Blake Countess on waivers

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Philadelphia Eagles' Josh Adams (33) is tackled by Washington Redskins' Zach Brown (53) on fourth down during the first half of an NFL football game. (Matt Rourke/AP)

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker Zach Brown to a one-year contract and claimed safety Blake Countess off waivers on Friday.

Brown started 25 games for the Redskins the past two seasons. Countess has started four games in three seasons with the Rams.

Brown spent his first four seasons in Tennessee and played one year in Buffalo before going to Washington. He has seven career interceptions, including a pair returned for touchdowns in his rookie season. Brown will get a chance to compete for a starting spot.

Countess was a sixth-round pick by the Eagles in 2016. He has two interceptions.

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