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  • Tim McManusESPN Workers Creator

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have signed linebacker T.J. Edwards to a one-twelve months contract extension through 2022.

The contemporary deal is worth $3.2 million and contains $2.15 million in ensures, a league source confirmed.

Edwards, 25, has been a central figure within the group’s defensive turnaround in latest weeks. He has 44 tackles, three tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery since being inserted into the initiating lineup as the group’s heart linebacker Week 8. The Eagles have obtained three of 4 video games in that span, with the protection yielding 19 components per game — four components beneath their season moderate.

Edwards got here up with his second career interception within the first quarter against the Saints on Sunday, serving to fuel a 40-29 Eagles take.

“T.J. brings a physicality that in actuality is contagious. And he continues to attain succor after the ball,” coach Slit Sirianni acknowledged. “I’m sure elated he is taking part within the design he is taking part in shiny now.”

Edwards became once scheduled to be a restricted free agent after this season.

NFL Community first reported on the phrases of the deal.

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