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The Philadelphia Eagles made a move Monday morning to shore up a piece of their linebackers crew for the near-future.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards.

After playing at the University of Wisconsin, Edwards wasn't selected during the 2019 NFL draft. The 25-year-old signed with the Eagles in May of that year and played in all 16 games as a rookie, recording 30 tackles.

Edwards missed four games during the 2020 season due to a hamstring injury, but still posted 70 tackles, two quarterback hits, one interception and career-highs in forced fumbles and sacks with two apiece. In 11 games this season, the former Badgers linebacker has already registered a career-high 76 tackles, along with two quarterback hits, one interception and one sack.

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Edwards and the rest of the Eagles will take on the New York Giants in Week 12 at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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