Philadelphia signs CFL star Alex Singleton
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed CFL star linebacker Alex Singleton to a futures contract, according to Daniel Gallen of Penn Live. Singleton, who played his collegiate football at Montana State University, went undrafted in 2015 and ended up signing with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent that May. He then bounced around between the Seahawks, New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings that ensuing season, never playing in an actual game.
The 25-year-old then decided to take his talents to the Canadian Football League, where he was selected by the Calgary Stampeders with the sixth overall pick of the 2016 draft. Singleton played in all 18 regular season games plus two playoff games for the Stampeders in 2016, registering 65 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Singleton once again suited up for all 18 contests the following season, racking up 123 tackles, four sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble en route to making the All-Star team and being named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player for 2017.
This past season, Singleton finished with 123 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles, making another All-Star team and helping lead the Stampeders to a championship. Calgary released the Thousand Oaks, Ca. native on Monday so he could sign with the Eagles.
Philadelphia won nine games in 2018, sneaking into the playoffs by winning three straight games and five of their last six overall to end the regular season. The Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears in a thrilling 16-15 game in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs last weekend and will head to New Orleans to take on the Saints in the Divisional Round on Sunday.