A 1-0 start to the season was nice for the Philadelphia Eagles, but Malik Jackson suffering a season-ending injury during the game knocked the team back a notch.
Now missing a defensive tackle, the Eagles had to go and find one on the open market to take Jackson's roster spot. They quickly found someone they feel would be a good depth option, as they signed Akeem Spence.
Spence was drafted in the 4th-round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He spent four seasons as a Buc before he tested Free Agency and signed a three-year deal with the Detroit Lions. He was only a Lion for one season before being released. Spence then landed in Miami where he played in all 16 games last season.
In total Spence has played 88 games in the NFL, registering 179 tackles, 34 QB hits, 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.
Tim Jernigan will be Fletcher Cox's right-hand man, but both Spence and Hassan Ridgeway figure to rotate onto the field at times as well.