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Eagles Give Cre'Von LeBlanc Contract Extension; Place Him on Injured Reserve

The Strap is staying in Philly!

Today the Eagles signed cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc to a one-year extension through the 2020 season.

LeBlanc was set to become a free agent this upcoming offseason, but now has secured another season in Philadelphia. Being placed on Injured Reserve now means that he is guaranteed to miss the first eight weeks of the season. The Eagles could then use one of their two return from IR designations on LeBlanc anytime starting after Week 9.

The 25-year-old struggled to find a home in the league until coming to the Eagles. Since coming into the league in 2016, LeBlanc has played for four teams. The Eagles claimed him off waivers in the middle of last season, and he was forced to play almost immediately due to injuries to the other cornerbacks. After getting used to his new scheme LeBlanc began to flourish late in the season, and played even better in the playoffs. His most memorable play as an Eagle so far is the interception he had on Drew Brees on the very first play of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.

After the news came official LeBlanc took to Twitter to show his appreciation to the Eagles and their fans.

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