The Eagles made another move to strengthen their secondary Monday by re-signing S Nate Allen to a one-year contract.

The deal is reportedly worth $2 million with another $1 million in incentives.

"I'm excited," Allen said in a conference call. "I talked to a couple of other teams during free agency, but my heart is in Philly. This is where I wanted to be."

Allen, the Eagles' second-round draft pick in 2010, is coming off his best season. He ranked third on the team with 82 tackles in 2013 and added an interception, sack and forced fumble.

The 26-year-old has made 54 starts for the Eagles, but is not guaranteed a spot this season. He'll be competing with newcomer Malcolm Jenkins, second-year player Earl Wolff and possibly Keelan Johnson for playing time.

"At this level, you always come into a season with an attitude that you want to start," Allen said. "You're always competing for a position. I know that and I'm excited about it. I'm ready to hit the ground running and have a good year this year."

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