Capsules of the five free agents the Eagles signed Tuesday:
Tight end/fullback James Casey. ... 6-foot-3, 240 pounds. ... 28 years old. ... Signed a three-year deal believed to be worth $14.5 million. ... Caught 66 passes for 752 yards and four touchdowns in four seasons with Houston. ... Played professional baseball for three years before turning to football at Rice University in 2006. ... Fifth-round draft pick by Texans in 2009. ... Football and baseball star at Azle (Texas) High School.
Safety Patrick Chung. ... 5-11, 210. ... 25 years old. ... Signed three-year deal. Terms not disclosed. ... Spent last four seasons with New England as their second-round draft pick in 2009. ... Collected 235 tackles, seven interceptions, three sacks and 19 passes defensed ... Also a standout on special teams. ... Played at Oregon while Eagles coach Chip Kelly was there. ... Native of Jamaica who moved to California at age 12.
Cornerback Bradley Fletcher. ... 6-foot, 200. ... 26 years old. ... Signed two-year deal. Terms not disclosed. ... Spent four seasons with St. Louis as a third-round draft pick in 2009. ... Posted 169 tackles, five interceptions and started 26 of 43 games. ... Led the Rams with four interceptions in 2010. ... Former star at the University of Iowa. ... All-state high school football and basketball player from Youngstown, Ohio.
Linebacker Jason Phillips. ... 6-1, 240. ... 27 years old. ... Signed two-year deal. Terms not disclosed. ... Played last season for Carolina after joining NFL as Baltimore’s fifth-round pick in 2009. ... Started two games for the Panthers and played in all 16 while leading team with 16 special teams tackles. ... Former standout at Texas Christian University. ... Native of Waller, Texas.
Defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga. ... 6-2, 330. ... 31 years old. ... Signed a three-year deal. Terms not disclosed. ... Spent nine seasons with San Francisco as a fourth-round pick in 2004. ... Registered 447 tackles and seven and a half sacks in 125 career games. Had 55 tackles and a sack in 2012 regular season and eight tackles with a sack in the playoffs. ... Native of American Samoa who played at Hawaii after graduating from Samoana High School in Pago Pago.