By CBS3 Staff


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles are not done shoring up their defense. The Birds signed safety Will Parks, a North Philly native, and linebacker Jatavis Brown to one-year contracts Saturday.

Parks played high school football at Germantown High School, where he was an All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection.

The 25-year-old was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2016. Last season, Parks had 31 tackles with one sack, and a forced fumble in 14 games.

Denver used Parks as a safety, dime linebacker and a nickel cornerback.

In 62 career games with the Broncos, Parks registered four interceptions, 13 passes defended, forced two fumbles and recorded 149 tackles.

Parks launched his first annual football camp in East Mount Airy last June.

“I’m just trying to have the kids smile, it’s a good day,” Parks said on June 29, 2019. “I always told myself if I had the opportunity I would give back and help the city out. I’d do it any way possible and this is one of the many ways I’m going to do it.”

Brown joins the Eagles after spending four seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, who drafted him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The 26-year-old has 265 tackles, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 56 career games.

Parks and Brown join cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave as newcomers on the Birds’ defense.

The Eagles acquired slay from the Detroit Lions while signing Hargrave away from the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency.

Meanwhile, former Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.