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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

With the addition of Ronald Darby, Ron Brooks was the odd-man out. Brooks was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday morning.

Darby was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Buffalo Bills this summer in exchange for Jordan Matthews. Brooks, who is also a former Bills player, signed with the Eagles last off-season.

Ron Brooks tackling Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin (Getty Images)

Ron Brooks tackling Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin (Getty Images)

Brooks will now be looking for his third NFL team after spending a season with the Eagles and four seasons with the Bills. He was previously a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last season, Brooks appeared in six games, including five starts, before suffering a season-ending torn quad injury. When he did play, he had 14 tackles and a pass deflection.

Malcolm Jenkins took over for Brooks last season when he was injured. He switched from his safety position to a corner position.

Now, Patrick Robinson — and potentially even Jalen Mills — will share the role with Jenkins as the slot corner. The team also waived fellow corner Mitchell White.

White is a former Canadian Football League player, where he has played since the 2013 season. He played with Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Redblacks.

While a member of the Redblacks last season, White won the Grey Cup Championship.

In a corresponding move, the team has signed linebackers Carlos Fields Christian Tago. Both players are expected to be roster fillers, before the Eagles make their final decisions this off-season.

Fields has bounced around a lot, mainly as a practice squad player for several teams. He has appeared in six NFL games — five with the Washington Redskins in 2015, before a single game with the San Diego Chargers last season.

Tago is a 23-year-old rookie, who has never appeared in an NFL game.

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