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Moore: Safety first for the Eagles’ Marcus Epps

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23.12.2019

Signed in November off waivers from the Vikings, the rookie has brought stability as the No. 3 safety

PHILADELPHIA — All Marcus Epps ever wanted was a chance.

He got one at Wyoming, where he began his collegiate career as a walk-on and left as a three-year starter/captain.

Selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Vikings, he was still waiting for one when the Eagles claimed him off of waivers on November 7 after logging just 12 defensive snaps in the first eight games with Minnesota.

As the Birds’ third safety, Epps has played 49 snaps over the past four weeks when defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz opts to utilize a dime defense with six D-backs (three cornerbacks and three safeties).

“It’s definitely been a great opportunity for me — coming here (and) getting some meaningful snaps on defense,” said Epps after Friday’s practice at the NovaCare Complex.

“I think, for the most part, I’ve done a pretty solid job. I’ve been in good position. All........

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