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Eagles Acquire Safety Rudy Ford in Trade With Cardinals

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 08:  Defensive back Rudy Ford #30 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles added some depth to their secondary, acquiring safety Rudy Ford from the Arizona Cardinals for defensive tackle Bruce Hector.

The Eagles secondary depth will be tested right out of the gate against the Washington Redskins in Week 1, with Devin Ross, Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby all either questionable or out for the team's first game.

Arizona selected Ford in the sixth round back in 2017. He'll be entering the third year of a four-year, $2.54 million contract, making a $645,000 base salary for this upcoming season.

Ford appeared in only 13 games for the Cardinals last year, racking up nine combined tackles.

Hector, on the other hand, went undrafted out of South Florida and signed with the Eagles on a three-year, $1.71 million contract back in May of 2018.

He fought his way onto the active roster at the end of last season and appeared in just eight games, recording two combined tackles and 0.5 sacks.