Free agent linebacker Rashad Jeanty has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Sunday.
Financial terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed, but according to a source, Jeanty can earn up to $1.25 million in 2011.
The 6-2, 243-pound linebacker began his professional career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League after going undrafted out of the University of Central Florida.
Since the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006, Jeanty started 32 of 53 games between 2006 and 2009, totaling 214 tackles, 5 passes defensed and 5 forced fumbles. 35 of Jeanty's tackles came on special teams.
Jeanty fractured his fibula on the opening kickoff of the Bengals' 24-14 Wild Card playoff loss to the New York Jets in the 2009 NFL Playoffs.
Denied unrestricted free agency by the uncapped 2010 season, the Bengals tendered him at the "Right of First Refusal" restricted free agent level. Jeanty visited with the Miami Dolphins in March, but was not signed to an offer sheet after Miami's medical staff determined that Jeanty needed surgery to stabilize his left ankle.
Jeanty signed his tender, underwent surgery, but failed an August physical with the Bengals and was released.
Jeanty worked out for the Dolphins, Jets, and Seattle Seahawks earlier this month, and chose the Eagles over similar contract offers from both the Jets and Dolphins.