Eagles claim defensive back Andre Chachere off waivers

Posted on September 2, 2021

The Eagles have announced they’ve claimed former Indianapolis Colts’ defensive back Andre Chachere from waivers. This now leaves one open spot left on the 53-man roster.

With cornerback Josiah Scott heading to the IR, Philadelphia was in need of more depth in their secondary.

Chachere has had a very interesting career path in the NFL. The San Jose State product went undrafted in 2018, and has since spent time on five different team’s practice squads and/or rosters. He spent all of last season on the Colts’ practice squad.

(AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Despite the bouncing around, Chachere has yet to make an appearance in an NFL game. Barring another move, it seems like he’ll finally get that opportunity in a week.

SB Nation’s Blue Stampede noted that Chachere had been a “camp standout,” and that it was somewhat surprising that the Colts let him go after he won the last safety spot. It’s nice to see the Eagles springing for guys who had good showings this preseason.

Familiarity could have helped make this move happen. Defensive coordinator Josh Gannon served as the Colts’ defensive backs/cornerbacks coach last season, so this gives him the chance to continue working with the 25-year-old.

While it remains to be seen if Chachere can make any sort of impact, the kind of positional versatility he brings will be nice to have.

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