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Former Pats safety Page to Eagles

Safety Jarrad Page, who played in 10 games last season for the Patriots with one start, signed a one-year contract with the Eagles today.

"Wanna say THANK U so much to the fans of New England for taking me in and getting behind me last year. Great fans and great organization," Page said on Twitter.

The 26-year-old Page had been acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Chiefs last year. The Patriots gave up a seventh-round pick in the deal.

Page served as the fourth safety on the depth chart behind Brandon Meriweather, Patrick Chung and James Sanders, and the club tendered him at the second-round level as a restricted free agent after the season. But with five accrued seasons, Page qualified for unrestricted free agency in the new labor agreement.

Page played 17 percent of the defensive snaps in 2010 and was credited by coaches with 13 tackles. He added six tackles on special teams.

Sergio Brown, who emerged last season as a rookie free agent out of Notre Dame, is a top candidate to fill Page's roster spot.