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Shaun Prater appears headed to Philadelphia Eagles


Jan 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; West cornerback Shaun Prater (28) of Iowa in the fourth quarter of the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field. The West won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Shaun Prater, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick out of Iowa, suffered a knee injury during his rookie campaign in the preseason that landed him on season-ending IR. After a good-showing in this year’s training camp, he was one of the final cuts after the Bengals simply had too-many other cornerbacks on their roster.

While Prater would have likely never saw the field in Cincinnati, the Eagles are very thin in their defensive backfield, and he could easily work his way up the rotation there.

His last season of significant football was in 2011 with the Iowa Hawkeyes, where he started all 13 games at cornerback, recording 33 solo tackles and 18 assists. He also recorded four forced fumbles, one interception, three pass break-ups and one QB sack.

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