Source: Will Parks claimed by Broncos, heading back to Denver


After the Eagles waived him on Tuesday, veteran safety Will Parks is heading back to Denver.

Parks was claimed by the Broncos on Wednesday, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. NJ.com’s Mike Kaye first reported the claim.

Veteran players are subject to the waiver wire system after the NFL's trade deadline passes.

Parks, 26, played in just six games with his hometown Eagles this season before getting released this week. A significant hamstring injury kept him out to start the season and he played just 114 snaps after his return. He played just 10 snaps on Monday night.

The Philly native was drafted by the Broncos in the 2016 Draft out of Arizona and spent his first four years in the NFL in Denver, where he’ll head back for at least the rest of the 2020 season. There were several teams to put in a claim on Parks but the Broncos were the highest in the waiver order. 

The Eagles never really figured out how to use Parks, whom they signed to a one-year deal because of his versatility.

Without him on the roster, it should mean some more opportunity for young players K’Von Wallace, Marcus Epps and recent practice squad call-up Grayland Arnold.

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