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Eagles Sign Barry Wilburn

June 6, 1996

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Veteran free agent Barry Wilburn, who made a key interception in Philadelphia’s playoff victory over the Detroit Lions last year, signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Wilburn, who led the NFL with nine interceptions as a member of the Washington Redskins in 1987, joined the Eagles as a free agent before the 1995 season. He played in the Eagles’ six-defensive-back set and on special teams, finishing the regular season with 11 tackles and one interception.

In the Eagles’ 58-37 wild-card playoff victory over Detroit, Wilburn picked off a pass by Scott Mitchell and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown.

To make room for Wilburn on the 80-man roster, the Eagles released rookie free agent strong safety Bill Montgomery.

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