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Former Montana State linebacker Alex Singleton was promoted to the Philadelphia Eagles active roster from the practice squad, which was announced Wednesday.

Singleton had signed a reserve/future contract to play for the Eagles last January. He was cut from the team but then signed to the practice squad.

At MSU from 2011 to 2014, Singleton totaled 269 tackles and 37.5 tackles for loss on his way to all-conference and All-America honors his senior season. He also helped the Bobcats win two Big Sky championships in his career.

In 2017, Singleton was the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. In 2018, he led the CFL with 123 tackles.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound native of Thousand Oaks, California, helped Calgary reach the Grey Cup in each of his three seasons. The Stampeders won it in 2018.

Singleton was a first-round CFL draft pick by the Stampeders in 2016. He totaled 322 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in three years.

The Stampeders released Singleton so he could sign with an NFL team earlier this year. Prior to joining the Stampeders, Singleton spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings.

The Eagles play at Dallas at 6:20 p.m. Sunday. The game will be televised on NBC.

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Colton Pool can be reached at or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.