The Eagles signed tight end Garrett Mills, safety Chip Vaughn, and wide receiver Jeremy Williams on Monday, giving them the maximum of eight players on their practice squad.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Mills was fourth-round pick by New England in 2006. He spent the last three seasons in Minnesota. He had seven catches for 91 yards in nine career games and spent a season on the practice squad.

The addition of Mills means the Eagles probably have closed the book on Cornelius Ingram. The second-year tight end was trying to come back from back-to-back ligament tears in his left knee. Ingram, a fifth-round draft pick in 2009, struggled during the preseason.

He did not respond to a call seeking comment.

With the Eagles carrying just two tight ends on their 53-man roster - starter Brent Celek and rookie Clay Harbor - Mills gives them some depth.

Vaughn, 6-2 and 221 pounds, was drafted by New Orleans in 2009 but spent all of the season on injured reserve with a knee injury and was released on Saturday. After cutting Quintin Demps and Macho Harris, the Eagles had just three safeties - Quintin Mikell, Nate Allen, and Kurt Coleman.

The 6-foot, 203-pound Williams was an undrafted free agent with San Diego. He played college football at Tulane.

- Jeff McLane