Nolan Carroll excited to play for a winner

The Philadelphia Eagles made a number of roster upgrades in the offseason.

While the addition of cornerback Nolan Carroll wasn't regarded as a top-tier signing, it may wind up being a nice pickup.

Carroll, who last played with the Miami Dolphins, practiced with the Eagles' second unit during the recently completed set of organized team activities.

Carroll had three interceptions and two sacks for the Dolphins last season. But the Dolphins never posted a winning record in his four seasons there.

The Eagles finished 10-6 and captured the NFC East title in coach Chip Kelly's rookie season.

"They just came off a good year going to the playoffs, and that‘s something I never experienced in Miami," Carroll told CSNPhilly.com. "It's been good viewing how these guys view themselves moving into the future."

Carroll will be competing against Brandon Boykin, Bradley Fletcher, Cary Williams and fourth-round pick Jaylen Watkins from the University of Florida.

"I've never looked at things as a competition between me and somebody else," Carroll told CSNPhilly.com. "When I'm out there, I'm trying to make plays. I can only control what I can control and that's what I do on the field. We're all competing for the same job but we're all pushing each other to get better. We look at it as a group success and we want to be able to improve upon what they did last year."