Shelton (hand) signed a contract with the Eagles on Sunday.
Shelton has yet to see NFL action, but the Wisconsin product will now have a chance to fight for a spot on the 53-man roster after joining Philadelphia.
The Bengals waived Shelton (hand) after reaching an injury settlement.
Shelton was a four-year starter at Wisconsin, making 31 tackles, four interceptions and 12 pass breakups in his senior season. He'll likely look for a practice squad role once he's healthy in late September.
Shelton has a torn thumb ligament *and* a broken bone in his hand and will be out as long as two months, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
Shelton was facing an uphill battle to make the team to begin with, after spending most of 2017 on the practice squad.
Shelton was wearing a cast on his right hand at Sunday's practice, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Shelton was forced to leave Saturday's session early, and it now looks like the hand injury the cornerback sustained will keep him out for a period of time. Shelton spent most of 2017 on the Bengals' practice squad.