When Victor Butler left Philadelphia after his visit earlier this week, the indication was that the outside linebacker could potentially still join the Eagles.
But that door is now shut. The Saints announced today that they’ve agreed to terms with the outside linebacker. It’s a two-year deal, but financial details have not yet been released.
The Eagles might not be done in free agency just yet.
Outside linebacker Victor Butler is on his way to Philadelphia for a visit, a source confirms to Birds 24/7. Butler had been meeting with the Browns, but a deal didn’t get done.
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The Eagles’ first free-agent signing was fullback/H-Back/tight end James Casey from the Texans.
Casey has not put up eye-popping numbers in his first four seasons in the league: 66 catches for 752 yards and four touchdowns. So why did Chip Kelly target him?
Here’s a look with the All-22.
From Connor Barwin’s production to Kenny Phillips’ contract to options with the No. 4 pick, here are three Eagles-related numbers that matter.
Now that the Eagles have all these new pieces on the defensive side of the ball, the question becomes: how does it all fit?
It is important to remember that the offseason makeover is not yet complete. Free-agent signings and trades are still possible. The draft is more than a month away. But here is our best crack at how the defense would look with the roster in its current form.
Cary Williams knew his answer might raise a few eyebrows, but when the new Eagles cornerback was asked Friday who he modeled his game after, he delivered an honest reponse.
“You might not like this, but I model myself after Nnamdi [Asomugha],” Williams said. “He didn’t have much success here, but I don’t plan on going down that path. I always see myself as him because he’s a taller, leaner guy, and a guy that I actually liked with a skill set.
From Kenny Phillips’ upside to overhauling the secondary to draft priorities, here are five free agency leftovers with general manager Howie Roseman.
The Eagles made yet another move Thursday evening, signing Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin to a six-year deal.
“We didn’t go into this necessarily thinking that we were going to have the opportunity for Connor,” said general manager Howie Roseman. “But as we went through the market in the last couple days, some things popped up that we hadn’t anticipated early on in the free agency process.”
The initial flurry is over, but as I write this, we’re not even 48 hours into free agency.
After adding five players on Tuesday, the Eagles will look to continue to build their roster in the coming days. They have the cap space to make a splash (several big names are still available), or perhaps more likely, take advantage of value.
Having said that, here are 10 names (in no particular order) who could still be on their radar.