The Eagles are in big-time need of some help in the secondary. Fortunately for them, the list of players they’ll have to choose from in free agency continues to grow as we near the start of the three-day negotiating period.
The Cardinals released five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson Friday. The 33-year-old has spent all 12 seasons of his distinguished NFL career in the desert, but he’ll be in a different uniform in 2013. The 6-3, 222-pound defensive back had three sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 15 games last season.
Howie Roseman told Birds 24/7 that he will not necessarily shy away from a player because of his age.
“There are certain players that no matter what the age is, they set the right example, they do the right thing. As you’re building a culture, they help carry that culture forward. That’s important stuff,” said Roseman.
Generally speaking, though, this is a team with at least one eye on the big picture, and they would ideally like to find a younger safety solution.
The Panthers, meanwhile, released cornerback Chris Gamble, who carried a reported cap hit of 11 million. Gamble (6-1, 200) played in just four games last season because of a shoulder injury. The 29-year old has 27 career interceptions since being selected by the Panthers in the first round back in 2004.
The Jaguars have released corner Aaron Ross and safety Dawan Landry.
With teams working against a flat cap, more cuts are on the way.