Report: Eagles Check Out DB Biggers

E.J. Biggers. Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY

E.J. Biggers. Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY

The draft is a little more than three weeks away, but the Eagles are still doing their homework on free agents who remain unsigned.

The latest is defensive back E.J. Biggers, who is visiting the NovaCare Complex today, according to Pro Football Talk.

Biggers (6-0, 185) spent the last two seasons in Washington, playing cornerback and free safety. He began his career with the Tampa Bay Bucs, starting 24 games there from 2010 to 2012. Biggers played his college ball at Western Michigan and was a seventh-round pick in 2009.

Mark Bullock, who contributes to the Washington Post, gave us a quick scouting report on Biggers:

On his experience playing safety:

Biggers started seven games the past two seasons. He played the slot primarily in 2014 and was at free safety the year before. Biggers had six passes defended and an interception.

If the Eagles sign Biggers, the guess is he’d be competing for a roster spot. Given his size and experience playing both corner and safety, maybe there’d be a spot for him.

The Eagles continue to be in desperate need of safety help. They have Malcolm Jenkins at one spot, but the other one is up for grabs. Guys like Earl WolffEd Reynolds and Jerome Couplin are slated to compete there.

At cornerback, Byron Maxwell will start at one spot. Walter Thurmond and Nolan Carroll will likely compete at the other one, with Brandon Boykin (assuming he doesn’t get traded) manning the nickel.