Source: Nolan Carroll Agrees To Terms With Eagles
UPDATE: The Eagles confirmed the signing, and the Inquirer’s Zach Berman tweeted the figures.
Carroll’s deal is worth $2.36M this season, per league source. Carroll/McKelvin/Brooks have combined cap number of $6.16. Maxwell was $.9.7.
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) March 15, 2016
It’s not inked yet, but Nolan Carroll plans on returning to Philadelphia on a one-year deal, according to a league source.
Carroll visited with the Cowboys last week but left without a contract. Philly and Miami were in the mix late, and the 29-year ultimately chose to re-up with the Eagles.
Carroll is recovering from surgery on his fibula and expects to be ready for OTAs.
Once official, the 29-year-old will join a new-look Eagles defensive secondary. Gone is Byron Maxwell — sent to the Dolphins via trade — and in are former Bills corners Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks. Carroll, McKelvin and Eric Rowe appear to be three of the top current options to fill the two outside corner roles, though there is a draft still to come and much to be determined.
Carroll started the first 11 games for the Eagles in 2015 before suffering the season-ending injury against the Lions in late November. He finished the year with a pair of interceptions — including one for a touchdown — and 10 passes defensed.
The other corners currently on the roster include JaCorey Shepherd, Aaron Grymes, Denzel Rice, Jaylen Watkins and Randall Evans.