Jalen Mills isn’t the one Eagles security leaving Philadelphia in free company this 12 months. Rudy Ford is becoming a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars on a two-year contract value $4.2 million, in accordance with NFL insider Tom Pelissero.
Even with out seeing the assured cash, these phrases are bewildering. It was an apparent choice for the Eagles to not pay Ford:
REVIEW: Ford missed a great chunk of coaching camp resulting from damage however the Eagles saved him round anyway. He justified their religion by making some good particular groups tackles as a gunner on punt protection. However then accidents plagued him for the remainder of the season.
OUTLOOK: Ford is a free agent this offseason. He’s a great particular groups participant when wholesome … however he hasn’t proved to be very sturdy. He’s missed 24 profession video games, together with 15 over the previous two seasons. If the Eagles need to re-sign him to a minimal contract and have him compete for a roster spot, tremendous. Shouldn’t be giving him any form of assured cash, although.
With Mills and Ford signing elsewhere, maybe the Eagles will choose up a compensatory choose within the 2022 NFL Draft in any case. Relies on who Philly finally ends up signing. A John Johnson addition, for instance, would wipe out a kind of potential comp picks.
And the Eagles might afford so as to add somebody like Johnson as a result of they’re presently trying fairly skinny at security. They’ll additionally must discover a new gunner to switch Ford’s function on particular groups protection.