The NFL’s authorized tampering interval has been … expectedly uneventful for the Philadelphia Eagles up to now however, hey, we even have some “information” to speak about as we speak! The Birds are one among a number of groups desirous about free agent cornerback Ok’Waun Williams, in line with a report from Manish Mehta.
The San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and Indianapolis Colts are additionally stated to be within the combine. Mehta says Williams is ready to earn between $4 and $5 million yearly.
If the Eagles had cap house and had been in “win now” mode, signing Williams may make sense. He’s graded out as one of many higher slot cornerbacks within the league lately, permitting only a 76.1 passer score in 2019 and a 81.9 passer score in 2020.
Nevertheless, Williams doesn’t look like a pure match for the “retooling” Eagles. They’re not able to splurge on a veteran defensive again who turns 30 in July. I’m certain Williams — a North Jersey native — may quite desire to reunite with Robert Saleh on the Jets, anyway.
The guess right here is the Eagles aren’t so critically desirous about signing Williams as a lot as they’re being utilized by his agent to assist drive up his market.