The Philadelphia Eagles-New York Jets pipeline has been energetic in latest days. The Eagles signed former Jets quarterback Joe Flacco on Tuesday night. The Jets signed former Eagles defensive finish Vinny Curry on Wednesday afternoon. And now the Birds is likely to be including one other former Jets participant to their roster.
The Eagles are reportedly amongst groups thinking about free agent linebacker Neville Hewitt, in keeping with Manish Mehta. He notes the Cincinnati Bengals, Inexperienced Bay Packers, and San Francisco 49ers are additionally within the combine.
Hewitt, who turns 28 in April, has logged 39 begins in 82 profession video games performed since getting into the league as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Marshall in 2015. Final 12 months marked the primary time he began all 16 video games and he led the Jets in complete tackles with 134. Hewitt took on a bigger function than initially anticipated with C.J. Mosley opting out of the 2020 season and Avery Williamson getting traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in early November.
Hewitt has a fame for being a strong run defender however he’s by no means graded out properly in protection. The 6-2, 220-pound backer has a 106.0 passer ranking allowed when focused during the last 5 seasons, in keeping with Professional Soccer Focus.
The Eagles have some familiarity with Hewitt. Former Jets assistant and present Eagles defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson overlapped with him in North Jersey over the previous three seasons.
Signing Hewitt would hardly qualify as an exciting addition however the Eagles have an apparent gap at linebacker. They at the moment solely have Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards, Shaun Bradley, Davion Taylor, Rashad Smith, and Joe Bachie underneath contract at that place.