It’s been a minute because the Philadelphia Eagles made a free company addition (see: Joe Flacco signing over two weeks in the past) however they broke their silence with a mini-splash on Wednesday night.
The Eagles are signing free agent linebacker Eric Wilson to a one-year contract value as much as $3.25 million, in line with NFL insider Mike Garafolo. The crew has since formally confirmed the information.
We beforehand profiled Wilson as an Eagles free agent goal. Right here’s what we wrote on the time:
“[Eagles linebackers coach Nick Rallis] frolicked as Wilson’s assistant place coach for the final three seasons in Minny. It wasn’t till final yr when Wilson, who turns 27 in September, turned a full-time starter for the Vikings. He crammed the stat sheet with 122 tackles, 8 passes defensed, three interceptions, and one pressured fumble. Wilson would possibly command more cash than the Eagles will have the ability to afford however he needs to be on their radar given their want for linebacker assist.”
Wilson additionally notably overlapped with new Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon in Minnesota throughout the 2017 season.
Extra response and evaluation to come back however the fast take right here is that this looks as if a strong pickup for the Birds. The Eagles had an enormous want at linebacker and Wilson helps to fill that gap. He’s anticipated to start out at center linebacker.
Wilson joins a linebacking corps that additionally “options” Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards, Davion Taylor, Shaun Bradley, Rashad Smith, and Joe Bachie. The Eagles may additionally look so as to add to that group within the 2021 NFL Draft. For now, Wilson and Singleton are the perfect bets to see essentially the most enjoying time this season.
That’s, except Wilson goes the best way of earlier Eagles free agent linebacker signings equivalent to Corey Nelson and L.J. Fort.
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