A major league source has confirmed that the Philadelphia Eagles are signing safety Terrell Edmonds to a one-year contract the athlete on monday. Here’s what you need to know:
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What Edmonds Brings to Philadelphia
The Eagles are facing a huge safety hole after losing CJ Gardner-Johnson and Marcus Epps in free agency. Giving the Eagles an experienced starter with a first-round pedigree and a proven track record of production, Edmonds turned 26 in January.
It’s been almost two weeks into free agency and Edmonds is signing a one-year contract for the second year in a row, so expectations need to be set accordingly. But he was one of the remaining safeties on the market, giving the Eagles the necessary experience on the biggest hole on the list. – Berman
Where does it fit?
If the Eagles are forced into a game next week, Edmonds should start at safety alongside Red Blankenship, who impressed in his cameo as an undrafted rookie last season. Of course, there is a long time between now and the real first week, so Edmunds plays an important role in providing cover for the team as a versatile player in a much-needed position.
We expect the cost to be relatively minimal — he was on the market for over a month last season before re-signing with the Steelers for $2.5 million — and Edmunds offers the theoretical upside given his youth. This feels very reasonable. – Wolf
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