Report: Devin McCourty High on Eagles Wish List
According to a NBC Washington report New England free agent safety Devin McCourty, a Rutgers alum, is "high" on the Eagles' wish list, and will also be pursued by the Giants when NFL free agency opens on March 10.
The Patriots choose not to put the franchise tag on the talented safety and need to find a way to try and get Darrelle Revis back in the fold.
"I don't know if they are going to be able to do Devin McCourty, that one will be very, very difficult." ESPN's John Clayton said on Sportscenter about the chances he lands back with the patriots.
This is a weak free agent safety class and its not a great draft class either meaning McCourty will be looking for a big pay day. He's far and away free agency's top safety and should land annual pay in the $8-10 million range.
McCourty would be a nice addition to the Eagles defense, he is a versatile playmaker who can cover and tackle. He started his NFL career as a corner, but moved over to safety and has thrived. He can cover the slot and play up in the tackle box, he would be a nice fit next to Malcolm Jenkins.
The Eagles are looking to remake their secondary after releasing Cary Williams earlier this week and all signs are pointing to Nate Allen and Bradley Fletcher not being back in 2015. Meaning the Eagles need to find three new starters in the secondary - McCourty could be one of the new starters.