Report: Eagles Finalist for Byrd
The Eagles could be getting help at safety in a big way.
According to NBC Washington, the Eagles are a finalist for free agent safety Jairus Byrd.
The Washington Redskins are another finalist for his services.
Signing an impact player at the safety position would be a coup for the Eagles who have been empty at that position ever since letting Brian Dawkins go through free agency.
It was reported this week that Byrd would be commanding upwards of $8 million per year seeking a long term four to five year contract.
Byrd has spent his entire career in Buffalo as a ball hawking safety registering at least three interceptions in each of the last three seasons. He was franchise tagged last season by the Bills, but the two parties were unable to come to an agreement on a long term contract.
The Redskins have been linked to plenty of defensive free agents leading up to it's opening at 4 p.m. including Aquib Talib and Captain Munnerlyn.
It remains to be seen if the Redskins could meet Byrd's asking price due to salary cap issues.
Byrd was also a defensive star at Oregon while Chip Kelly was an offensive coordinator under Mike Bellotti.