3 Free Agent Fits for the Eagles
While the NFL off-season has begun to slow down there are still some interesting names on the market, some of which that could still help the Eagles in 2020.
The Eagles still have needs particularly at linebacker on defense and finding a bigger running back on offense.
So who are some names that could make sense for the Eagles to help complete for a spot on their 53-man roster once training camp opens?
ESPN.com NFL writers Matt Bowen, Jeremy Fowler and Field Yates listed three names that would be good fits for the Eagles.
One name ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates thinks would be a good addition would be, Jason Peters. Of course Peters has been with the Eagles for a decade, but the team traded up and drafted his replacement, Andre Dillard in the first-round of the 2019
There seems to be some buzz surrounding a return to Philly for Peters, who will immediately take back over at the left tackle spot. Andre Dillard, a first-round pick in 2019, has plenty of promise, but his rookie season came with hurdles. Peters back to the Eagles adds up.
Next up, ESPN NFL analyst Matt Bowen likes what defensive tackle Mike Daniels would bring to the team. With Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave and Malik Jackson already on board, adding a veteran like Daniels as a run-stuffing tackle would be a huge depth addition.
When the Eagles made their championship run in 2018, the defensive line was deep. Adding a veteran such as Daniels gives them another interior tackle who can log reps -- especially in the postseason.
Lastly, ESPN's NFL Nation Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler says linebacker Mark Barron would be a good fit for the team. Barron, a college safety, is a name I have mentioned on The Sports Bash. He brings some coverage skills and play-making ability to the linebacker position. Barron made 82 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception in 2019 with the Steelers.
Barron doesn't have elite speed but is still capable in coverage. The Eagles can add a situational linebacker to help with their third-down defense, and linebacker is an area in which Philly could add depth.