Eagles Acquire All-Pro Safety As Howie Roseman Strikes Again
After the Philadelphia Eagles big win on Sunday Night Football, General Manager Howie Roseman has made a trade to upgrade the team's Secondary that has multiple starters injured.
The Eagles are finalizing a trade to acquire two-time First Team All-Pro Safety Kevin Byard from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for Fifth and Sixth Round Picks in the 2024 NFL Draft along with Safety Terrell Edmunds. The Titans already paid Kevin Byard $7 million of his $11 million compensation for 2023 in a signing bonus as part of a revised deal back in July. Because of that, the Eagles only have to pay Byard about $2.4 Million for the rest of the 2023 season.
Byard is considered one of the top Safeties in the NFL, in part because he can play both types of Safety in any Defensive scheme. Originally from Philadelphia, Byard has started every game for the Titans since 2017 in which he has 27 Interceptions and 419 Solo Tackles in his last 104 Games Started.
The Eagles have two of the starters at Safety Injured right now: Justin Evans is on Injured Reserve for at least another couple of weeks while Reed Blankenship missed his second game this weekend with a Ribs Injury. Byard now is the team's number one starting Safety and if everyone is healthy, would be paired with Blankenship in the secondary. Both Byard and Blankenship played college football at Middle Tennesse State.
Kevin Byard is under contract for the 2024 season but his total money of 14.1 Million is non-guaranteed meaning the Eagles will probably renegotiate his contract this offseason, because we all know that's what Howie Roseman does best is manipulate the NFL Salary Cap.
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