Eagles Sign Free-Agent Nickel Cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman
The Eagles signed veteran cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman to a one-year, $1.3 million deal on Wednesday, a move that was first reported by Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Robey-Coleman, 28, becomes yet another defender to be signed by Howie Roseman in free agency. The Eagles also added defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, safety Will Parks, linebacker Jativus Brown and traded for cornerback Darius Slay.
The addition of Robey-Coleman also adds more depth to the nickel position, with Avonte Maddox and Cre'von LeBlanc.
The 5-feet-8, 180-pound Robey-Coleman was undrafted and has played with the LA Rams and Buffalo Bills since entering the league in 2013.
Even though he has started just 23 of 111 career NFL games, he has been a valuable member of both the Rams and Bills defense, playing for Jim Schwartz in Buffalo in 2014.
Robey-Coleman, who was Pro Football Focus' No. 19 cover corner out of 128 qualifiers last season and is a good physical tackler.