Eagles sign safety Terrell Edmunds to reported 1-year contract
The Philadelphia Eagles have added to their secondary.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Friday afternoon that 26-year-old safety Terrell Edmunds is signing a one-year deal with the Eagles.
Edmunds was a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. He’s appeared in 79 games (75 starts) for the Pittsburgh Steelers over his five NFL seasons, recording five interceptions, five sacks and 26 pass breakups.
He has been a full-time starter for the Steelers since being drafted and will likely fill that same role here in Philadelphia with the loss of both 2022 starting safeties, C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Marcus Epps.
He is a guy who is more of a box safety and is better against the run than the pass, giving up a career-high four receiving touchdowns last season in Pittsburgh.
The team could use Reed Blankenship as another starting safety or look to add another one in free agency or the upcoming NFL Draft, where they own pick No. 10 and 30 in the first round.
So right now, the Eagles safety room looks like this, in addition to Edmunds and Blankenship, they have: K'Von Wallace, Justin Evans, Andre Chachere, Marquise Blair, and Tristin McCollum
One option could be using pick No. 30 to move down and gain more picks in the second or third-round to try and find another safety this season.