We are closing in on the start of NFL free agency.

Starting March 11, NFL teams will be able to talk to free agents, with signing becoming official starting on the 13th.

It serves as one avenue for Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman to use when it comes to reshaping the team's roster.

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The Eagles have plenty of areas of need, including cornerback, depth on both sides of the line, running back, a third wide receiver, and linebacker stand out as the biggest needs for the Eagles heading into the free agent period.

With all of the needs, needing to be addressed, ESPN’s Matt Bowen believes Kansas City cornerback L'Jarius Sneed is the best free agent fit for Philadelphia.

With his scheme-versatile coverage skills, Sneed will generate a ton of interest on the free agent market. Look for Atlanta and Las Vegas to make a play here, too. But I have Sneed landing in Philadelphia to upgrade the position opposite Darius Slay, with Vic Fangio now calling the defense for the Birds. Philly allowed 16 passing touchdowns in the second half of last season, tied for the fourth most in the NFL. The Eagles have to clean up the secondary, and Sneed can make an impact. He has at least two interceptions in each of his four career seasons with the Chiefs.

Pairing Sneed with Darius Slay in the secondary would be a huge boost for the defense. The question is, are the Eagles willing to spend more at a position that already has plenty of money tied into it?  James Bradberry is signed for over $11 million but is coming off a down season.

According to the NFL salary-based website Spotrac, Sneed’s estimated market value entering free agency is $16.3 million per year on a four-year, $65.3 million deal.


Sneed who Bowen ranks as the 11th best free agent this offseason after making 52 tackles, two interceptions, and a career-best 14 passes defended across 16 games played for the Chiefs last season.

Since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft, Sneed has been rock solid in the Chiefs secondary racking up 303 tackles, 6.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered, 10 interceptions, and 40 pass deflections.

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