It’s been a moment since the Philadelphia Eagles made a free agency addition however they ended their quietness with a little sprinkle on Wednesday evening.
The Eagles are signing free agent linebacker Eric Wilson to a one-year contract worth up to $3.25 million, as per NFL insider Mike Garafolo. The team has since officially affirmed the news.
Wilson likewise strikingly covered with new Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon in Minnesota during the 2017 season.
More response and investigation to come however the fast take here is that this appears to be a strong pickup for the Birds. The Eagles had a tremendous need at linebacker and Wilson assists with filling that hole. He’s required to begin at middle linebacker.
Wilson joins a linebacking corps that likewise “features” Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards, Davion Taylor, Shaun Bradley, Rashad Smith, and Joe Bachie. The Eagles could likewise hope to add to that group in the 2021 NFL Draft. For the time being, Wilson and Singleton are the smartest choices to see the most playing time this season.
That is, except if Wilson goes the method of past Eagles free agent linebacker signings like Corey Nelson and L.J. Fort.