5:30 p.m. For months now the thought was that the Eagles would be unable to keep All-Pro CB James Bradberry and the opposite turned out to be true as the veteran cashed in big off a career-best season with a three-year deal worth $38 million with $20M of that guaranteed. The deal could reach as high as $44M with incentives. Now the focus shifts to Darius Slay at CB and trying to either rework his deal or trade the five-time Pro Bowl selection.
All-Pro CB James Bradberry is returning to the Eagles on three-year deal worth $38 million, including $20 million fully guaranteed and another $6 million in incentives, per sources. Total package is $44 million. pic.twitter.com/SMPhDKlPub
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2023
5:05 p.m. The Eagles are bringing back RB Boston Scott on a one-year, $2 million deal. The backfield looks set with Raschaad Penny, Kenny Gainwell, and Scott with Trey Sermon trying to break through.
The #Eagles aren’t done in the backfield: The team agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth about $2 million with RB Boston Scott, per source.
Fans’ favorite “Giant Killer” is back for a sixth season in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/vcU7RyP0QB
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2023
3:47 p.m. Two days and two linebackers are gone off the Philadelphia defense. A day after T.J. Edwards went home to Chicago, Kyzir White agreed to a two-year with Arizona to reunite with Jonathan Gannon in the desert. The Eagles now need to replace both of their starting off-ball LBs with second-year man Nakobe Dean penciled in for one spot.
Breaking: FA LB Kyzir White is signing a two-year, $11M max deal with the #AZCardinals, sources tell @theScore.
White played a crucial role in the #Eagles’ defense last season, totaling 110 tackles, 7 PBUs and 3 TFLs.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 14, 2023
3:12 p.m. The Eagles agreed to terms with talented but oft-injured running back Rashaad Penny, a move that effectively ends the four-year Miles Sanders era in Philadelphia. A former first-round pick in Seattle, Penny has been a game-breaker in between some significant injuries, including a torn ACL and a broken tibia that limited him to five games last season.
Source: The #Eagles have agreed to terms with #Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
9:45 a.m. Jason Kelce’s one-year deal is for $14.25 million this season, a raise of $250K plus another $500K in potential incentives.
10:14 – The Eagles are interested in Jacoby Brissett to be Jalen Hurts’ backup next season, hardly a surprise because Nick Sirianni and Brissett became very close when they were in Indianapolis together. The issue could be money because Brissett has extensive starting experience and should demand top-of-the-market money for a backup QB. Hurts’ 2022 backup, Gardner Minshew, is expected to leave via free agency but a reunion can’t be ruled out if the market stagnates for Minshew.
#Browns veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett has drawn interest from teams, including #Buccaneers #Eagles others at start of #NFLFreeAgency, per league sources. Passed for 2,608 yards, 12 touchdowns, six interceptions, and rushed for 243 yards, two scores last season
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 14, 2023
8:38 – It’s officially official with Year No. 13 and Jason Kelce.
We've agreed to terms with @JasonKelce to return for the 2023 season.@Toyota | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/C1mrWvEpRN
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 14, 2023
6:17 – In non-free-agency news, the Eagles officially submitted a couple of rule proposals, one in which players would be allowed to wear the number 0 and the more substantive XFL-like onside kick tweak in which a team could maintain possession of the ball after a score by substituting one offensive play (fourth-and-20 from the kicking team’s 20-yard line) for an onside kickoff attempt.
6:05 – The Raiders took their pound of flesh from the NFC champions, inking starting safety Marcus Epps to a two-year, $12M deal with nearly $8M of that guaranteed. It’s a cost-effective deal for a player that proved to be an ironman for the Eagles last season.
The #Raiders are signing safety Marcus Epps to a two-year, $12 million deal with nearly $8M guaranteed, per source.
Epps, 27, started all 20 games for Philadelphia last season. Now he cashes in. pic.twitter.com/wX40uLhdNf
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
5:46 – The Titans have signed Eagles backup LT Andre Dillard. A 2019 first-round pick, Dillard is a starting-level LT from a talent perspective and could be a bargain in free agency. He reportedly received a three-year deal for $29M.
Former #Eagles OT Andre Dillard is expected to sign with the #Titans, per me and @MikeGarafolo. The former first-rounder has a new home.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
5:19 – The Eagles have re-signed versatile OL Brett Toth after releasing him on Thursday of last week. This was a bookkeeping move to get Toth down to the veteran minimum as a backup option on the O-Line.
#Eagles have quickly re-signed Brett Toth so they saved a couple bucks
— John McMullen (@JFMcMullen) March 13, 2023
3:05 – In the midst of free agency comes some interesting coaching news with the Eagles adding a slot specialist to their defensive coaching staff in former Bears QC coach Ronell Williams. The Eagles have one of the top inside CBs in the NFL in Avonte Maddox as well as Josiah Scott. We will see if Philadelphia can retain C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who has dual capabilities at safety and slot, in free agency as well.
The Eagles have moved on from secondary coach Dennard Wilson, who is now in Baltimore, and we will see if assistant defensive backs coach D.K. McDonald under new defensive coordinator Sean Desai.
Per source, Ronell Williams, who has been defensive quality control coach for the Bears since 2019, is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles as their nickels coach.
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) March 13, 2023
1:21 – As expected, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave has cashed in after an 11-sack season, agreeing to a four-year, $84 million deal with San Francisco. The deal includes a massive $40M in guarantees. The 49ers, of course, lost to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.
Former Eagles’ DT Javon Hargrave has reached agreement on a four-year, $84 million deal that includes $40m guaranteed at signing with the SF 49ers, per sources. Deal negotiated and confirmed by Drew Rosenhaus and Ryan Matha. pic.twitter.com/9ez66A8ymq
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
12:37 – Five-time All-Pro center Jason Kelce confirmed his return for the 2023 season via Twitter. The veteran informed Howie Roseman of his decision at the NFL Scouting Combine.
I have put much thought into whether it makes sense to play another season. After talking it over with my wife and many other friends and family, I have decided to return for another year. Thank you to all my supporters and detractors for fueling me, I ain’t fucking done yet!
— Jason Kelce (@JasonKelce) March 13, 2023
92%ers GET AS HYPED AS HOWIE! @JasonKelce is BACK with the @Eagles
Here’s the behind the scenes moment when Jason shared his decision https://t.co/GKKMfEVP0h pic.twitter.com/TyaesOcxf9
— New Heights (@newheightshow) March 13, 2023
12:15: Eagles middle linebacker T.J. Edwards, an Illinois native, agreed to a three-year deal with Chicago for $19.5 million with $12M of that guaranteed. Edwards reunited with former Eagles personnel executive Ian Cunningham, who is the assistant GM for the Bears.
Source: The #Bears are on the board, signing star former #Eagles LB TJ Edwards to a 3-year deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023