3 Best Offseason Moves From the Philadelphia Eagles

Zach Brunner
The three best offseason moves by the Eagles.
The three best offseason moves by the Eagles. / Leon Halip/Getty Images
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After an injury-riddled season that ended in an early playoff exit, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to get healthy and re-tool for a chance to win the NFC East yet again. Philadelphia has not been shy about making offseason moves since Doug Pederson has become the head coach, and this year has been no different.

Let's take a look at the three best offseason moves by the Eagles.

1. Trading For Darius Slay

Darius Slay was acquired in a trade and extended.
Darius Slay was acquired in a trade and extended. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The most notable offseason move was trading for star cornerback Darius Slay, pairing him back up with former coach Jim Schwartz. The three-time Pro Bowler is widely considered a top-10 corner in the NFL, and his presence on this defense will be a big boost to a secondary that struggled in 2019, giving up 15 passing plays over 40 yards (Tied for the second-most in NFL).

2. Signing Will Parks

Will Parks has the ability to play both safety and cornerback.
Will Parks has the ability to play both safety and cornerback. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Signing Will Parks brings in another defensive back to a team that struggled in the secondary last season. Parks' greatest addition to this defense should be his versatility, having experience at both cornerback and safety in the NFL despite only being 26 years old. He started seven games at safety for the Broncos last season, finishing with 35 total tackles and one interception.

3. Signing Javon Hargrave

Javon Hargrave was signed from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Javon Hargrave was signed from the Pittsburgh Steelers. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

While interior defensive line was not a biggest need for Philadelphia, signing Javon Hargrave gives them a crazy talented trio of Hargrave, Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson for them to rotate between and keep fresh. The Eagles know that a soft middle won't win football games, so they are taking steps to ensure they will have one of the league's best middles, even if an injury is suffered.


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