Field Yates Says Eagles Signed Biggest Steal of Entire NFL Offseason
For a team like the Philadelphia Eagles, who entered free agency in March with limited cap space to work with in an effort to improve upon a 9-7 team, spending efficiently and effectively was the name of the game.
While they were able to land a star like Darius Slay through a trade, they resorted to more low-cost options to fill out some other holes on their roster, specifically the secondary. And they did a pretty good job.
In fact, they did such a good job, that ESPN analyst Field Yates said he though their signings of cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman and safety Will Parks were the most underrated NFL moves of the entire free agency period.
While neither is projected to be an every-down starter right now, adding players of that caliber for depth positions will only help boost the staying power of a team who has been plagued by injuries over the last few years all over the field.
Robey-Coleman appeared in 16 games last season for the Rams, but only started three of them, and still was able to contribute in a number of statistical categories with 36 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 7 passes defended.
Parks was much of the same in seven starts, with 35 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and two passes defended. Neither of them put up numbers that will wow you, but their versatility is clear.
In a year where Philly will most likely be in a constant battle with the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East crown, ensuring the Eagles have some solid insurance policies and rotational pieces available to prevent injuries from derailing them is something that goes far above the value of the price they paid.
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