3 Most Likely Jeff Heath Free Agent Destinations Following Release From Raiders
By Larry Rupp
As NFL free agency starts to heat back up again, a new player has been added to the group after safety Jeff Heath was released by the Las Vegas Raiders.
The veteran playmaker still has some quality years left and could be a welcomed addition to either a contending or rebuilding NFL team.
A number of teams should be looking to upgrade its secondary before the 2021 seasons kicks off in September. With that in mind, here are three of the most likely free agent destinations for Heath.
Jeff Heath Free Agent Destinations
1. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off of a disappointing 2020 season and have little to no depth in the secondary. Starting safeties Rodney McLeod and Anthony Harris are veteran ballhawks, but have each dealt with injuries in the last few seasons. Adding another veteran that knows what it takes to play in the NFL could help this team out a lot. Heath tied a career-high with 3 interceptions last season despite starting just five games for Las Vegas. He would be a great depth player to have on Philadelphia's roster.
2. San Francisco 49ers
One contending team that could look to add Heath in order to upgrade their secondary is the San Francisco 49ers. Current expected starter Jaquiski Tartt played in just seven games last season and could benefit from seeing some competition in training camp. Heath has racked up at least 4 pass breakups in each of the last four seasons and has proven to be reliable in coverage. Signing him would address a need for the 49ers without making them break the bank in order to do so.
3. Dallas Cowboys
A reunion between Heath and the Dallas Cowboys is definitely a possibility here. There is no question that the Dallas needs to improve their pass defense if they want to be a playoff team next season after giving up 11.1 yards per completion in 2020 (T-No. 25 in NFL). Heath spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Cowboys and became a reliable starter for the team during the last three. He could be given a shot to earn a starting role in training camp or split playing time with current expected starter Donovan Wilson.
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