Updated: Apr 1
The Eagles have been active this offseason, re-signing a few of their pending free agents as well as bringing in a few new faces. Information about their contracts have been sporadically released, and this article will go over all of the details.
•It was a steep price to pay (given the actual contract plus giving up two draft picks), but it is certainly worth it to attempt to solidify the defensive backfield and find a new veteran leader in that position group. Looking at the full breakdown of Slay's contract on OverTheCap, the Eagles might only be tied to Slay for two years, as there is no guaranteed salary in 2022 or 2023. The Eagles could save $13 Million in cap space in 2022 if they decide to move on from Slay then. Of course if Slay is still performing at a high level in two years, they will keep him on his current deal or maybe even renegotiate it a tad to make both parties still happy.
•This has a chance to only be a two-year deal if Hargrave doesn't work out. Spotrac says the Eagles can save $12 Million in cap space in 2022 if the team is ready to get rid of him by then. Entering his prime though, it's likely this contract works out for both parties.
•Love this deal. Parks took less money elsewhere to come back to his hometown, where he has a legitimate chance to start (or at least see a significant increase in snaps). There was absolutely no risk taken in this deal on the Eagles' end, and can be an absolute steal for the season if Parks turns into a real player.
•No risk at all for this signing, as this shows Brown does not have a spot on the 53-man roster secured. He'll have to battle any other veteran signing or draft picks during training camp and the preseason if he wants to stick.
•For this cheap, it was a no-brainer for the Eagles to sign one of the better slot cornerbacks in the game. The slot corner position will now be set in Philly with NRC slated as the starter and Cre'Von LeBlanc as his backup.
•McLeod was a low-risk re-signing, but we already know his ceiling. It is a little confusing, but this deal is basically a two-year, $8.65M contract with $7.8M guaranteed with $1.7M in possible incentives.
• Once again another low-risk signing, basically telling Mills to "prove it" if he wants a long term deal with a good chunk of guaranteed money. We don't know yet if the team plans to move him to safety (and if he'll be good there), or if he will play cornerback opposite of Darius Slay.
• This year is likely Sudfled's last chance to prove he is worth keeping around as a long-term backup option to Carson Wentz. It was a no-brainer for the team to keep him around for this price.
•Ridgeway showed some potential last year in his limited time on the field, which is why it was smart to bring him back (especially on this cheap of a deal).
The Eagles have also had six players leave the team in free agency, and some of their contract details have also come out.
•I'm sure Howie would have liked to have kept Howard in the Eagles backfield, but this deal was probably $2 or $3 Million more than what he wanted to give him. The Eagles can probably find cheap options in free agency (although those can be risky since those players aren't as skilled). The team might just address the position in the draft either with a late-round pick or sign a highly-touted UDFA. Corey Clement could still also return if no one signs him to an expensive deal.
•Good for Biv V to get his money. There's no way the Eagles would have paid anywhere near this amount for him to return as a backup. Now he gets a chance to start and show the league why he deserved the chance to start full-time.
•The Eagles could have certainly afforded KGH on this type of deal, but the assumption is there was some sort of falling out between him and the coaching staff after he told media he lied about not having a concussion.
•Jenkins wanted guaranteed money now that he is on the back-end of his career, but the Eagles just wouldn't budge. Could the Eagles have afforded this? Yes. However, they did not want to get stuck giving him money for two or three years if he started a sharp decline this upcoming season. If the team can't find a suitable replacement for him in the next season or two and if Jenkins balls out in New Orleans, Howie won't hear the end of it.
•It' a bit surprising that Agholor is going to be playing basically on a veteran-minimum contract. He'll have a very good chance to play a bunch of snaps in the Raiders offense and potentially secure more money in
•Not shocking to see Rodgers get the minimum. The Eagles will either give the vet minimum to a less injury-prone tight end, or address TE3 late in the draft or via an undrafted free agent.
•Once again Darby gets a one-year "prove it" deal. He'll be just 27 years old next offseason so there is a chance for him to earn a big deal if he plays well in Washington. Carson Wentz will try to make sure to target him when he tries covering DeSean Jackson twice this season.