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Eagles Bring Back Derek Barnett on Two-Year Deal

The Eagles are keeping Derek Barnett around, as the team announced they have re-signed him for the next two years.

After using a first-round pick on Barnett back in 2017, the underwhelming pass rusher is mostly known for his fumble recovery in Super Bowl LII and countless boneheaded penalties. He has yet to have a season where he records 7+ sacks.

He can still be useful though, especially as a rotational piece rather than counting on him as a starter. His 21.5 sacks ranks 20th in Eagles history. He brings constant pressure to QBs as well; ever since QB hits were added as a stat in 2006 he ranks 5th in Eagles history with 76 QB hits.


As of today the Eagles starting edge rushers will likely be Haason Reddick and Brandon Graham, with Josh Sweat getting plenty of rotation and Barnett chiming in as well. But Howie Roseman loves depth on the d-line so using an early draft pick on an edge rusher isn't out of the realm of possibility.

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