Almost a week into free agency, and the Eagles had failed to address one of their biggest holes -- linebacker. That changed Saturday afternoon as agent Drew Rosenhaus is reporting that the Eagles are signing linebacker Jatavis Brown.
The 26-year-old had previously spent his first four years in the league with the Los Angeles Chargers. In 56 career games, Brown has registered 265 tackles (14 for loss), 4.5 sacks, seven QB hits, 12 passes defended, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
This isn't the flashiest of signings, but Brown will come in and compete to take some snaps on the 2020 defense. He now joins a linebacker group with very little starting/pro experience: Nate Gerry, T.J. Edwards, Alex Singleton, and Duke Riley.
Brown shouldn't be the type of signing that makes Howie Roseman comfortable with the position for the rest of the offseason. He should be making at least one or two more signings/use one or two draft picks to help address the depth of the group.