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Jalen Mills Signs With Patriots

The Eagles will need to find some safety help this offseason, as Jalen Mills is reportedly signing with the New England Patriots.

Mills will get $24 Million over those fours years.

The Green Goblin first joined the Eagles in 2016 when he was drafted in the 7th round of that year's draft. He became a full-time starting cornerback in 2017 and helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl in franchise history with his excellent play in the redzone. When the team needed safety help in 2020, the versatile Mills changed positions to try to help fill the void that Malcolm Jenkins had left. He held his own at safety, recording 74 tackles, 1.5 sacks, five QB hits, three passes defended, one forced fumble, and one interception. Overall, Mills played 63 games with the Eagles, compiling 283 tackles (six for loss), five QB hits, 40 passes defended, five interceptions (one pick-six), one forced fumble, and 1.5 sacks.

With Rodney McLeod turning 31 this offseason and recovering from ACL surgery, the Eagles will be depleted at the safety position in training camp if they can not sign a solid free agent or use a high draft pick on a safety. Their healthy safety depth right now includes just K'Von Wallace, Marcus Epps, Grayland Arnold, and Elijah Riley.

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