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REPORT: Eagles 'Likely' to Target Demarcus Robinson in Free Agency

There is no question that the Eagles are going to have to make upgrades this upcoming offseason at the wide receiver position; we just have to wait to see if Howie Roseman will upgrade using free agency or using the draft (or both). A new report is suggesting that the team will possibly address one wide receiver opening slot by signing DeMarcus Robinson from the Kansas City Chiefs via free agency.

According to the Inquirer's Jeff McLane, "Roseman and company have the 25-year-old receiver in their sights." It isn't too shocking to hear this report. Back in 2016 (Roseman's first year back as acting general manager), Robinson was one of the Eagles’ 30 pre-draft visits before that year's draft. The Florida prospect ended up being selected in the 4th round (126th overall) by the Chiefs. Roseman had just traded a ton of draft capital for the ability to draft Carson Wentz 2nd overall in that draft, so he did not have his 4th round pick (100th overall). If he did still have that pick available to use, Robinson likely would have ended up an Eagle.

Robinson has been buried on the depth chart his entire career in Kansas City, having to compete for targets with Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, Jeremy Maclin, Chris Conley, Albert Wilson, and De'Anthony Thomas. In four seasons (64 games), he has just 75 catches for 949 yards and eight touchdowns. He did step up big in 2019 when his number after Hill missed four games with an injury. In those four games, Robinson recorded 16 receptions for 281 yards and four touchdowns.

He might end up generating interest from multiple teams this offseason, but with stats not on his side Robinson isn't likely to command a bank-breaking deal. If Roseman ends up as the highest bidder, he will win a 25-year-old receiver with his best football still ahead of him.

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