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  • Eagles' Nakobe Dean: Ready for larger role

    Dean said Wednesday that he anticipates playing more during the upcoming season than he did as a rookie in 2022, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. A third-round pick last spring, Dean took 340 snaps on special teams but only 34 on defense while playing behind a trio of linebackers (T.J. Edwards, Kyzir White, Haason Reddick) that all played 17 games. Edwards and White signed elsewhere this offseason, leaving nearly 2,000 off-ball-linebacker snaps that likely will be filled by some combination of Dean, seventh-year pro Nicholas Morrow and rookie first-round pick Nolan Smith. Dean and Smith are two of the five Eagles who were part of Georgia's dominant championship-winning 2021 defense, joined by cornerback Kelee Ringo and defensive tackles Jordan Davis and Jalen Carter. When it comes to IDP value, Dean has a chance to take over the three-down role that Edwards handled last season en route to finishing tied for seventh among linebackers in tackles (159) and pass breakups (seven).
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  • Ndamukong Suh: In no hurry to sign new deal

    Suh is unlikely to sign with a team ahead of training camp, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports. "I have no desire to be in a training camp," Suh said Monday on NFL Total Access. "I will come in and watch and look and give some advice, but when Week 1 happens, I'll be ready." The 36-year-old was the No. 2 overall pick in 2010 by the Lions and has played for five different teams during his first 13 NFL seasons. He's been to three Super Bowls over the past five seasons and figures to be a luxury depth option for a contending team after appearing in eight games for the Eagles in 2022.
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  • Andre Chachere: Let go by Philadelphia

    Chachere was waived by the Eagles on Monday. Chachere will head to waivers after spending the past two years in Philadelphia. The 27-year-old logged five tackles (three solo) in seven games while playing almost exclusively on special teams last season. Chachere will try to catch on with another team and should bring value on special teams wherever he ends up.
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  • Eagles' Moro Ojomo: Finds perfect home in Philly

    The Eagles selected Ojomo in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, 249th overall. The Eagles added yet another toolsy interior pass rusher, grabbing Ojomo, who has the largest wingspan of any draft-eligible defensive tackle. The Texas product surprisingly wasn't an efficient pass rusher despite his powerful push at the point of contact, but he'll have plenty of time to mold his game in a loaded Eagles pass rush.
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  • Eagles' Kelee Ringo: Philly stops slide

    The Eagles selected Ringo in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 105th overall. Ringo was a member of the excellent Georgia defense and served as one of its top corners in each of the last two seasons while combining to pick off four passes. He entered the draft after his junior season and was projected to go on Day 2, but he slid a bit. Ringo has the speed and size -- he ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at the combine and stands 6-foot-2 and 207 pounds -- to keep pace with the top receivers in the league, but he will likely begin his rookie campaign in a depth role.
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  • Eagles' Sydney Brown: Philly adds in third round

    The Eagles selected Brown in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 66th overall. Brown (5-foot-10, 211 pounds) is the identical twin of running back and former Illinois teammate Chase Brown, and like his brother, Sydney offers eye-catching athleticism on a sturdy frame. Brown's 4.47-second 40, 40.5-inch vertical and 130-inch broad jump are all excellent figures, and Brown was otherwise a standout producer in a smothering Illinois secondary. Brown needs to get his angles under control -- he seems to gun himself out of frame a good amount when crashing down for run support -- but if the Eagles can coach up Brown's tackling fundamentals, he should emerge as a viable starter.
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  • Eagles' Nolan Smith: Falls to Philly at 30th pick

    The Eagles selected Smith in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 30th overall. Smith was rumored to be heading toward the first 10 picks of the draft prior to Thursday, so for the Eagles to get Smith this late is quite surprising. For the rest of the NFC East it might be cause for full-blown panic, because the Eagles were looking strong on defense even before they added Smith and his sub-4.4 speed. The Georgia product is too light to play the edge much at under 240 pounds, but Smith showed a freakish ability to hold up at the point of attack in college, even when going against players heavier than him.
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  • Eagles' Jalen Carter: Draft day slide ends in Philly

    The Eagles selected Carter in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, ninth overall. With Carter falling, Philadelphia opted to be proactive and move into the No.9 spot, where Chicago was a threat to grab the defensive tackle. On talent alone, Carter is arguably a top-three player in this class. A 314-pound wrecking ball in the middle of the defensive line that can stop the run and get into the backfield, Carter was a key piece of Georgia's back-to-back national title run. He had a tumultuous pre-draft process, however, including having to leave the combine to report to Athens-Clarke County after being charged with reckless driving. With combine testing out the window, Carter had a lot to prove at the pro day and was not as impressive as many expected. Carter still didn't fall too far, though, and he is now reunited with former Georgia teammate Jordan Davis in the middle of the Philadelphia trenches.
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  • Marquise Blair: Released by Philly

    Blair (undisclosed) was waived by the Eagles on Monday. After signing with the Eagles in February, Blair -- was let go with a failed physical designation -- per Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston, now will look for a new suitor ahead of the 2023 season once he's deemed healthy. The safety appeared in three games with the Panthers in 2022, recording one tackle while playing 24 of his 25 total snaps with the special-teams units.
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  • Eagles' Terrell Edmunds: Inks deal with Eagles

    Edmunds signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Edmunds is now in line to replace C.J. Gardner-Johnson -- who signed with the Lions on Sunday, as Philadephia's starting strong safety for at least the 2023 campaign. The 26-year-old served as a starter in Pittsburgh since entering the league in 2018, and he most recently amassed 70 tackles, five passes defensed https://www.thelines.com/odds/nba/#p32cf.NikolaJokic and two sacks across 15 games played this past season.
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  • Lions' C.J. Gardner-Johnson: Joining Detroit

    Gardner-Johnson agreed to terms with the Lions on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Gardner-Johnson spent the first three years of his career in New Orleans before joining the Eagles last year. He logged 67 tackles (61 solo), including one sack, along with six interceptions and eight pass defenses over 12 games with Philadelphia, and he'll take on a prominent role in the Lions secondary in 2023.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Sticking in Philadelphia

    The Eagles and Slay reached an agreement on a two-year extension Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. In the lead up to the new league year, Slay's representatives were granted permission to pursue a trade for the 10-year pro. By Wednesday, there was an expectation that the Eagles would release Slay, but the two sides decided to talk, and now the cornerback is slated to stay with the franchise through the 2025 campaign. Over the course of three seasons in Philadelphia, Slay has racked up between 50 and 60 tackles each year while compiling seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 48 games.
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  • Darius Slay: Staying put after all

    Slay and the Eagles agreed Wednesday to a restructured contract, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Eagles were expected to release Slay on Wednesday, but the team and player were instead able to come to an agreement on a reworked deal, which will help clear cap space for Philadelphia in 2023. Slay confirmed that he's staying in Philadelphia via a post on his personal Twitter account.
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  • Eagles' Fletcher Cox: Back in Philly on one-year deal

    Cox came to terms Wednesday with the Eagles on a one-year, $10 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Cox has spent his entire 11-year career with the Eagles and will be back for a 12th in 2023. Still effective at 32 years old, Cox registered seven sacks for the NFC champions last season while playing 65 percent of the defensive snaps.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Set for release

    The Eagles are slated to release Slay at the official start of the new league year Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Slay posted a goodbye note to Philadelphia on his personal Twitter account Wednesday, confirming reports of his impending release. Per Schefter, the Eagles attempted to work out a restructured contract with the star cornerback but were unable to come to an agreement by Wednesday's effective deadline. The 32-year-old will immediately become the top cornerback available on the open market, so he should have no shortage of suitors.
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  • Eagles' James Bradberry: Stays in Philadelphia

    Bradberry and the Eagles agreed Tuesday on a three-year, $38 million deal that includes $20 million fully guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bradberry played 1,041 snaps last year, which was the fifth straight year in which he's played at least 990 snaps. Last year, he was credited with 17 passes defensed, and he's posted 17 or 18 in each of the last three seasons. He also has intercepted at least three passes in every year since 2019. He was a critical component of the Eagles defense as part of an excellent cornerback duo with Darius Slay. Heading into his age-30 season, Bradberry hasn't shown noticeable signs of decline and should remain a top cornerback in 2023.
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  • Cardinals' Kyzir White: Lands in Arizona

    The Cardinals and White agreed Tuesday to terms on a contract, Bo Brack of GoPHNX.com reports. White is coming off back-to-back 100-tackle campaigns, one with the Chargers in 2021 and another with the reigning NFC champion Eagles last year. He also totaled 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 34 regular-season games during that stretch. With the Cardinals, White should continue to earn regular snaps at inside linebacker alongside Zaven Collins (calf), as Isaiah Simmons' versatility bounces him around the formation.
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  • Raiders' Marcus Epps: Heading to Las Vegas

    Epps is expected to sign a two-year, $12 million deal with the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Epps started every game last year for the Eagles, and he had a career-high 94 tackles. He's expected to assume starting duties at strong safety for Las Vegas, where he should be in position to post a high tackle total. In IDP leagues, expect him to continue operating as a high-floor lineup option.
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  • 49ers' Javon Hargrave: Signing with Niners

    Hargrave and the 49ers reached an agreement Monday on a four-year, $84 million contract that includes $40 million guaranteed at signing, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hargrave cashes in with a big contract for the second time in his career after piling up 161 tackles and 23 sacks in 48 regular-season appearances for Philadelphia the past three years. Once known primarily as a run-stuffer, Hargrave has become one of the top interior pass rushers in the NFL and now will be paid accordingly by a team that looks to have the best defensive line in the league.
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  • Bears' T.J. Edwards: Joining Chicago

    Edwards is set to sign a three-year contract with the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. An undrafted free agent in 2019, the Wisconsin product caught on with Philadelphia and made at least 12 starts each of the past three seasons, including all 17 games in 2022 en route to a career-high 159 tackles. A native of the Chicago area, Edwards mostly played middle linebacker for the Eagles but could slide over to the weak side for the Bears if they want to keep Jack Sanborn (ankle) in the middle after his solid showing as a rookie in 2022. Edwards' contract reportedly is for $19.5 million over three years, including $12 million in guarantees.
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