If anything about the 2012 season was glaringly obvious for the Eagles, it was that the team’s secondary was beyond putrid. So perhaps it’s not much of a surprise that it appears general manager Howie Roseman is dialed in on improving the unit as the clock draws closer to the officially opening of the free agent period this afternoon.
One player the Eagles have identified as a possible solution is Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith. The 25-year-old is one of the top players on the market and has drawn interest from a handful of other teams.
While not known as a terrific playmaker, Smith’s size (6-3, 218 pounds), athleticism, and durability make the fifth-year veteran an attractive option. He has played in all but one game during his four years in Miami.
With the likely departure of both Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, the team has the motivation and the necessary cap space to be aggressive in the opening stages of the free agency period, which they’ll need to be in order to land Smith.