Have the Eagles Done Enough in Free Agency?

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Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons (30) defends against New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The first thing that I would do is sign either Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons or Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo. Both can fill the hole at strong safety and provide a mentor for young safety Earl Wolff. They would take over for Nate Allen, and then Allen could share time with Malcolm Jenkins, or just provide excellent depth at a position that the Birds have had trouble with for a while now. Either of these men could vastly help the Eagles secondary and serve as the leader amongst them. I give the edge to Clemons who is more elite in the backfield, and has chemistry with newly signed cornerback Nolan Carroll since the both come from the Dolphins.

The second thing I would do is sign a linebacker. The best fit in my opinion is ex-Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. He works very well in a 3-4 scheme and he has excellent coverage skills. Moats is also very capable of getting pressure on the quarterback. He could work opposite of Trent Cole, he could also replace Trent Cole allowing Cole to return to his job as a defensive end. Another idea is that he could even replace Trent Cole altogether since he hasn’t gotten pressure on the quarterback as of late which is his main role on the Eagles defense.

These moves would free the Eagles to follow Roseman’s ideology and draft based on best available. This would make the Eagles offseason a complete success, and would make them a legitimate contender on all sides of the football.

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