Philadelphia Eagles: Grading the 2018 offseason acquisitions

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22: Corey Nelson
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22: Corey Nelson /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Running back Melvin Gordon
SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Running back Melvin Gordon /

Haloti Ngata, DT

Signed a one-year deal worth $3 million

The Haloti Ngata signing became official late on Thursday, which had Eagles fans waiting impatiently for it to happen. The former Detroit Lions defensive tackle was undecided on what he wanted to do with his future. So he packed his bags and gave Philadelphia a shot on Thursday morning. Fortunately for the Eagles, Ngata won’t leave without inking a short-term deal.

When the rumors started flying around on Tuesday that Ngata would join the world champions for 2018, the term “The rich get richer” was being thrown around. Considering how much of a beast Ngata has been up front in the trenches throughout his long career, the Eagles got more rich, indeed.

Ngata won’t be expected to come in and take over anybody’s starting spot. But to have a guy who could undoubtedly still start in this league when healthy play as a rotational piece, you got an excellent problem up front. Some may use the term ‘stacked’ when discussing the Eagles defensive line with the addition of Ngata. Well, that’s not a lie. The Eagles are definitely rich on the defensive line. The only issue about this deal is that it came a little pricier than desired. But all in all, it is a good signing for the Eagles defense.

Grade: B+