The Philadelphia Eagles have patched up their needs at linebacker by signing former Washington Redskins’ linebacker, Zach Brown.
Going into the 2019 NFL Offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t have too many immediate needs. Regardless of what needed to happen though, Howie Roseman stuck to the script and only signed guys for a bargain, while making trades as well. While they seemed to focus on the backfield this offseason, many were getting frustrated with the Eagles’ idea to neglect the inside linebacker position. After allowing Jordan Hicks to walk and sign with the Arizona Cardinals, there was hope that maybe Philly would land a linebacker in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Well, the draft came and went last week, as the Eagles brought in five new prospects via selection. And to not much surprise, the Eagles didn’t get a linebacker. With Kamu Grugier-Hill, L.J. Fort and Nathan Gerry in the mix, the Eagles aren’t precisely doomed. However, an experienced veteran linebacker could boost the Eagles defense tremendously. Fortunately, Philly isn’t going to gamble with what they got. Instead, they played the waiting game, and they come up with another veteran, who is signing on with a cheap one-year deal.
The Eagles bring in a former enemy
The former Washington Redskins’ linebacker is versatile, and could realistically play on the inside or outside. Knowing the Eagles desperation for a true middle linebacker, Brown will be expected to compete for a position on the inside. Considering his veteran experience, there’s a good chance that Brown comes in and wins a starting position on the defense. Brown started 12 games for the Redskins last season where he collected 96 tackles, 10 of which, were for losses. Also, he had a pass deflection along with a sack and a pair of quarterback hits.