The Philadelphia Eagles house eight linebackers. Here’s the best of the bunch.
No one knows whether this is true or not, but the theory is the Philadelphia Eagles will keep six linebackers on the roster. Here’s the best of a midnight green bunch.
1. Eric Wilson
Here’s something you can put in your pipe and smoke, or take to the bank, or attach whatever phrase you use to let people know how serious you are about what you are saying. Eric Wilson and Anthony Harris, both teammates in Minnesota with the Vikings that have been reunited here in Philly were two of the more underrated signings of any team this offseason.
This is one of those pickups that fans will be gleaming over later. You just wait and see.
2. Alex Singleton
This kind of flew under the radar, but Alex Singleton was quoted as saying that he would break the franchise record for tackles in a season. With his nose for the ball and with his skill set, there’s no reason to believe that he won’t if he stays healthy, especially with the 17th game.
Oh, and by the way, that record is held by Reggie White, who logged 133 combined tackles in 1988, so if Singleton makes good on his prediction, he’s in some pretty cool company. He notched 120 total stops in 16 games a season ago. Yep, there’s a reason for optimism.
3. T.J. Edwards
Ever since he was added to the Eagles nest as an undrafted free agent in 2019, Birds fans have known that there was something special about this guy. If T.J. Edwards can stay healthy, the Eagles are going to be really good with him, Singleton, and Wilson.
He missed four games a season ago, but he was available for all 16 in 2019, so last year could be something that we can move on from without hesitation.
4. Shaun Bradley
The Philadelphia Eagles and their fans already knew Shaun Bradley pretty well as he spent some time playing at Lincoln Financial Field as a member of the Temple Owls. In his rookie season, he appeared in 15 games and notched 15 total tackles. With a full offseason under his belt, he should do fine in an expanded role.