Philadelphia Eagles best remaining free-agency fits

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Would Kwon Alexander make a good cornerstone for the Philadelphia Eagles?

The Philadelphia Eagles’ linebacking core can be described at best, mediocre. Alex Singleton had a breakout season last year, making him one of the players more likely to start. However, outside of Singleton, the rest of the corps remain hazy. Will the Eagles start newly signed Eric Wilson? Or maybe roll with Genard Avery? Maybe even start a younger prospect like Davion Taylor or rookie Patrick Johnson?

Enter Kwon Alexander. At only 26 years old, he would fit right in with the youth of the linebackers the Eagles have on their roster, yet provide a sense of experience and leadership. He not only has been on 3 teams in his career (Buccaneers, 49ers, and Saints) but has also experienced a Super Bowl with the Niners and has been selected to a Pro Bowl.                                                                         Although Alexander has had a pretty successful career thus far, teams are reluctant to sign him based on the Achilles injury he suffered last season. While the injury concern is valid, and Alexander may not be ready to suit up by Week 1, he was a true difference-maker for the Saints, having 27 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in only seven games. He can be the same for the Eagles when healthy, so if the Eagles sign him on a multi-year deal now for a low cost, he could return when healthy and lead the defense to be even stronger for years to come.