Philadelphia Eagles could bolster their roster by adding this WR

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The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver room is missing something. Sure, they’ve invested some capital into the unit over the course of the last two offseasons. They spent two first-round draft picks on receivers Jalen Reagor and DeVonta Smith in consecutive NFL Drafts. They’ve even added Quez Watkins in the latter part of the 2020 selection meeting.

Having speedy receivers like Reagor and Watkins plus a well-rounded wideout in Smith has everyone watching buzzing about the talent. One thing is missing though, and that’s experience.

Yes, the Eagles still have their trusty slot receiver in Greg Ward, but the reality is Ward has only truly been a starter in this league for one season. He turned 26 this past July, and that makes him the elder statesman of the group, albeit one that lacks experience.

Is there any way the Philadelphia Eagles can add a proven, veteran receiver without robbing themselves of precious draft capital? There most certainly is, and the answer comes in the form of someone that would have been an afterthought until the most recent Monday morning.

ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter reported via Twitter that the Detroit Lions released wide receiver Breshad Perriman. A former first-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens, Perriman hasn’t enjoyed the career that he, no doubt, hoped for. He’s also had issues with injuries, but that doesn’t mean that he’s without talent.

Breshad Perriman is already someone the Philadelphia Eagles fanbase knows.

All you need do is think back to last season (some may not want to, and we understand if you don’t), Perriman’s name was one that was already popular. Still, like most of the other available free agents, signing Breshad would have cost the Eagles a lot of capital that they wouldn’t have been able to afford.

Fast forward to the present, and the Eagles do have some cap space, albeit minimal, and Perriman wouldn’t be as expensive as he once was. Philly has an opportunity to add him for a much cheaper price tag and add some much-needed experience to the wider receiver room.

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Perriman isn’t the player that he once was, nor is he the man that we once thought he’d become. Still, given his talents, size, and experience, he could be a solid fit for this team. He helps solve some other issues and gives this team a unit that should give any defense issues whenever they see the Eagles on the schedule.