Could the Philadelphia Eagles dip their toe in free agency’s pool one more time?
It’s one of the best times of the year. May 6th marked the beginning of rookie minicamp for the Philadelphia Eagles, and for Mario Goodrich, Josh Jobe, and Josh Blackwell, that means the dream of making the roster and shocking everyone as undrafted free agents begins now.
Philly’s cornerback room is a crowded one. Zech McPhearson, Tay Gowan, Craig James, Mac McCain III, and Josiah Scott are also vying for what might be four of the six available roster spots on the 53-man roster (Darius Slay and Avonte Maddox have their spots locked up). Still, don’t be surprised if the Birds go fishing for one of the league’s available veteran free agents.
Fabian Moreau is an intriguing option if they do.
At the time of this story being written and published, several well-known cornerbacks remain unsigned: Xavier Rhodes, Chris Harris Jr., Patrick Peterson, Joe Haden, and Janoris Jenkins. Rhodes, Peterson, and Jenkins all played well in 2021. Harris and Haden are coming off of down years and looking for one more chance.
All are over 32 years of age. It’s for that reason that, if Philly makes a late-season add, which we’ve seen them do over the course of recent history (Steven Nelson, Ronald Darby), they might do better to find a youngster.
There’s a lot to like about Moreau. He’s among the more experienced young prospects (76 regular-season games with 34 starts). We also rank him slightly ahead of two other guys past the 30-year-old threshold (Desmond Trufant, Trae Waynes, Josh Norman).
Here are some of the better remaining options if the Birds are looking to add to the training camp roster.