Eagles newcomers who will play huge roles in this team’s success

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James Bradberry #24, Philadelphia Eagles
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James Bradberry and Haason Reddick upgrade the Eagles on defense significantly.

Since 2016, Darius Slay and James Bradberry rank first and second in pass breakups with 84 and 82 respectively. Let that sink in for a second.

During the 2020 offseason, James and Byron Jones were the most sought-after cornerbacks during the free-agency frenzy. Philly missed out on both of them but orchestrated a trade that landed Big Play Slay. Somehow, they wound up acquiring Bradberry anyway a little over two years later.

Can you see where this is headed? This duo is going to be fun to watch. The questions are about what transpires after this season and how many great years these two have left.

7. player. 54. . . . Haason Reddick, linebacker

It feels like it’s been two years since the Eagles signed Haason Reddick. It wasn’t. He inked a three-year, $45 million deal on March 16th, but everything that has transpired since his addition has occupied our attention. As a result, we don’t discuss him as often as we should.

That figures to change on Week 1 of the regular season. Philly wants Reddick to perform one primary task, go get the quarterback. That shouldn’t be a problem as he’s racked up 23.5 sacks over the past two seasons (and 31 sacks in his career).

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Make no mistake about it. There are playmakers all over this Eagles defense, and Reddick is one of the most talented. He should have a monster year in the first chapter of his homecoming.