Sub-radar former Eagles that could return in 2023 to provide depth
Following a career year, would the Eagles consider luring Alex Singleton back to Philly?
Philadelphia may lose two of their top tackling machines from last season (and the top two linebackers from last year’s depth chart), T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White. If that were to happen, they could look at filling those cleats by bringing back another sure tackler in his own right, Alex Singleton.
His first tour of duty in a Birds uniform was solid. He did a nice job. Three seasons (2019-2021) produced 262 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions (both were pick-sixes). He also led Philly in total tackles in both 2020 and 2021.
Last year, he signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos and continued to up his game. The former Montana State linebacker and CFL star (shout out to the Calgary Stampeders) collected 163 tackles, one forced fumble, and three pass breakups in 17 games with 12 starts.
If we’re simply discussing tackles, the Birds, by making this move, are simply swapping one man’s production for someone with similar numbers. T.J. collected more sacks (two in 2022 compared to none for Alex), but Denver’s scheme didn’t ask that Alex generate pressure on the passer.
Singleton was a cap casualty in Philly a year ago, and the move to Denver seemed as though he had a chance to play for a winner, but it didn’t work out that way. Returning to the City of Brotherly Love would allow him the opportunity to help the Eagles to remain Super Bowl contenders.