Reactions as Eagles announce Nicholas Morrow signing

Nicholas Morrow #53, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Nicholas Morrow #53, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The first week of the new league year has given us plenty to discuss in relation to our beloved Philadelphia Eagles. In a flash, their best defensive tackle, their top two safeties, and their top two linebackers from last year’s Super Bowl run were all gone. They softened some of the blow by bringing back all of their veteran leadership, but every discussion kept leading us back to the same areas.

The holes at the linebacker position are a concern, especially seeing as how we don’t know if Nakobe Dean is ‘that dude’. Philly has never valued the safety position, but what gives? They can’t go into battle with Reed Blankenship and K’Von Wallace as the starters, right?

Vice president/general manager Howie Roseman swooped in (pun intended), and Philly officially announced two official veteran signings on March 21st. The first we knew about. That’s Justin Evans. His addition was unofficially announced on Tuesday. The second signing was a bit of a surprise, and that’s where we fixate the spotlight.

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Here are a few random thoughts as the Eagles add Nicholas Morrow.

If you aren’t very familiar with Nicholas Morrow, don’t beat your selves up too badly. He’s still writing his NFL tale. He’s six-foot-tall and tips the scales at 216 pounds. Let’s hope he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

In the meantime, here are a few fun facts.

Morrow puts his school on the map.

An undrafted 2017 free agent out of Greenville University, Morrow became the first player from this private school to sign an NFL contract. Whether the Panthers ever become a football power or not (they probably won’t), that’s still something to be proud of.

It’s very hard, in this day and time to become the first person to do anything.

Here’s a quick look at his resume.

Morrow spent his first six seasons on some bad teams, the Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders from 2017–2021 and the Chicago Bears in 2022.

He’s six-foot-tall and tips the scales at 216 pounds. So far, he’s appeared in 79 career games with 46 starts. He has collected 370 career tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, three interceptions, and 22 pass breakups. He started all 17 games for the Chicago Bears this past season.

Pro Football Focus, following last season, ranked him 39th out of 80 linebackers that played at least 624 snaps.

Here’s a look at the Eagles linebackers following the Morrow addition.

The Eagles now have seven linebackers signed. Shaun Bradley is on the injured reserve. Here’s a list of the six guys on the active roster.

  • Haason Reddick
  • Nakobe Dean
  • Christian Elliss
  • Kyron Johnson
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Davion Taylor

Let’s hope Nicholas Morrow has a few tricks up his sleeve. We all know that Haason Reddick can play, but no one would complain if some of these guys made a huge leap and turned the defense’s second level into a strength.