4 Free Agents the Eagles could sign from the Seahawks 2023 roster

The Eagles already took the Seahawks' defensive coordinator, why not take more?

Jordyn Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles free agency
Jordyn Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles free agency / Ryan Kang/GettyImages

With free agency right around the corner, it feels like this is as good a time as any to look at the players who make sense as possible Philadelphia Eagles additions in 2024. The top free agents represent most of the NFL's 32 teams. Philly could raid a few rosters to fill holes on their own, but that doesn't mean the price for every target will be reasonable.

Nevertheless, the Eagles will look at every one. So will we. The main priorities should be finding talent on the defensive side of the ball, but there are fringe offensive prospects that would aid the Birds as well. 

This past season, the Eagles lost a tough one in the Pacific Northwest versus the Seattle Seahawks. That gave us a birds-eye view of a few Hawks. Some would look great wearing Midnight Green.

The Seahawks could see some big names leave their team this offseason.

Three Hawks that did work on the defensive side of the ball and one of their tailbacks have our attention. Might they trade one nest for another?

1. Bobby Wagner, Linebacker

Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

Wagner is 33 years old and entering his 13th season in the NFL. He’s still doing pretty well. In 2023 he appeared in all of Seattle's 17 regular-season games and was on the field for 98.4% of the defensive snaps.

He was pretty productive too, logging 3.5 sacks (which is on par for him) and a career-high 183 total tackles.

It’s that career that makes him special. We’re talking about a six-time First-Team All-Pro, four-time Second-Team All-Pro, and nine-time Pro-Bowl selection who earned his spot on the NFL's 2010 All-Decade team. If his age scares you off, that’s understandable, but Wagner is a one-of-a-kind linebacker. 

The Eagles’ addition of former Seahawks defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt might suggest pursuing Bobby Wagner isn’t out of the question.

2. Leonard Williams, Interior Defensive Line

Leonard Williams, Seattle Seahawks
Leonard Williams, Seattle Seahawks / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

We know Leonard Williams all too well. He spent four and a half years with The New York Giants until they traded him to the Seahawks mid-season in 2023. He’s 33 years old and he still has some gas in the tank. 

Last year, he appeared in 18 total games as a member of both teams. 5.5 sacks and 62 tackles were the results of his efforts.

This signing would be entirely dependent on Fletcher Cox's decision about whether he continues to play (and play in Midnight Green). If Fletch stays, there’s no real reason to sign a relatively expensive defensive lineman. If he goes, a veteran player like Leonard Williams would be a useful tool.

3. Jordyn Brooks, Linebacker

Jordyn Brooks, Seattle Seahawks
Jordyn Brooks, Seattle Seahawks / Jennifer Stewart/GettyImages

Brooks is 26 years old and entering his fifth year in the NFL. The Eagles need linebacker help, but signing a young one would be a huge win. Brooks ended the 2023 season with 111 tackles and 4.5 sacks and would be a huge win for the team that lands him.

The bottom line is that he’s a good ball player. He was the 27th pick overall in the 2020 draft and he’s played like it. The Seahawks declined the fifth-year option back in 2023, so again, it makes sense that he could leave Seattle when he hits the open market. 

4. DeeJay Dallas, Running back

DeeJay Dallas, Seattle Seahawks
DeeJay Dallas, Seattle Seahawks / Wesley Hitt/GettyImages

No one wants Boston Scott to leave Philadelphia, but there’s a very real chance that it could happen this year. Bosco has been signed to one-year deals in each of the past few seasons,

He's now 28 years old, and in 2023, he saw a massive decline in playing time, his lowest usage since 2019. He could be on his way out, and Deejay Dallas would be a great replacement for him.

Dallas is 26 years old and entering his fifth NFL season. He’s not a crazy or special talent in the backfield, but he can serve as another option at kick returner though Isaiah Rodgers may ultimately win that job.

If our Short King isn’t an Eagle in 2024, DeeJay would make you feel better about Philly making that decision. Also, his first name is pretty cool. It would be fun to hear Merrill Reese call his first TD rush.

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