Well, let's think about this for a second. Typically, when the Philadelphia Eagles add former New Orleans Saints defensive backs to the roster, those guys pan out. Just check their recent history. Malcolm Jenkins... C.J. Gardner-Johnson pre-offseason meltdown.. Yep! We don't have many complaints.
Here's another name that figures to move the needle. Per Jordan Schultz, The Birds are expected to add Bradley Roby to the nest. That should appease some of you who were worried about the issues in Philly's secondary.
Let's discuss Tuesday's events. Then, we'll have some fun and share a few fun facts about the new guy. From there, we'll get into what they're saying on X or whatever that platform is calling itself these days.
Expect the Eagles' official announcement of Bradley Roby's addition soon.
Nothing gets the rumor mill churning like the announcement of a prospect's release from the practice squad. Philadelphia informed everyone shortly before 5:00 p.m. EST that they had moved on from 2022 draftee Kyron Johnson which meant a spot was open. That's typically how it starts. That's when Bradley Roby's name began floating around.
Roby is expected to be signed to the practice squad for now. He's a five-foot-eleven, 194-pounder that could allow the Birds to place James Bradberry back at the outside cornerback position where he belongs. This is a move that makes sense.
Those of you who hang out with us regularly know we mentioned Roby as an honorable mention during our recent take on possible free-agent additions when we learned Avonte Maddox would be added to the injured reserve. He brings veteran leadership to any team that gives him a shot. Here's some of what social media is saying.
Always trust reposts from the mentioned party. It seems like Roby has helped us further verify what the always reliable Jordan Schultz is saying.
A few other trusted voices joined the conversation as well.
Here are three fun facts about the new guy!
1. Roby brings championship experience and a veteran presence to Philly! A member of the Denver Broncos squad that won Super Bowl 50, Roby knows what it takes to get to the mountaintop. Sure, he earned his ring a long time ago, but he had to learn something from being teammates with Peyton Manning and Von Miller, right?
2. If he hasn't lost too much steam, he's capable at excelling in whatever Philly asks him to do.
It isn't that often that cornerbacks tack five sacks on their resume, but Roby has done exactly that. His professional resume also consists of over 350 tackles, eight forced fumbles, 82 pass breakups, 11 interceptions, and four defensive TDs since entering the league in 2014.
This is a former first-round selection we're discussing, but again, that was a long time ago.
Much can change in a decade. That's how long it has been since Roby entered the league as a first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Some might ask if Roby has anything left in the tank now that he's on the wrong side of 30 by NFL standards. We'd prefer to ask another question. What if he does?