6 affordable free agents Eagles can still sign to own the NFC East

Philly still has a good chunk of money, and some holes to fill.

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A week or so into the NFL free agency period, players have come, players have gone, and the Philadelphia Eagles are in an interesting position.

Believe it or not, Philly currently holds the league's fifth-most cap space with $34.6 million. They have plenty of room to continue working while putting aside some cash for their 2024 draft class.

Looking at the state of the roster and some needs the Eagles have, there are plenty of free agents still available that might even come at a decent price point.

Who's still out there and which ones could the Eagles sign in order to gear up for an NFC East title in 2024?

Chandon Sullivan, CB

The Eagles could still use some depth at cornerback, whether it's on the outside or in the slot. Both outside starters are over the age of 30, with Darius Slay being 33 years old. Signing C.J. Gardner-Johnson to come back and likely play the slot will prove to be a strong move. But, one guy the Eagles could go out and bring in fairly cheap is former Pittsburgh Steelers corner Chandon Sullivan.

Last year, Sullivan played 246 coverage snaps in Pittsburgh and gave up an opposing quarterback rating of 84.4. He also only gave up one touchdown in coverage all year. With the ability to play the slot, Sullivan would be a great depth signing.

Justin Simmons, S

Philly also needs another safety. One name that continues to be thrown around in rumors connected to the Eagles is Justin Simmons, formerly of the Denver Broncos. The 2-time Pro Bowler is coming off his sixth-straight season with at least three interceptions and has a minimum seven pass breakups in five of his last six seasons as well.

Simmons is now 30 years old and, although he made the Pro Bowl in 2023, would still probably come cheaper than some might think. If the Eagles could land Simmons to come in and take over a starting gig, this defense would be much better off.