Although today is supposed to be the day in which the whirlwind of speculation tears through Philadelphia, the Eagles made a very subtle signing last night, if a report from ESPN’s Dan Graziano is correct.
Source says Eagles are bringing back LB Najee Goode on a one-year deal. Good special teams player who helps as a… https://t.co/ICfsHcGqCU
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 9, 2017
The Eagles bought back Goode in 2016 on a one-year deal and are doing exactly the same this year. It’s easy to see why the team are keen to retain the services of the fifth year linebacker, after he played in 66.7% of special teams snaps last year. Goode may have rarely contributed on Defense, but he has been an integral part of Fipp’s esteemed special teams unit that continues to be one of the most productive in the NFL.
Goode also ranked second in special teams tackles this year, only Chris Maragos had more. According to Adam Caplan, Goode will have receive a $200K increase over the contract he signed a year ago, rewarding him for yet another year of solid special teams contribution.
1 year, $875k, $50k guaranteed. https://t.co/p2yDLnWaLe
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 9, 2017
It may not be the flashiest move of the offseason, but with so many pending free agents playing such prominent roles on the unit, it’s “Goode” to see the Eagles looking to continue the sustainability that Fipp’s unit has become renowned for.
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