The free agent market may not be as strong as it was when the green flag dropped at the start of the offseason, but there are still some enticing players without a team as franchises begin their Training Camp programs. One of those names is reportedly working out for the Eagles today.
Scandrick is one of the top free agent corners left on the board and interest around the league has picked up recently, with the Vikings working him out not too long ago. But the question is, why would Philly work out the former Cowboys defensive back?
This comes just one day after the team signed UDFA Alex Brown, a 5’11 nickel corner out of South Carolina State. The team’s current backup nickel corner, Cre’Von LeBlanc, was absent from Friday’s practice despite appearing fully healthy one day before. Jim Schwartz told reporters that it was injury-related after trade speculation started to swirl, but details are minimal.
Not only that, but there is reason to believe Jalen Mills won’t be healthy in time for the start of the regular season. Mills has been present for all practices so far, but is currently on the PUP list after missing all of OTA’s. As things stand, it’s Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas getting outside reps, with Ronald Darby working his way back from injury. Depth, all of a sudden, looks light.
Scandrick spent last year with the Kansas City Chiefs, playing in 15 games and starting 7 after spending time with Washington, and most notably, the Dallas Cowboys, who drafted him back in 2008. Scandrick, again, is a smaller corner at 5’10, and someone who has spent most of his time working from the slot, which could point toward LeBlanc’s status more than Mills.
However, Scandrick himself hasn’t exactly been the most durable corner. He’s battled suspensions, a hamstring injury, a broken hand, and a back injury in the last few years. He would fit the bill of an emergency replacement, but is there more than meets the eye?
Are the Eagles really looking to trade a corner, or are they simply not quite out of the woods yet when it comes to injury problems?
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