After hosting Orlando Scandrick on a workout earlier today, it appears as though the Eagles will indeed be bringing the veteran cornerback in for some added depth.
With Jalen Mills currently on the PUP list with a foot injury and Ronald Darby is yet to partake in full-team drills as he works his way back from his own season-ending injury. To make matters worse, Cre’Von LeBlanc has suffered a foot injury that will keep him out for ‘several weeks’ according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Scandrick was among the best remaining free agent corners and will arrive in Philadelphia with a resume of nickel experience. At 5’10, it’s not hard to see why. Scandrick spent last year with the Chiefs, playing in 15 games and starting 7, tallying a career-high 13 passes defensed. Drafted by the Cowboys in 2008, Scandrick was a key contributor in the Dallas secondary for nine years, before an offseason stint with the Redskins and the aforementioned resurgence in Kansas City.
In a pinch, Scandrick is certainly a serviceable corner and he’ll be working behind Sidney Jones on the depth chart anyway. However, there’s no such thing as too much depth and acquiring a 32-year old that has 443 career tackles and 76 passes defensed can’t be seen as a bad thing.
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