BREAKING: Eagles sign NJ native Hasson Reddick

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CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 21: Haason Reddick (43) outside linebacker of Carolina during an NFL football game between the Washington Football Team and the Carolina Panthers on November 21, 2021, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire)

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Philadelphia Eagles have wasted little time in exploring the legal tampering period. They’re signing local-town hero, Hasson Reddick and bringing home the veteran pass-rusher.

As you probably know, Reddick played his collegiate ball at Temple before winding up in Carolina and has made a living at getting after the QB. He has totaled 23.5 sacks in two short years. After signing a one-year deal with the Panthers last offseason, he entered the free-agent market to find a more sustainable long-term contract and this fit was too snug for the Eagles to pass up.

Reddick plays predominately in a pass-rushing linebacker role of a 3-4 defense. However, we know that Jonathan Gannon experimented with Genard Avery as a pass-rushing linebacker and stand-up defensive end. There is every chance that Reddick moves down to the EDGE position, filling a huge need for Philadelphia. Or, he can play in a hybrid role, making just as much of an impact. It’s unlikely that Howie would’ve thrown $30M in guaranteed money his way if there wasn’t a visible fit.

However, the truth is simple. The Eagles desperately needed help in the pass-rush after ranking 28th in sacks per game, averaging a lowly 1.8. They bring in a veteran who not only is explosive off the line, but had the 6th most sacks of any player last year. At just 27-years-old, he fits Howie’s free-agent prototype perfectly, and comes at a very attractive price.

This is an absolute win-win for the Eagles.

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire

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