Eagles bring in former Chargers LB Kyzir White

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KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 26: Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White (44) after an AFC West matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs on Sep 26, 2021 at GEHA Filed at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles have made a move to solidify the LB position. According to a report from Adam Schefter, the Eagles have agreed to terms with former Los Angeles Chargers LB, Kyzir White.

White started all 17 games for the Chargers last season and recorded 144 total tackles, two interceptions and a sack. He was eighth in the league in tackles and also forced two fumbles. Pro Football Focus graded him at a 67 which is above average for LB’s. In their report, PFF says of White “As his career has progressed, White has improved and seen is playing time increase. He’s an effective three down player who does his best work in coverage”.

The 26-year-old former 4th-round pick originally was a safety at West Virginia but has moved to LB since coming to the NFL. White had a career-year last season and solves a massive need that the Eagles have had for many years now at the LB position.

Analysts have speculated that White not signing earlier in free agency is a direct result of teams waiting on future Hall of Famer, Bobby Wagner to make his decision, and White’s overall asking price. The Eagles getting him for only $5 million is a steal compared to his career year last season.

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