Eagles sign former Steeler Terrell Edmunds to 1-year deal

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CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 18: Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds (34) during an NFL football game between the Pittsburg Steelers and the Carolina Panthers on December 18, 2022 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire)

Eagles sign former Steeler Terrell Edmunds to 1-year deal

Since the team lost Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the Lions, the Eagles have done their due diligence on the remaining starting safeties available in free agency.

Days after signing Justin Evans to a one-year deal, the Eagles agreed to terms with former Steelers’ safety Terrell Edmunds on a one-year deal according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Contract details have not been announced at this current time.

The former first-round pick out of Virginia Tech has played in Pittsburgh for the first five seasons of his NFL career. He’s played in 79 games with 75 starts. While not a prominent interceptions leader (five total in his career) Edmunds has been a solid in-the-box safety – recording over 70 tackles in four of his five seasons.

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PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 13: Pittsburgh Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds (34) looks on during the national football league game between the New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 13, 2022 at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire)

Pro Football Focus graded Edmunds’ final year in Pittsburgh at an above-average 69.1. The 26-year-old safety was 31st among safeties in coverage and 40th against the run.

Terrell Edmunds will be a strong fit in Philly

There are already personal connections between Edmunds and current Eagle players. DeVonta Smith’s charity softball game saw the newest Eagle safety partake as a participant.

Edmunds is expected to start at one of the two safety spots under recently-hired defensive coordinator Sean Desai.

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire