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.
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.
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