Eagles plan to sign Chiefs’ star cornerback to improve performance

Due to contract structure, the Philadelphia Eagles may not miss out on their two starting cornerbacks this offseason, but James Bradberry is clearly hitting a wall in 2023 and Darius Slay is He will begin his 33-year-old season in Midnight Green after four injury-plagued seasons.

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As such, cornerback is a short-term and long-term need that Eagles general manager Howie Roseman will have to address this offseason.
The premise here is that the Eagles were hurt by Bradberry’s disastrous season and brought Slay back with $15.
238 million in dead cap space created by releasing him.
If that happens, the Eagles will be looking for a second starting cornerback this offseason, even though Kelly Ringo had some impressive moments in his rookie season.
To that end, Pro Football Focus recently listed the free agents every team should pursue this offseason, matching the Eagles with Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Rajarius Sneed.
“In 2023, no Eagles cornerback had a PFF coverage grade of 70.
0 or higher.
“If the team wants to compete again after a disappointing finale to the 2023 season, it will need to reinvest at the position,” PFF wrote.
“Snead will be a big hit in that regard.
He’s a skilled, physical cornerback inside and out, and he’s posted a PFF coverage grade of 70.
0 or better in three of his four NFL seasons.
” More effective in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense A player.
In his age-26 season, Snead totaled 78 tackles, five lost tackles, three quarterback hits, two interceptions and one fumble recovery for the Chiefs.
Kansas City likely wants to keep Snead this offseason, but general manager Brett Veach is expected to only have $29 million available this offseason.
It’s clear that adding an impact receiver has to be at the top of the list for the Chiefs this offseason.
And the Chiefs will likely exercise Trent McDuffie’s fifth-year option this offseason, potentially making him the cornerback the team wants to invest in long-term.
Obviously, whether the Eagles have any interest in Snead will depend on what kind of scheme the new defensive coordinator follows?
But no matter who is chosen to lead the defense, investing in the defensive seven will be a top priority for Roseman.

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