NFL Free Agency 2014: Eagles A Finalist for Jairus Byrd, According to Report

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

For more news and rumors on the Eagles free agent moves, check out our Eagles 2014 free agency hub.

According to a report from Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington, the Eagles are one of two finalists for free agent safety Jairus Byrd. The other team reported to be in the running is the Washington Redskins.

Exciting! The Eagles' interest in Byrd seems legitimate. They need a safety and Byrd is the top player on the market. Adam Caplan recently reported that the Eagles inquired about trading for Byrd last season. ESPN's Adam Clayton mentioned yesterday that the Eagles have been talking to Byrd's agent.

It's fun to see two division rivals competing for the same top free agent. Both teams will have a lot of money to offer, and that will ultimately be the deciding factor here. But if the price tag is close, it's possible Byrd will favor playing for a winner. Given the success of the Eagles' in 2013, that could give them the advantage. Then there's this report from Ian Rapoport:

So perhaps the Redskins aren't in on Byrd after all?

It'll be interesting to see how it all unfolds. There's likely more to all of this than we currently know. Stay tuned to BGN for more updates.

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