The Eagles have let talent come and go over the last several years. Philadelphia has a very dedicated fanbase, so some really enjoy following the former members of their team as they continue their odyssey around the NFL. Luckily, BGN keeps track of (most) their movement, so you have one easy reference sheet to what they are doing.
Below is the latest on the former Eagles making news:
- The first Eagles free agent to sign with another team is surprisingly defensive end and mountain of a man Clifton Geathers. The giant decided to stay within the NFC East and signed with the Washington Redskins, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. While the signing is not that odd, the timing of it surely seems to be. Geathers play in his one season in Philadelphia (or his entire career) should not have warranted a rush to sign him. He appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles last season but finished with just 13 tackles.
As an Eagles fan I really like this signing. RT @Redskins: DE Clifton Geathers adds depth to the defensive line. pic.twitter.com/G04VGhn7g9— Dave Mangels (@Southern_Philly) March 13, 2014
- The Jaguars apparently like former Eagles defensive ends. Jacksonville sign Chris Clemons to a four-year deal worth $18 million, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer. They then re-signed the "Apple of Philly's Eye" Jason Babin to a deal, according to Florida Times-Union scribe Ryan O'Halloran. They both will likely rotate at the LEO position under Gus Bradley. Clemons played for the Eagles for two seasons before being traded to the Seahawks with a draft pick for Daryl Tapp. He went on to be a productive starter in Seattle but was cut due to age and price. Babin has been with the Jaguars since they cut him in 2012.
- The Chiefs have signed linebacker Joe Mays to a two-year, $6 million deal, according to Caplan. Mays was drafted in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. An undersized middle linebacker, May lasted just two season with the Eagles before being cut. He ended up with the Broncos, where he became an on-and-off starter but was cut before last season and signed with the Texans. He started for them in place of Brian Cushing. This is an interesting move as Andy Reid had Mays once and cut him.
- The Patriots released Isaac Sopoaga on Wednesday. The move saves $2.5 million in cap space for the Patriots, just a few months after trading for him. The Eagles dealt him and a sixth round pick to the Patriots for their fifth round pick, which recently went to the Saints to acquire running back Darren Sproles. Yeah, that totally worked out on Philadelphia's side of things.
- The Lions signed former Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp. He played with the Eagles for three seasons, but really never did much. He spent 2013 with the Redskins.
- This isn't a signing but it is super funny:
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie turned down six year, $54M from Broncos @ProFootballTalk reports. http://t.co/cMwolmzwKm— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 13, 2014