A potential Eagles target in free agency has signed with a rival. The Cowboys signed former Chargers linebacker Andrew Gachkar to a two-year deal, according to Fox Sports write Mike Garafolo. Gachkar had been rumored to be an Eagles target prior to free agency.
Gachkar, 26, has played four seasons in the NFL and was a seventh round pick of the Chargers in 2011. He has spent most of his career on special teams but has the versatility to play both outside and inside linebacker. In 63 games (eight starts), Gachkar has collected 92 tackles, two sacks, one pass defensed, and one forced fumble.
The Eagles interest in Gachkar (if they had any at all) was likely short-lived. The team signed Brad Jones and traded for Kiko Alonso shortly after the rumor was reported. The team is currently stacked at the linebacker position with Jones, Alonso, Mychal Kendricks, DeMeco Ryans, Connor Barwin and Brandon Graham leading the unit.