The Philadelphia Eagles were very busy on the first official day of NFL free agency. The team agreed to terms with five new players, made two big trades, and even had one of their own free agents signed away by another team. In order to catch up, here's a recap of what's happened so far.
The Eagles have a new backup QB. He'll also reportedly be given the chance to compete for the starting job. It's only a matter of time before Mark Sanchez is gone.
The Eagles needed a new starting safety to pair with Malcolm Jenkins. McLeod is an ascending talent.
The Eagles needed two new starting guards, so this takes care of one of those spots. On paper, Brooks was one of the best guards available. He has a good track record of being durable.
The Eagles needed a new 4-3 outside linebacker after trading Kiko Alonso. Bradham has experienced playing at SAM for Jim Schwartz.
The Eagles needed cornerback depth. Brooks can compete for playing time on defense and contribute on special teams.
The Eagles were just looking to dump the disgruntled Murray's salary. Getting pretty much anything for him was worth it for the Birds.
The Eagles dumped salary and a disappointing player on the Fish in exchange for an opportunity to move into the top 10 of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Eagles Free Agents
S Walter Thurmond
CB Nolan Carroll
DE Cedric Thornton
DB E.J. Biggers
WR Seyi Ajirotutu
QB Thad Lewis - Signed one-year deal with 49ers