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Eagles Free Agency Rumors: Philadelphia not close on new deal with Nolan Carroll

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The Eagles are open to Nolan Carroll returning to Philadelphia. Carroll has stated he wants to be back in Philadelphia. Despite mutual interest, however, the two sides reportedly aren't close on a new contract. This tidbit comes from Tim McManus of Birds 24/7.

"The Eagles and Nolan Carroll aren’t on the same page numbers wise at the moment. Howie Roseman and company want him to test the market, per a source, to see if it matches up with Carroll’s valuation. At least one NFC East team is said to be interested. Seems like there is still a chance he returns to Philly, but they’ll have to find some middle ground."

This report echoes what NFL insider Rand Getlin recently said as well.

For what it's worth, Carroll posted this tweet on Monday.

Meanwhile, Les Bowen seems to be optimistic about a Carroll return.

Carroll was a solid starter for the Eagles in 2015. He's not the kind of guy the team should break the bank for, however, which is why Philadelphia is comfortable with letting him test the market. Carroll can officially sign with any NFL team starting Wednesday, March 9 at 4:00 PM ET.

A Carroll return to the Eagles would be ideal because Philadelphia needs a new starter now that Byron Maxwell is being traded to Miami. The Birds are also reportedly interested in free agent defensive back Patrick Robinson. He could be an option if the team can't keep Carroll.