UPDATE: Welp, so much for that. Webster signed with the Rams, per Adam Schefter. Original story below.
Broncos free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster has a visit scheduled with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a report from Troy Renck of Denver7 News. The Eagles’ interest in Webster was first reported last week.
I’ve been pounding the drum for Philadelphia to sign Webster for a few weeks now. He shares a connection with former Broncos and current Eagles defensive backs coach Cory Undlin.
“Webster was a third round pick by the Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft. He overlapped with Undlin in Denver from 2013-2014. Webster had his most productive season as a rookie when he had one interception, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble, and 37 tackles. Webster’s playing time decreased ever since then because he’s been stuck behind big money corners Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. along with 2014 first-round pick Bradley Roby. Broncos writers identify Webster as a very good special teams player and suggest he could be looking for a bigger role on a new team. The 26-year-old defensive back might be an interesting buy-low option for the Eagles.”
The Eagles desperately need help at cornerback. The best corner on Philadelphia’s roster is currently 2016 seventh-round pick Jalen Mills. Mills showed some promise as a rookie but he also struggled at times.
Signing Webster would give the Eagles an experienced player at corner who has the potential to play into a starting role. At the very least, he’ll give the Eagles depth at a position where they sorely lack it. Webster also figures to be a good special teams player for the Birds.
Webster visited the Rams recently. In fact, as of this post, he’s still visiting them. Los Angeles employs his former defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, so he might end up there. But the fact he has a visit lined up with the Eagles means they might have a chance to get a deal done. It also doesn’t hurt that the Eagles can offer him a very good shot at actual playing time.
Here’s hoping they sign him if he’s available at a reasonable price.