Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Najee Goode is signing with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a report from NFL insider Field Yates.
Goode was likely on Indy’s radar due to the presence of their new head coach: former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
It was pretty apparent the Eagles wouldn’t be re-signing Goode after inking Paul Worrilow to a one-year contract earlier this week. Worrilow fills Goode’s old role of being a versatile backup linebacker who contributes on special teams.
Goode had a good run in Philly, pun intended. The Eagles originally claimed him off waivers all the way back in 2013, which was Chip Kelly’s first season in Philly. (Sorry to remind you.)
Goode, who turns 29 in June, finished his Eagles career with four starts in 61 games played. He logged 32 tackles, three passes defensed, one fumble recovery, and one touchdown in that span.
It seems unlikely the Eagles will receive a compensatory pick for Goode signing with the Colts. He was probably signed to an inexpensive deal.
Goode was hardly a household name but he ultimately contributed to the Eagles’ first Super Bowl victory. And for that, Philadelphia thanks you and wishes you the best moving forward, Najee.