The Eagles’ other two claims did not come to fruition since Philadelphia was beat out by teams lower on the waiver wire order. (The Eagles were dead last at 32nd since they won the Super Bowl. Good “problem” to have.)
Edwards was drafted by the Raiders in the second-round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The FSU alumnus only managed to notch 5.5 sacks in 30 games played (24 starts). Edwards ended up getting claimed by the New York Giants, who were second overall in the waiver order. Boo.
McGill, 25, entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has 13 tackles, five sacks, and one forced fumble to his name during 28 career games played.
It’s possible the Eagles simply really liked these players but this seems like a sign the team wants to improve their defensive line depth. Philadelphia is already plenty deep at defensive end but their defensive tackle depth could afford to improve. It’s only Haloti Ngata, Destiny Vaeao, and undrafted rookie Bruce Hector behind Fletcher Cox right now. (Plus Winston Craig on the practice squad.)
For now, the Eagles will have to wait on adding more depth. It’s worth filing away that Edwards and McGill are players they’ve shown interest in should they shake free in the future.