The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed free agent defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, according to an official announcement from the team. The news was first reported by BGN alumnus and NJ.com writer Mike Kaye.
Here’s what we previously wrote about Ridgeway in our offseason outlook series:
STATS: 138 snaps, 11 tackles, 1 sack, 0 forced fumbles, 1 QB hit, 3 QB hurries
REVIEW: Ridgeway contributed as a rotational defensive tackle before suffering a season-ending bicep injury in October.
OUTLOOK: Injuries have limited Ridgeway, an impending free agent, to playing in just 17 out of 51 possible games over the past three seasons. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if the Eagles re-signed the 26-year-old to a minimum deal but they should probably just move on. Can’t rely on him to stay healthy.
So, yeah. This is a depth move.
Ridgeway has some experience with the Eagles’ new coaching staff. He notably overlapped with head coach Nick Sirianni and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon on the Indianapolis Colts in 2018.
With this news, the Eagles now have five defensive tackles under contract: Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, T.Y. McGill, Raequan Williams, and Ridgeway. Cox and Hargrave should be the only two locks to make the team while everyone else is competing for roster spots.
2021 EAGLES FREE AGENCY SIGNINGS
DT Hassan Ridgeway
S Andrew Adams
RB Adrian Killins