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Eagles will now have to deal with Kenny Golladay twice per season

There’s a new pass-catching weapon in the NFC East.

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The Philadelphia Eagles made an effort to improve their secondary by signing Anthony Harris and they’ll need him because there’s a new weapon in the NFC East. The New York Giants are reportedly signing former Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay to a four-year, $72 million contract with $40 million guaranteed.

Golladay was arguably the top remaining free agent on the market. Injuries limited the 27-year-old to just five games in 2020 but he was pretty great the season prior, both leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns (11) and making the Pro Bowl in 2019. Golladay is a big-play threat with a career 16.8 yards per reception mark. He could potentially be a good fit with Daniel Jones:

Jones and his 84.1 career passer rating should hardly have Eagles fans shaking in their boots, as he still has much to prove. But the Giants have certainly made an effort to surround him with new pass catchers this offseason, signing the likes of Golladay, John Ross, and Kyle Rudolph.

Golladay would’ve been a nice addition to the Eagles’ unproven wide receiving corps but they obviously didn’t have the ideal cap situation to go after him. Instead, they’ll be tasked with defending him twice per season.

(On a side note, maybe this signing means the Giants have less cap space to offer to Adoree’ Jackson? The free agent cornerback is set to visit the G-Men on Monday before potentially arriving in Philly the same evening.)

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