Report: Birds To Sign Former Steelers Safety
The Eagles continue to refurbish their safety position, one of their hardest-hit positions in free agency.
The team reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal for former Steelers first-round pick Terrell Edmunds, per ESPN. Edmunds, a sixth-year safety, was drafted 28th overall by Pittsburgh in 2018.
Safety Terrell Edmunds and the #Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, per league sources.
The former first-round pick started 75 games over five years with the #Steelers pic.twitter.com/XJOa9P5AGP
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 24, 2023
Experience makes Edmunds, 26, a candidate to start.
He was a five-year starter for the Steelers and every-down player. He played 93 percent of the team’s defensive snaps in four of his five seasons and never played fewer than 89 percent of the defense.
Scouting sources told Inside The Birds that Edmunds has good size and speed for the position but lacks above-average athleticism and plays better closer to scrimmage. He’s considered more of a strong safety who play better in the box than in coverage.
Edmunds has five career interceptions and five career sacks. Last year he racked up 70 tackles, the second-fewest of his career. He logged 105 tackles in his second season.
Edmunds’ brother, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, recently signed a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Bears.
The Eagles, who hired defensive coordinator Sean Desai this offseason and hired two new defensive backs coaches and a linebackers coach, are remaking their depleted defense that also lost defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, and starting linebackers T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White.
Terrell Edmunds joins Evans, cornerback Greedy Williams, and linebacker Nic Morrow as new additions to the Eagles’ defense, all inked to one-year deals.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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