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Eagles signing cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman

Nickell Robey-Coleman, Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles made a splash with the acquisition of former Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay. It appears they were not done fortifying their secondary this offseason.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz, the Eagles have signed former Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman to a one-year deal:

Philadelphia made headlines when after signing Slay to a three-year extension is worth a total of $50.5 million to make him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. However, it has since been revealed to be much more team-friendly than many initially presumed with the bulk of the money coming in the 2022 NFL season.

This has essentially allowed the Eagles to continue filling the necessary voids on their roster. As a result, what was once a point of weakness — the secondary — now seems to be an area strength for the Eagles heading into the 2020 NFL season.

Robey-Coleman came into the league as an undrafted free agent until signing with the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2013 campaign. He quickly managed to show off his versatile skill set and he would ultimately take his talents back to the Coliseum after signing with the Los Angeles Rams.

Robey-Coleman etched out on integral role for himself in the slot for the Rams defense over the last three seasons. He finished the 2019 NFL season with 35 tackles, seven pass defenses, and two forced fumbles. He will now be joining former Bills teammate and cornerback Ronald Darby along with Slay in this revamped secondary.