The Philadelphia Eagles added Darius Slay via trade earlier this week and they’ve added another member to the secondary on Saturday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Will Parks has agreed to a one-year deal with Philadelphia.
Former Broncos’ safety Will Parks reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, per source.
Eagles needed another safety having lost Malcolm Jenkins to the Saints and land the former Bronco. Parks left other deals on table for Eagles’ opportunity.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2020
Before the Eagles landed Slay in a trade with the Detroit Lions, they chose not to pick up the team option for Malcolm Jenkins, making him a free agent. At the same time, Philadelphia decided to re-sign Jalen Mills with the intention of moving him to safety.
Given that, Parks will likely be used as the team’s third safety on the roster behind Mills and Rodney McLeod. Parks, a Philadelphia native, had other offers on the table before he ultimately chose his hometown team.
In the previous four seasons, Parks has been with the Denver Broncos. He spent most of his time as a depth option in the secondary. On the other hand, he does have some experience as a starter, starting in 15 games in his young career.
The former sixth-round pick has accumulated 149 tackles, 13 deflections, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles in his first four seasons. With Parks being able to move around, the Eagles could utilize him in different positions throughout the season.
For the time being, Parks appears to be someone that will provide depth on Philadelphia’s defense in 2020. However, if Mills fails to transition smoothly to safety, Parks could get an opportunity. Nevertheless, Parks is going to get a chance to play in front of his family and friends at Lincoln Financial Field.