Eagles tender three players as exclusive rights free agents
The Philadelphia Eagles are retaining free agent players ahead of the official start date of the new NFL year on March 17th. According to reports, the Eagles have tendered Boston Scott, Greg Ward, and Alex Singleton as exclusive rights free agents. Exclusive rights free agents means the free agent player can only negotiate with the Eagles this offseason.
Singleton had an impressive second season with the Eagles but is already 27 years old. His ceiling won’t be much higher but will be a decent depth piece for the Eagles at linebacker. Fellow linebacker Nate Gerry is an unrestricted free agent, and a significant overhaul is expected at the position. Singleton will join Shaun Bradley and Davion Taylor as fellow returning LBs.
Boston Scott did not live up to expectations during the 2020 season after an impressive 2019 season. We all hoped that Boston Scott would be a powerful second punch alongside Miles Sanders in the Eagles backfield, but he only rushed for 374 yards. Scott, like Singleton, will likely be a depth piece for the Eagles moving forward.
Greg Ward continued to impress and grow in his newfound position at wide receiver in 2020 in what was an overall disappointing wide receiving core for the Eagles. The 25-year-old had six touchdowns and 400 receiving yards in 53 receptions this past season.
Philly is currently in a tight salary cap bind going into next season. Despite that, these likely cheap signings alongside the cuts of several expensive veterans can help push Philly back under the salary cap.
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