Eagles bring back Hassan Ridgeway on a one-year deal
The Eagles continue to add depth during free agency today, bringing back defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway on a one-year contract. Ridgeway is a five-year NFL vet who spent his last two seasons with the Eagles as a depth player on the defensive line.
Ridgeway is a fourth-round selection from the University of Texas, drafted by the Indianapolis Colts before being traded to Philly. Hassan spent two years with Indy before being moved for a seventh round pick. Ridgeway provides a unique ability to know Jonathan Gannon’s likely defensive schemes and what Jim Schwartz did in the last few years.
During his two seasons with the Eagles, Ridgeway appeared in 14 games, having three sacks, 19 tackles, and six tackles for loss. After releasing Malik Jackson, the Eagles needed to retain some depth up front, and Ridgeway is a perfect candidate to do so and could see extended time this year.
Philadelphia’s free agency splashes have been very minimal so far. With only $6 million to start the new league year, their signings include Ridgeway, Adrian Killins, and special teamer, Andrew Adams. Several former Eagles are still available, including Vinny Curry and Cre’Von LeBlanc.
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