Alex Singleton signs exclusive rights tender with Eagles
According to reports, linebacker Alex Singleton has signed his tender with the Philadelphia Eagles. This signing keeps Alex on a one-year contract where he looks to lead the linebacker unit once again in 2021. Before the new league year started, the Eagles tendered Singleton as an exclusive rights free agent alongside Boston Scott and Greg Ward.
During the 2020 season, Singleton grew from a special teamer for the Eagles into their linebacker unit leader. While the rest of the group often looked in disarray, Alex was the one stable option in the middle for the Eagles. Throughout the 2020 season, Singleton had 120 tackles, five of which were tackles for loss. Against the San Francisco 49ers in week four, the 27-year-old had a game-sealing pick-six, giving the Eagles their first win of the season. Under new defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, Singleton could benefit from a cover two defense.
There will likely be some new faces alongside Singleton at linebacker in 2021. Nate Gerry has yet to be signed by Philadelphia, and the team has been linked to other free agents, including former New York Jet Neville Hewitt. Neither of the Eagles’ remaining two ERFAs have signed their tenders but will likely do so in the coming days.
It is unlikely any more big signings are on the way for the Eagles. Last week they brought in safety Anthony Harris and signed quarterback Joe Flacco to a contract worth over $3.5 million on Tuesday. Tight end Zach Ertz could be traded in the coming days to help clear almost $5 million in cap space.
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