Eagles add former Washington DE, bolster defensive line
The Eagles have signed former Washington defensive end Ryan Kerrigan to a one-year deal, per Adam Schefter. Kerrigan bid farewell to Washington via Instagram just yesterday and gathered immediate interest from the Steelers, Bengals, and Eagles.
Former Washington DE— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) May 17, 2021
Ryan Kerrigan announces on his Instagram he’s joining the Eagles pic.twitter.com/VURu3fROBS
Kerrigan has been in the league for ten years, playing in 156 out of a possible 160 games. The former division rival has 95.5 sacks in his career and 13.5 career sacks against the Eagles, tied for most against any team. The Eagles didn’t have much depth at DE behind Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett & Josh Sweat so adding Kerrigan as a rotational piece was a wise move. Kerrigan also has the versatility to line up as a linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
The former Eagles killer had 5.5 sacks and 5 tackles for a loss in just 38% of the snaps last season with Washington.
Ryan Kerrigan works through the pulling G off PA, and the RB, and sacks Wentz to become Washington's all time leader in sacks pic.twitter.com/dXlWSWJdFu— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) September 13, 2020
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