Report: Free agent Tyrann Mathieu had virtual visit with Eagles on Thursday
With just three weeks to go until the 2022 NFL Draft, star safety Tyrann Mathieu remains one of the top free agents available.
Mathieu reportedly visited with the Saints this week while he was in town visiting friends and family.
Although the meeting went well, Mathieu also had a zoom meeting with the Eagles today, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:
Sources: Free agent DB Tyrann Mathieu had a virtual visit with the #Eagles, as Philly has emerged as a prime location for one of the top free agents. The Honey Badger visited the #Saints this week, and now has done a zoom with Philly. His market is heating up.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 7, 2022
Once top free agents Marcus Williams and Justin Reid were off the market, Philadelphia brought back Anthony Harris on a cheap one-year deal. Beyond him, the Eagles only have Marcus Epps, K’Von Wallace, and Jared Mayden (who?) with experience at the position.
Mathieu, who turns 30 in May, spent the last three seasons with Kansas City as the captain of that defense. The three-time All-Pro has recorded 213 combined tackles, 13 INTs, and 27 pass breakups during his tenure with the Chiefs.
The Honey Badger is undoubtedly looking for a hefty deal, with his projected contract being around $15M/year. Mathieu is remaining patient throughout this process, and the second wave of free agency is where Eagles GM Howie Roseman likes to find value.
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