Cre’Von LeBlanc: “Give me a call. I’m available and ready to go”
With the postseason looming, former Eagles nickelback Cre’Von LeBlanc is itching to get back on the field.
The 28-year-old defensive back hasn’t suited up for a regular season game since 2020. He’s bounced around the league since leaving Philly. His last stop was in Las Vegas, where he spent some time with the Raiders during training camp before being waived prior to the 2022 regular season getting underway.
With the Eagles starting nickel Avonte Maddox out for the foreseeable future, LeBlanc has been lobbying for a contract with the Eagles on social media.
Cre’Von LeBlanc want to be back in midnight green
The former Eagle recently chopped it up with NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark on his podcast “Takeoff.” After listening to just a few minutes of their conversation, it’s clear that LeBlanc’s allegiance to Philadelphia still holds strong.
He still watches every Eagles game in his jersey and helmet. Total Football Guy move.
Cre’Von LeBlanc on “Takeoff”
“It’s time to win some games, win the Super Bowl,” LeBlanc told Clark. “And bring it back to the great city of Philadelphia.”
Cre’von LeBlanc’s most productive seasons came in Philadelphia, most notably his first year with the team in 2018. During the ’18 postseason, Leblanc posted an impressive 85.6 Pro Football Focus defensive grade, along with an elite 89.8 coverage grade.
He was arguably the most valuable defensive back on the team during that run.
His production tapered off a bit following the 2018 season, but he always had a knack for making big plays in crunch time.
Will the Eagles actually bring Leblanc in for their postseason run?
At this point, it doesn’t seem likely. Jonathan Gannon and his defensive coaching staff seem to have a lot of faith in Josiah Scott as Maddox’s backup in the nickel. In the team’s last outing, Scott was the highest graded defensive player on PFF’s grade sheet, earning an 85.2 overall mark against the Saints.
Leblanc hasn’t played a meaningful game in over two years. Signing him and immediately giving him playing time in the postseason would be a risky move. One I don’t see the Eagles making at this juncture.
At the very least, Cre’Von LeBlanc could provide the Eagles secondary with some much-needed depth. Although Gannon’s secondary is stout from top to bottom, the depth across the board is less than ideal.
I think I speak for most fans when I say we wouldn’t mind seeing No. 34 back in midnight green – even if he’s just a depth guy.
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