Legal Tampering: Raiders agree to terms with Eagles’ safety
The first day of the NFL’s legal tampering period has seen several Eagles starters agree to terms with new teams, the latest being safety Marcus Epps.
According to multiple reports, the Raiders are signing Epps to a two-year deal worth $12M, $8M guaranteed.
The #Raiders are signing safety Marcus Epps to a two-year, $12 million deal with nearly $8M guaranteed, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
Epps, 27, started all 20 games for Philadelphia last season. Now he cashes in. pic.twitter.com/wX40uLhdNf
Epps was the Eagles’ ironman last season, starting in all 20 games and playing 1,058 defensive snaps, the most of any player on the team. The former sixth-round pick transitioned to a full-time starting role in 2022 and held his own across from CJ Gardner-Johnson, recording 94 tackles and six passes defended.
With the emergence of UDFA Reed Blankenship, the Eagles felt they could let Epps walk and direct their efforts toward retaining Gardner-Johnson, who is still very much the priority.
Epps is the fourth Philadelphia free agent to find a new home today, with LB TJ Edwards returning home to Chicago, DT Javon Hargrave landing in San Francisco, and OT Andre Dillard signing with Tennessee.
Marcus Epps has transitioned into a full-time safety role very nicely. He can PLAY. pic.twitter.com/LIc8cb06zO— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) October 17, 2022
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