After a crazy Tuesday night featuring the Eagles signing James Casey and Bradley Fletcher, Eagles fans were left wondering where the Birds went next, as they look to re-build a 4-12 team. It looks like the secondary was Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman’s next targeted spot, as they have agreed to terms with two veterans.
The first is Cary Williams a 28 year-old cornerback who the Eagles have signed to a three-year deal, worth just under 18 million dollars. Williams will see at least 10 million of that, as he gets 10 million dollar guaranteed in the deal. Williams leaves the defending Superbowl champion Ravens, which seems like the popular thing to do this week, where he was a starting corner-back in 2011 and 2012. Williams is the first step in replacing Nnamdi Asomugha(who was cut), and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie(who signed with Denver). Let’s hope he leaves a better legacy in Philadelphia than those two did.
The Eagles second signing of the day was bringing in safety Kenny Phillips, who has played for the Giants for five years. Phillips looks to be an upgrade at the safety position, not that anyone wouldn’t be, assuming that he can stay healthy. Last year Phillips missed nine games due to leg injuries.
Both of these moves signal a much needed new direction for an Eagles secondary that was at times embarrassing in 2012. The one thing to like is that both of these guys have won Superbowls in the last two seasons, so hopefully they bring a winning culture to Philly.