8 low-cost cornerbacks the Philadelphia Eagles could target in free agency

Nov 12, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes (27) breaks up a pass thrown to Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes (27) breaks up a pass thrown to Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports /
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Philadelphia Eagles Rasul Douglas
Sep 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Rasul Douglas (24) runs down Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

Rasul Douglas…?

Okay, this one’s a bit of a long shot. But hey, “never say never” am I right?

My logic behind this inclusion is that it was never necessarily Howie Roseman and the front office who had an issue with Rasul Douglas, in fact they always seemed quite fond of his abilities. It was specifically Jim Schwartz – who is now no longer in Philadelphia – who couldn’t figure out how to use Douglas.

‘Sul had himself a decent enough season with Carolina in 2020, battling his way into a starting role. While his second half wasn’t nearly as good as his first, he still finished the year with 9 passes defended and an allowed completion percentage of 63.3%.

Douglas appears to have stayed on relatively good terms with guys like Darius Slay, and still routinely interacts with Eagles fans on Twitter. As long as he doesn’t drastically dislike Howie Roseman, and is open to fighting for a role once more in Philly, having him as a depth option back on the boundary wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

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Again – major long shot. However, ultimately speaking, Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles don’t get to be picky this offseason. If Rasul wants to return on a cheap contract, the Eagles front office should be all over that.