6 Former Eagles Philadelphia Should Sign for a Reunion in Free Agency

These 6 former Eagles would be welcomed back with open arms
Philadelphia Eagles, Gardner Minshew
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After going 10-1 to start the 2023 season, the Philadelphia Eagles limped to a 1-5 finish in the regular season. They then lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round, putting an end to their struggles.

Once the year was done, they got to work trying to fix what went wrong. First, they changed out both coordinators with Vic Fangio replacing Sean Desai on defense and Kellen Moore replacing Brian Johnson on offense.

With those coaching changes out of the way, they turned their attention to the roster. Philly released Kevin Byard, which opened up more cap room, and can now look to free agency which opens on March 13. While filling out their roster, they would be wise to see about a reunion with these six former players.

6. Steven Nelson, CB

A well-traveled veteran, Steven Nelson has been in the NFL for nine seasons and has played for four different teams. His career began with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he played in 52 games with 38 starts. From there, he spent two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before signing a one-year deal with the Eagles in 2021.

That year, Nelson started in 16 games ahd had 50 tackles, seven pass defenses, and an interception. The Eagles allowed him to walk in free agency and he has been with the Texans ever since. Nelson continued to play well and even ran an interception back in a playoff win over Cleveland.

Once again a free agent, Nelson would offer an upgrade over James Bradberry who struggled mightily in 2023. He wouldn't be a permanent solution at the age of 31, but he could help them field a solid starting unit while trying to find a younger and more permanent solution.