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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5. Jordan Poyer, S

Some might not even remember Jordan Poyer played for the Eagles since his tenure with them was so brief.

A former teammate of the aforementioned Steven Nelson at Oregon State, Poyer was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. He originally competed for a spot at cornerback and he even made the roster as the fourth on the depth chart. Still, he primarily saw the field as a special teams player and wound up with just three tackles in three games before being released.

From there, Poyer landed with the Cleveland Browns. He spent a couple of years as a reserve before finally breaking out with 10 interceptions between 2015 and 2016. Asserting himself as a quality starting safety, he parlayed his success with the Browns into a four-year, $13 million deal with the Buffalo Bills in 2017.

Poyer has played in Buffalo ever since but was recently released in a cost-cutting move. Despite being let go, Poyer was still effective both in coverage and against the run — even finished 2023 with 100 tackles.

He's now looking for a new home and it would be fitting for him to come back to Philadelphia, where his career started. This time, he would be a veteran with 806 tackles, 22 interceptions, and 54 pass breakups under his belt.