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

These 6 former Eagles would be welcomed back with open arms

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1. C. J. Gardner-Johnson, S

Jordan Poyer was already mentioned as a potential safety addition but he's not the only safety in free agency who could return to Philly. Another possibility is C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who was a part of the 2021 team that nearly won a Super Bowl.

Even if the Eagles were to sign Poyer, or another safety, adding Gardner-Johnson would be a viable option due to his versatility.

While at Florida, he played both cornerback and safety and continued to move around after joining the New Orleans Saints. Throughout his three seasons there, he lined up not only all over the secondary but even took snaps at linebacker during the 2021 campaign.

Gardner-Johnson was traded to the Eagles in 2022 and played safety and often covered slot receivers. He was great in this role, finishing with 67 tackles and tying for the league lead with six interceptions. In free agency, he signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Lions but only played in three games as he had a leg injury in camp then tore his pec early in the year.

Back on the open market, a reunion could make sense. Gardner-Johnson could not only give them someone capable of playing in deep coverage but he could also spend time in the slot, helping to replace Avonte Maddox.

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