Former Eagles Defender Sticking in AFC South After Philly Exit

The former Philadelphia Eagles defender found a new home ahead of the OTAs.
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As the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for the start of the 2024 NFL season, teams are finalizing their training camp roster before organized team activities start. With that objective in mind, teams have been adding and releasing players after their rookie minicamps.

One of the latest transactions around the league involves a former Philadelphia Eagle. According to Ian Rapoport, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed former Eagles defensive back Terrell Edmunds before the OTAs.

CB Terrell Edmunds Signs With the Jacksonville Jaguars

Terrell Edmunds spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The former Virginia Tech standout signed with the Eagles in the 2023 offseason.

Despite the Eagles desperately needing more help in their defensive backfield, Edmunds wasn't able to make the impact Philly had hoped for. Instead, they moved on from him after three starts in seven games, trading him to the Tennessee Titans, along with a fifth and a sixth-round pick in exchange for another veteran safety Kevin Byard.

That move didn't really pan out for the Eagles either. Similarly to Edmunds, Byard disappointed in his tenure as he was a part of the big collapse the defense suffered in the second half of the season. He was understandably not retained this summer and he signed with the Chicago Bears.

After the Eagles' secondary was a total disaster last season, general manager Howie Roseman didn't take any risks this offseason, using his first two draft picks on defensive backs in Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean.

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