5 Free Agent Signings the Eagles Should Make Following Trade Deadline

If the Eagles want to look for more depth following the NFL Trade Deadline, here are five free agents they can add.

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The Philadelphia Eagles deserve a lot of praise for how shrewd they have been in recent years. They were willing to roll the dice on Jalen Carter early in the 2023 NFL Draft when others were hesitant. They also went all-in with Jalen Hurts despite critics attacking his accuracy — and it nearly led to a Super Bowl win.

This season, they've continued that trend by landing Kevin Byard just ahead of the NFL trade deadline. While this move strengthens their secondary, there are still a few areas they can improve — and some spots where extra depth wouldn't be bad due to continual injury concerns.

Here we look at four free agents who they should consider following the passing of the trade deadline.

5. Eric Rowe, Safety

Adding Kevin Byard gives Philly a solid trio at safety. Byard and Reed Blankenship are the starters and rookie Sydney Brown has a lot of promise. There's also Justin Evans, a former second-round pick, who really would round out the depth chart, if not for a knee injury that sent him to the IR in mid-October.

With him out, it would make sense to add another player who can offer some depth and there's a player out there who is familiar to the franchise, Eric Rowe.

A second-round pick during the ugly Chip Kelly era, Rowe only spent one year with the Eagles before being traded to the New England Patriots. Once there, he was a starting cornerback but was moved to safety eventually.

He wound up with Miami by 2019 and spent the next four years lined up as a safety. He recorded 299 tackles and three picks during that time but was not re-signed in 2023. He was on the Panthers practice squad for less than a month before being released. Adding him wouldn't be a huge addition but it could help them navigate through their injuries in the secondary.