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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2. Breshad Perriman, Wide Receiver

In need of receiver depth, the Eagles recently signed Julio Jones to their practice squad. The 34-year-old was elevated to the roster in each of their past two games and hauled in one catch in both contests.

So far, the receptions haven't been for many yards with his first being a three-yarder against Miami in Week 7. He then caught an eight-yard touchdown in Week 8 against the Washington Commanders.

That was a solid reception in tight coverage and perhaps Jones continues to give them plays in spurts. But it wouldn't hurt to add more help and build a deep receiving corps in this pass-happy league.

If they were to do this, Breshad Perriman would be a name to watch.

A second-generation NFL wideout, Breshad's father, Brett Perriman, was a former second-round pick in 1988. He spent 10 years in the NFL and had back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns with the Detroit Lions in 1995 and 1996 — when he was in his 30s.

The younger Perriman, who was a first-round pick in 2016, never lived up to his draft status with the Baltimore Ravens. Since leaving, however, he's had a decent career which includes 645 yards and six touchdowns in 2019 with Tampa Bay and 505 yards the following season with the New York Jets.

He returned to Tampa in 2021 and 2022 but has yet to play in 2023 after not making the Colts roster.

Perriman has never been a consistent go-to receiver but he has always been a threat to take it deep and has a 16.2 yards per reception average for his career.