Latest Shaq Leonard-Eagles Update is Massive for Philly

The Eagles may have reinforcements on the way
All-Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard is expected to sign with a contender as soon as this week
All-Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard is expected to sign with a contender as soon as this week / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles are actively trying to add All-Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard to the roster and it seems talks are progressing positively between the two sides.

Philadelphia fell to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and now take on the Dallas Cowboys, but reinforcements may soon be on the way.

See below the latest report indicating Leonard could soon sign with Philadelphia.

Eagles Rumors: Optimism Around Shaquille Leonard Signing

There's obviously still work to do, but this is the most positive indicator we've seen from the Eagles or Leonard's camp about a deal.

The four-time All-Pro was released by the Colts last week after battling injuries over the last two seasons, but he's still one of the most accomplished linebackers of the last several years and would provide a boost to an Eagles' defense that ranks 24th in opponent points per game (24).

Reports are that Leonard has communicated with the Dallas Cowboys as well, so the Eagles landing his services would not only improve Philly's defense, it would also prevent a key conference rival from making improvements as well.

We know that the Eagles offense can hang with the best teams in the league. The only question is whether the defense can. It's rare you get an opportunity to add a player of Leonard's caliber and his addition could make Philadelphia the rightful Super Bowl favorite.

This is a developing story and we'll keep you updated with all the latest information right here at Section 215.

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