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Report: Eagles looking to FA for safety help

Posted by Chris Brown on February 5, 2014 – 10:33 am

The Philadelphia Eagles biggest offseason positional need is widely considered to be safety. With a host of free agents on their roster at that position and none of them spectacular, Eagles GM Howie Roseman confirmed in a radio interview this week that they’ll be looking at free agent talent.

Appearing on WIP radio in Philly with host and CSN columnist Reuben Frank, Roseman said they’d look at available veterans on the market.

“We talk about every position and wanting to get better,” Roseman said. “But certainly you look at that position and the free agents we have, and naturally there’s going to be some change over there.

“We want to be careful of going into the draft and just having a big hole there, and I think there are things you can do at any position that are short-term stopgaps to get you through the moment if you had to, if you didn’t find someone in the draft.”

Naturally Jairus Byrd and Cleveland’s T.J. Ward were mentioned as top flight options, and the Eagles apparently have the cap room to land a big fish. But CSN Philly anticipates that the Eagles won’t break the bank on the safety position. It leads them to believe they’ll target middle market options like Miami’s Chris Clemons, Carolina’s Mike Mitchell or Indianapolis’ Antoine Bethea.

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