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Nolan Carroll Jr. agrees to terms with the Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent corner back Nolan Carroll Jr. His contract is reportedly for two-years and $3.65 million.

Carroll Jr. is more of a depth signing at this point, and can contribute to the struggling Eagles secondary. Their whole goal this off-season was to upgrade those positions.

Last season, he had an OK season with the Miami Dolphins. According to Pro Football Focus, he finished as the 52nd-best corner out of 110 qualifying players.

He’s also been rated as a negative in pass coverage, yet had three interceptions in 12 starts. The Eagles like his press-coverage abilities, and may see additional time on special teams.

With Carroll Jr. in the fold now, he’ll look to see time on the field with Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher the starters and with Brandon Boykin still young.

In 2012, the veteran became a starter when corner back Richard Marshall went down with a season-ending injury.

Carroll Jr. is the second free agent signing for the secondary, as the team recently signed free agent safety Malcolm Jenkins. The former New Orleans Saints player signed with the team after it failed to sign two other top safeties on the market.

Jairus Byrd, who was not re-signed with the Buffalo Bills, signed with the Saints. Then, T.J. Ward, who was with the Cleveland Browns, signed with the Denver Broncos, which left Jenkins as the top remaining safety left on the open market.


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