Sign up for Eagles Extra: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters Despite picking up 118 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions during his first full season as a three-down player last year, Wilson, 26, sat on the free-agent market for three weeks without a deal. Pro Focus Football has knocked his run-stopping ability, and his 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame has been blamed for that deficiency.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are trying to straighten themselves out as well, having traded away Carson Wentz with a tentative plan to hand their QB job to young Jalen Hurts - except that our source insists that Philadelphia's desire to secure Watson remains in place. The timetable? That has likely changed, as while once upon a time this was to be a pre-NFL Draft bidding war, the uncertainly of Watson's future has caused the bidding to dry up.
Running back Jordan Howard waited for the phone to ring when free agency started last month and then he waited some more because no one was racing to sign him for the 2021 season. The Eagles eventually offered Howard a job, but the quiet response that preceded their interest had Howard thinking that he might [more]