The Philadelphia Eagles made some big changes to their secondary in the offseason. They brought in All Pro Darius Slay and the always consistent, Nickell Robey-Coleman. Now the ripple effects are finally being felt with a few players being released today.
Sidney Jones Released After 3 Up And Down Seasons
Sidney Jones had promise when he was drafted in 2017. Although he was injured, many looked at the West Covina native as a steal in the second round. Fast forward three seasons, and Jones has failed to really make a name for himself. So it is not a surprise the Eagles decided to part ways with the still often injured defensive back.
Rasul Douglas Also Sees The Chopping Block
In his three seasons in Philadelphia, Rasul Douglas has been a puzzle wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a mystery wrapped in an enigma. One minute he’s making brilliant plays the next minute he’s getting burnt by quicker receivers. He has been the picture of inconsistency. It’s understandable he was released, however he does have redeeming qualities and should be picked up quickly.
The Secondary Moving Forward
Philly’s defensive backfield seems to be set for the time being. The starting 4 seeming to be Slay and Coleman at the corners and Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod at the safety spot. It should be an interesting season for sure and all eyes will be on the unit, that is often seen as the team Achilles heal.