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Josina Anderson says the Eagles are adding a linebacker:
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2018
Looks like this might be a special teams/depth signing. That’s the role Nelson played for the Broncos this year before going on IR with a season-ending elbow injury.
He played five games and made four tackles in 44 defensive snaps. He played more than 100 special teams snaps. Nelson featured more in 2016, when he made 68 combined tackles in 16 games. The Birds might see him as a Najee Goode replacement, a ST/LB type who can fill in when necessary, though Nelson does play on the outside where Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks operate. I doubt, however, that he’d be a long term replacement for either one. Bradham is a free agent.
There is, however, this nugget:
The Broncos, I'm told, matched the money Corey Nelson will recieve in Philly. But Nelson wanted a larger role. At the start of last season, Vance Joseph said he considered Nelson a starter, much like Bradley Roby as the third corner.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 13, 2018
Nelson was a 7th round pick in the 2014 draft, coming out of Oklahoma.