Let’s get it back to the Eagles.
Lost in the hubbub of opening day and Aaron Nola blowing it for the Phils, the Birds added another interior defensive lineman:
Eagles are signing former Saints DT Kentavius Street, per sources. Street racked up six sacks for the Saints last season on the 518 snaps he played. Street now joins safety Justin Evans as the second free agent this off-season to go from New Orleans to Philadelphia.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2023
Street was drafted by the Niners in the fourth round back in 2018. He would have gone much higher had he not torn his ACL at NC State’s pro day. He only played three games in 2019, but came back to log 49 starts over the next three seasons with San Fran and New Orleans, primarily as a rotational defensive tackle. He had his best year in 2022, with 3.5 sacks, 29 tackles, five TFL, and eight quarterback hits.
You see the pattern here? Howie is restocking with reclamation projects on low-risk deals. Rashaad Penny? Injury history. Justin Evans? Injury history. Kentavius Street? Injury history. Greedy Williams? Injury history. Since the Eagles are tight against the cap, and still have to pay Jalen Hurts, Howie went out and brought in four guys, all in their mid-20s, who have a chance to solidify a spot here if they can stay healthy.
Low risk, high reward is the theme so far this offseason. That’s how they’re filling in some of these gaps after agreeing to new deals with Bradberry, Slay, Kelce, Cox, Graham, etc. If the Birds get something from the Street/Penny/Williams/Evans group, fantastic, and if not, you didn’t burn yourself.