The rumor mill has been churning with free agency around the corner, and the Eagles have been no stranger to speculation.
NFL teams were allowed to begin reaching out to unsigned players’ agents on Saturday, but the official free agency period begins Tuesday. With a flurry of moves expected this week, there has been much discussion as to which players Philadelphia has on its radar.
On the home front, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reported Sunday the Eagles are “working on bringing back” punter Donnie Jones, a standout in his first season with the team and one of seven Eagles set to hit the market Tuesday.
Mosher and Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News also reported the Eagles have looked into Raiders pass rusher Lamarr Houston as a potential target, but cautioned the four-year veteran will “attract a lot of interest” and could be out of the team’s price range.
According to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, the Eagles are among several teams showing the “most interest” in Panthers safety Mike Mitchell. A second-round draft pick of the Raiders in 2009, the free agent defensive back posted career high numbers in his first year as a starter in 2013, and would likely help fill Philadelphia’s need for safeties.
Citing anonymous sources, BleacherReport.com reported Saturday that the Eagles and Falcons are “chasing” longtime Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, who was recently released at age 35. Despite his age and apparent decline at cornerback, Bailey has been rumored to be up for a position change to safety at this point in his career.