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Eagles agree to terms with second round pick Nate Allen

The Eagles announced on Tuesday they agreed to terms with second round safety Nate Allen on a four-year contract, ensuring the free safety will only miss one day of rookie training camp.

Eagles coach Andy Reid called Allen the presumptive starter heading into camp, so he faces more pressure than your average No. 37 overall pick.  Allen plays with great instincts and should help prevent some of the big plays that plagued Philly’s defense last year. 

“He’s a smart kid. He’s got a nice football mind. He’s a fast learner,” Reid said.

Allen only has to beat out Quentin Demps for the starting gig, with Macho Harris likely moving to a nickel cornerback role.

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2 Responses to “Eagles agree to terms with second round pick Nate Allen”
  1. Jodog says: Jul 27, 2010 8:37 PM

    This is bigger than graham signing. Allen needs to have an immediate impact. I like Kurt Coleman from Ohio State. I think he and Allen could be a nice one-two punch at safety. Graham will be signed by the end of the week. He will be a beast on the other side of Cole.

  2. buddha says: Jul 27, 2010 10:11 PM

    Good job Philly!! I think Nate has the size and athletic ability to become a pretty damn good FS in this league!! Ithink our secondary will be alright this season. I also think Macho Harris may end up taking over the right CB position by midseason.

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