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Nolan Carroll heading back to Eagles on one-year deal

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 19:  Nolan Carroll #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles returns an interception for a touchdown during the second quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

Nolan Carroll was the best cornerback for the Eagles for much of last season, but his return to the team in 2016 was hardly a sure thing when free agency opened.

Carroll visited the Cowboys while the Eagles first focused on trading away several players and then moved on to signing former Bills corners Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks as free agents. Carroll didn’t sign with any other teams, though, and the door to a Philly return remained open.

According to multiple reports, Carroll has walked back through it by agreeing to a one-year deal to stay with the Eagles.

Carroll broke his ankle on Thanksgiving, which probably didn’t help his efforts at landing longer or bigger deals with other clubs. He’s expected to be healthy in time for training camp and could be ready to go during organized team activities late in the spring.

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18 Responses to “Nolan Carroll heading back to Eagles on one-year deal”
  1. typicalnipple says: Mar 15, 2016 10:19 AM

    Oh yea. Still waiting for the Big John Football ball to drop.

  2. icdogg says: Mar 15, 2016 10:22 AM

    Solid signing. Not exciting but the Eagles can use him.

  3. tvguy22 says: Mar 15, 2016 10:30 AM

    Keep building up that defense.

  4. 23rdusernameused says: Mar 15, 2016 10:30 AM

    Good news! Good work Howie!
    Nolan and Malc were the 2 bright spots last season in Billy Davis’ gawd awful system!!!!

  5. phillyb60 says: Mar 15, 2016 10:36 AM

    Good. With him back, along with Eric Rowe coming into his second yr that gives the Birds some bigger, more physical corners that can play press man. Throw in McKelvin & Brooks and that’s not a bad depth chart 1-4..IM0 would still love to get W.Thurmond back, even@CB.

  6. birdfanatdabeach says: Mar 15, 2016 10:46 AM

    A solid defender.
    A solid human.
    A good, no great signing.
    Howie continues..


  7. dolphins4 says: Mar 15, 2016 10:51 AM

    I think this is a great signing because Nolan is a really good cornerback. Now the Eagles can concentrate on rebuilding the offensive line.

  8. nullaereale says: Mar 15, 2016 10:59 AM

    Wow. No flashy but, based on the moves they’ve made, the Eagles may be able to devote much of their draft to their offense now.

  9. therealtrenches says: Mar 15, 2016 11:11 AM

    This is a good depth move. Now we have McKelvin, Brooks, Rowe, and Carroll. I like it.

    However, I won’t stand up and cheer for Howie until he does what I thought would have been the first order of business, not the last: locking up Fletcher Cox.

  10. tyler4richardson says: Mar 15, 2016 11:37 AM

    Howie!!!!!! How can you not be pulling for Roseman? I know I am and don’t always agree with his moves in the past but this year he is kicking butt……….. Hard not to pull for a GM who never played the game. He is just like regular football fans and earned his way to where he is today. Sign Fletcher now and you’re the GM of the Year.

  11. paxdaddy says: Mar 15, 2016 11:45 AM

    Yawn. Eagles good for maybe 5 wins this season

  12. eagles1960 says: Mar 15, 2016 11:49 AM

    Go job howie. We will sweep Dallas.

  13. jlbay says: Mar 15, 2016 12:02 PM

    The Eagles also have JaCorey Shepherd coming back from an ACL tear. He was reported to look strong in practice last year and on track to be the #1 slot corner before he went down in early August practice with his knee injury. Hopefully these guys (Rowe, Shepherd, Carroll) can stay healthy in 2016.

  14. dynam01 says: Mar 15, 2016 12:19 PM

    Can’t have enought CBs with experience. Not great by any means but serviceable and cheap.

  15. ROSMITH51 says: Mar 15, 2016 12:47 PM

    I’m assuming you mean the 2 bright spots *after* Jordan Hicks?

    23rdusernameused says:
    Mar 15, 2016 10:30 AM
    Good news! Good work Howie!
    Nolan and Malc were the 2 bright spots last season in Billy Davis’ gawd awful system!!!!

  16. fanofpft says: Mar 15, 2016 1:36 PM

    RW states his is their best corner. Fins dumped him at the right time. His first full season (4th season overall) and 3 INT’s. Good luck getting back to that point.

  17. tvguy22 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:03 PM

    paxdaddy says:
    Mar 15, 2016 11:45 AM

    Yawn. Eagles good for maybe 5 wins this season


    You mean in the division? Yeah, I agree with you.

  18. macjacmccoy says: Mar 15, 2016 8:18 PM

    I hope this means the Eagles won’t throw away a draft pick on Hargreaves or Ramsey. Those two are probably the most overrated pair of cornerbacks to come out for the draft in a decade.

    I don’t get the hype. Some how those 2 second round talents have hoodwinked people into believing they are BOTH top 10 talents. I can kinda understand people getting caught up in the hype and getting entranced by a guys physical gifts and athleticism over his game tape, but then to allow it to happen again with another guy who isn’t anywhere near the physical specimen as the first is just nuts to me.

    Dont watch their highlights. Highlights mean nothing. Even the worst player in the NFL can have a 3 minute tape made that makes him look like a superstar. What you need to do is youtube Hargreaves/Ramsey Vs ____(1 of the teams they played) and watch them on every play.

    You know what? Then do the same thing but with Marcus Peters. Then you’ll see what a real elite level cb prospect looks like. After you see the difference between him and them there’s no way you could consider those 2 anything close to top 20 talent.

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