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.