Report: Tulloch close to signing with Eagles


Veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch and the Eagles are in “heavy negotiations,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday.

Tulloch was released by the Lions last month. He had to pass a physical before the Lions released him, and any new deal with the Eagles would be contingent upon the team being comfortable that Tulloch is recovered from arthroscopic surgery on his ankle.

Besides the Eagles looking to bolster their linebacker depth, they immediately made sense as a potential landing spot for Tulloch when he became a free agent because former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is the Eagles defensive coordinator.

Tulloch, 31, played the last five seasons with the Lions and started 15 games last season. He previously played five seasons for the Titans, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2006.

10 responses to “Report: Tulloch close to signing with Eagles

  1. He’s a true professional and a good run-stopper. He is a match up weakness against the pass though.

  2. Right now he is just an okay player, would be good depth. Hope the Giants don’t lose a linebacker. They would probably offer $60 million, like they have with every other decent player on the market.

  3. I wouldn’t offer him any sort of long term deal, but if you can get him for a year, 2 tops, I’d jump on it. They have a need at the LB spot, and he has experience in the defense. If you can get him at a reasonable price, I think it’s a win-win.

  4. Hoping for a deal that is 2 years or maybe one with a club option for another, mediocre guaranteed money.

    Reality is that the Eagles will probably give him a 4 year damn near fully guaranteed contract and they’ll be tied to his bum ankle for years.

  5. Still nothing a week later…so maybe not a priority? Or waiting to see how things hold up for preseason before committing – probably a 1 yr deal, $2m. That sounds ok.

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