Eagles finally sign Stephen Tulloch

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Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz wanted to reunite with linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Schwartz is getting what he wanted.

Per a league source, the Eagles have signed Tulloch to a one-year deal. It’s worth up to $3 million, with $1.75 million of it fully guaranteed.

Schwartz coached Tulloch in Detroit and, before that, in Tennessee. After the Lions released Tulloch, Schwartz made clear his interest in bringing the player to Philadelphia.

Tulloch most likely will compete with Jordan Hicks for the starting middle linebacker job. If Hicks holds the job, Tulloch will likely be the first linebacker off the bench, giving the team the kind of depth it previously didn’t have at the position.

The depth at linebacker took a hit on Thursday night, when rookie linebacker Joe Walker tore an ACL against the Steelers.

28 responses to “Eagles finally sign Stephen Tulloch

  1. It’s just a reunion nothing more ! Average player another words an extra chair in the basement !

  2. In more important iggle news Victor Cruz is schedule to practice for the GIANTS tomorrow ?

  3. @ Elmer brown, the Eagles weren’t concerned about Cruz when he could play. I’m sure they’re not concerned now that he can’t.

  4. About time. Easy decision with Joe Walker going down.

    Also, there’s like maybe 2 or 3 Giants fans who frequent this site who can write a complete sentence/ are coherent.

  5. richiethegreek says:
    Aug 21, 2016 6:56 PM
    About time. Easy decision with Joe Walker going down.

    Also, there’s like maybe 2 or 3 Giants fans who frequent this site who can write a complete sentence/ are coherent.

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  6. elmerbrownelmerbrown , how’d you like that 21-0 whitewashin’ the midgets took ?
    and you got somethin’ to say ?

  7. victor salsa no mas

    without him, nyg offense is one dimensional with beckham, and it gets shut down

    actually a healthy victor cruz is hugely important to giants.

    kinda like a healthy ryan mathews is to the eagles.

  8. Silly to say there’s a competition with Hicks. This is a depth or teaching signing at best. A true starting MLB is on a roster at this point of the year. Nonetheless, he can still provide value and is a reasonably priced acquisition.

  9. Eagles fans will be happily surprised by this signing. This is one of those things where a player does his best when playing for a certain coach – Tulloch knows what Schwartz expects. He’ll also be a solid veteran presence in the locker room. Even when he doesn’t start, he’ll be in the game frequently.

    And you can bet that Tulloch has Oct. 9 circled on his calendar. It’s in Detroit, and I don’t expect the Eagles to carry Schwartz off the field, but you never know. With the current state of the Lion’s offensive line … Tully should have plenty of chances to reunite with Matt Stafford.

  10. Total waste of resources. Signed a 2 down linebacker who will take reps from young guys and doesn’t play special teams, on a team in the middle of a post-apocalyptic rebuild. Find a young player and take a chance that he becomes something.

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    the sack dance move in preseason, only to blow out an acl, was just classic

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    Not that it matters, but Tulloch’s injury was week 3 of the regular season against Green Bay, not preseason. Snarky isn’t funny unless you get the basic information correct.

  12. justanotherdummy says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:58 PM
    Total waste of resources. Signed a 2 down linebacker who will take reps from young guys and doesn’t play special teams, on a team in the middle of a post-apocalyptic rebuild. Find a young player and take a chance that he becomes something.

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  13. “the Eagles weren’t concerned about Cruz when he could play”

    They weren’t? I can recall Cruz burning the Eagles big time in his rookie season and the following season. Ironic that he suffered what was arguably his career-ruining injury against the Eagles.

  14. “Find a young player and take a chance that he becomes something”

    They have one of those in Jordan Hicks, who, if he stays healthy, will be the starter and Tulloch will be the backup.

  15. Hicks had excellent feet his rookie year and no reason to not expect him to be better since his injury last year was above the belt…

    Tulloch is good though, and as a previous poster pointed out he plays his best ball for Schwartz.

    They can sign Demeco back too for all I care. Depth depth depth.

  16. Won’t be surprised to see Tulloch win the middle and Hicks moving yo the weak side. Don’t think the Eagles are happy with Kendricks injury history.

  17. greymares says:
    Won’t be surprised to see Tulloch win the middle and Hicks moving yo the weak side. Don’t think the Eagles are happy with Kendricks injury history.

    Hicks is more injury prone than Kendricks Grey. If they could all stay healthy, Jim’s unit would be badass!

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