Eagles are moving Genard Avery to linebacker

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The Eagles have a new defensive coordinator in Jonathan Gannon and that will lead to changes to the way they look on defense in 2021.

One change appears to involve Genard Avery. Avery has played defensive end since joining the Eagles in 2019, but a new position is in his future.

Trainer Rischad Whitfield, who is known as the Footwork King, posted a video of Avery working out on Twitter and wrote that the “best news” he’s heard all week is that the Eagles plan to change Avery’s positions. He added that Avery should have been a linebacker all along.

At 250 pounds, Avery was a small defensive end and he only played 159 defensive snaps in 19 games for the Eagles. He was acquired from the Browns in a trade that saw a 2021 fourth-round pick go back to Cleveland.

Avery had 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season. He had 4.5 sacks for the Browns as a rookie in 2018.

5 responses to “Eagles are moving Genard Avery to linebacker

  1. Yet another Howie Roseman guy who can’t get on field.
    You’ve been duped, Mr. Lurie. The entire NFL sees it but you.

  2. Well they desperately need to do something at LB coz along with WR and CB, they are the 3 positions of most need.

    If this works out for them, then great, that’s 1 more pick that can be used to fill another hole

  3. cobrala2 says:
    February 21, 2021 at 1:09 pm
    Yet another Howie Roseman guy who can’t get on field.
    You’ve been duped, Mr. Lurie. The entire NFL sees it but you.

    52 3 Rate This

    No. Not everyone in the NFL sees it. Especially when just a few years ago, he was being praised as the best executive in the NFL and one of the best executives in all of sports. “ Cap genius “ was one of his nicknames. If he were fired by the eagles today, he’d have a GM spot with another franchise as quickly as he could empty out his desk. There is dysfunction within the organization but, if anyone deserves a little latitude, it’s Howie Roseman.

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