Eagles signing Eric Wilson

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The Eagles are adding a linebacker.

Philadelphia is signing Eric Wilson to a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.

Wilson entered the league as an undrafted free agent and spent the first four years of his career with the Vikings. He was elevated to a full-time starter in 2020, playing 96 percent of Minnesota’s defensive snaps. Wilson finished the year with 122 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, and 3.0 sacks.

Wilson has appeared in all 64 games for which he’s been eligible since 2017. He played the majority of special teams snaps from 2017-2019 with Minnesota, also serving as a spot starter on defense. In all, Wilson has 8.0 career sacks, 18 tackles for loss, and 19 QB hits.

He was No. 89 on PFT’s list of top 100 free agents.

8 responses to “Eagles signing Eric Wilson

  1. He’s a good player but he only needed to play so much because Barr and Kendricks were out. They couldn’t pay their third linebacker that much. On the other hand, they’re not spending their money on offensive linemen so I guess they could have put more into the defense.

  2. Bummer for the Vikes. I think the Eagles got a good one just coming into his prime. Glad its on a one year rental, hopefully we dump Barr next year and resign Wilson.

  3. …I was hoping we would sign Wilson and trade Barr. Free up cash and get more picks

  4. He sure has a nose for the ball. Good for a turnover when you really needed one. But that linebacker spot is reserved for a low cost run stopper type e.g. Ben Gedeon. I just wish Barr would create those turnovers. Right now the biggest play I can remember him making was breaking Aaron Rogers collar bone. Not exactly what you want to be known for. We need him to be a game changer if we are letting talent walk and keeping him. Anyway good luck Eric, you made an impact.

  5. Wilson played hard but was out of position and missed more tackles in one game than Barr does in a season.

  6. Surprised the Vikings weren’t interested in bringing him back for this relatively low number.

  7. I’d really like to see them build the defense into a shut down juggernaut so that the offense doesn’t have to continue to keep coming from behind as it did so often last year. There are pieces there to work with.

    But I’m not sure how to read these offseason moves. On the one hand, I like the guys they snagged from the Vikings. But on the other, I can’t help but wonder: are these one year deals more of Howie’s, smartest-guy-in-the-room, diamond-in-the-rough, sneaky, under the radar, bargain basement approach at LB and Safety?

    We shall see, I suppose…

  8. The only guy we should’ve brought back from last years defense aside from Kendricks and Smith.
    This dude loves football, wish he could’ve been resigned.

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