Eagles won’t tender Alex Singleton as a restricted free agent

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Linebacker Alex Singleton wasn’t set to become an unrestricted free agent this week, but it looks like that’s where things are heading.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Eagles will not issue a restricted free agent tender to Singleton. If he doesn’t re-sign before Wednesday afternoon, he’ll hit the open market.

Singleton was undrafted out of Montana State in the NFL, but he was a first-round pick in the CFL and spent three seasons with Calgary before joining the Eagles in 2019. He played exclusively on special teams in 10 games that year before taking on a defensive role in the last two seasons.

Singleton recorded 257 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions that were both returned for touchdowns, a forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries in 32 appearances over the last two years.

9 responses to “Eagles won’t tender Alex Singleton as a restricted free agent

  1. Oh great, let’s get even weaker at linebacker. They won’t “waste a first rounder” on linebackers and now they won’t keep a very good one.
    Howie the “smartest guy in the room” at work.

  2. If he is protected in the run game with lineman and another LB he is a valuable player..They should’ve given him some respect with a 3rd or 4th round tender..

  3. Think they will re-sign him. Howie betting he won’t garner major interest on the open market. (hoping…I like this guy)

  4. Singleton is a replacement level, try-hard player but he brings his limited best on every play. He was the 2nd (maybe 3rd) best LB on the squad last year. To let him try the market, the Eagles must have a plan to acquire another LB or 2 in FA or (gasp) the draft. Right, Howie?

  5. That’s a lot of production for someone who supposedly is a mediocre
    kind of linebacker. Gonna be hard to spread those tackles around.

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