De’Vondre Campbell has been targeted by the Eagles as a replacement for veteran outside linebacker Nigel Bradham. The team will have to make due with just one big signing after releasing Bradham, who was suspended back in March.
The “packers depth chart” is a list of all the current players on the roster and their position. The “Eagles are switching things up and targeting Marquee Free-Agent LB De’Vondre Campbell.”
The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a successful season in 2021. Despite the fact that most oddsmakers predicted them to complete the season with four or five victories, they achieved a 9-8 record and a playoff berth. Granted, they were thrown out of the stadium by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their Wild Card Round clash. Nonetheless, it was a positive year for Philadelphia.
With that stated, the Eagles roster has certain common weaknesses that will need to be addressed this summer. One of the most important is linebacker, which is where free-agent linebacker De’Vondre Campbell comes in.
De’Vondre Campbell, a free agency linebacker, is allegedly a target for the Eagles.
— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) March 4, 2022
The majority of Eagles supporters want Howie Roseman to target a rookie linebacker in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Two of the most popular choices are Devin Lloyd and Nakobe Dean. Roseman, on the other hand, seems to want to move in a completely other way.
The Eagles “are anticipated to exhibit interest” in free-agent linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, according to NFL and NBA expert Evan Massey.
Campbell is coming off a standout 2021 season with the Packers and is anticipated to be courted by a number of teams this summer. He barely earned $2 million in 2021, so he’ll most likely be aiming for a big salary this summer.
In Philadelphia, De’Vondre Campbell is instantly promoted to LB1.
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The Eagles have been in serious need of a legitimate starting-caliber middle linebacker since Jordan Hicks and Nigel Bradham left many seasons ago. They’ve played alongside undrafted rookies as well as veterans nearing the conclusion of their careers. However, it’s becoming clear that Jonathan Gannon’s defensive plan will not function without a playmaker in the middle.
Campbell is the right person for the job. He’s just 28 years old and has been in the league since 2014, when he filled the stat sheet for Green Bay. He has 146 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions throughout his career. For the first time in his NFL career, he was chosen an All-Pro.
The Eagles should be interested in drafting a first-round linebacker this spring. Landing Campbell, on the other hand, would surely be the superior choice. He’s currently one of the top linebackers in the league.
The Eagles will have to make a payment.
Gutekunst reiterates that the #Packers would like to have De’Vondre Campbell back
— MK Burgess (@MK_Burgess) March 1, 2022
Of course, the Eagles aren’t the only club looking for an All-Pro middle linebacker in the NFL. The Packers are likely to keep talking to Campbell this summer, according to Massey. Several other clubs will also emerge as potential bidders.
All-Pros don’t come up for free very frequently. Campbell will face stiff competition for his services from a lengthy list of front offices.
The good news is that Philadelphia has cap room. It has just about $20 million in free agency funds available. Roseman will almost certainly use restructures to artificially generate greater cap space.
Campbell is expected to sign a three-year contract around $18-19 million, according to Spotrac. The Eagles should have no problem offering him that much money. Roseman, on the other hand, has never been one to devote resources to the linebacker position.
A large deal for a linebacker would be out of character for Roseman. Perhaps that’s why he’s so intrigued. He may be finally grasping the importance of the LB position.
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