The Eagles just signed CB Cary Williams to a 3-year deal and S Kenny Phillips to a 1-year deal. Really interesting moves.
Williams started slow last year, but played well down the stretch. He is exactly the opposite of Nnamdi and DRC in the sense that he plays with a huge chip on his shoulder. Williams is the guy who shoved the official in the Super Bowl. We don’t want that, but better to have a DB that plays with an edge than a DB that doesn’t really give a damn.
Phillips is a very good player, when he’s healthy. Right now his health is a major question. This could turn out to be Marlin Jackson 2.0. Jackson just could never get healthy in Philly.
Phillips is more of a natural SS, but can play FS. He’s 6-2, 217. He has pretty good hands and solid cover skills. He is a good hitter and tackler. Phillips will battle Nate Allen for the FS job. The Eagles will also spend a pick on a Safety to come in and fight for a job.
Williams is an older guy, but buys the Eagles some time to draft and develop a CB to replace him.
Solid day. Some risk, but worth the reward.