Former Philadelphia Eagles starting safety Kurt Coleman signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, evidence that there are still mild signs of life in NFL free agency. In other words, any team that’s willing to search long enough may find something passing for help.
While Philly fans can laugh derisively at the notion that Coleman offers much in the way of support, the reality is the Eagles shouldn’t necessarily be above making similar eleventh-hour additions. With only six picks in the 2014 draft, the organization currently has more needs than selections.
Unfortunately, no matter how many needs there are, we are five weeks into free agency at this point. Pickings are slim to say the least.
Needless to say, none of the remaining names the Eagles could target are going to wow. Anybody the front office signs from here on out is probably a stopgap at best, more likely just a camp body.
Competition throughout the roster is important though. Here are the leftover players who could provide it.