McManus reported on March 12 that the Eagles, the team Carroll spent the last two seasons with, and the Miami Dolphins were still in play after the cornerback's visit with the Dallas Cowboys.
The 29-year-old Maryland product racked up 57 combined tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions across 11 games with the Eagles last season.
Pro Football Focus rated him slightly above average for the 2015 campaign. He ranked 56th out of 119 qualifiers at the position.
Carroll stated after the season that he'd definitely be interested in returning to Philadelphia, as noted by Steven Tydings of CSN Philly.
"I would love to stay in Philly," Carroll said on Comcast SportsNet's Quick Slants. "Coming here two years ago, I just fell in love with how the city is and how the fans are, how the organization is. Everybody is welcoming. Everybody loves each other. That’s something you don’t see in a lot of organizations and a lot of people."
Philadelphia is wise to re-sign Carroll to a one-year deal as they are probably a little more cautious after his season came to an early end last November due to an ankle injury.
Carroll can serve as a solid No. 2 cornerback for a Philadelphia team looking to upgrade its secondary after trading away Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins earlier this month. Carroll is not a major playmaker, as illustrated by the fact he has just seven interceptions in six years, but he can cover and is reliable in run support.