Aside from their needs on the offensive line, the Eagles have a pressing need at lineback. Currently, the team has second-year MLB Jamar Chaney penciled in as the starter, along with Keenan Clayton and the recently drafted Casey Matthews.
If this were the NCAA, that would be an above-average, but not great, linebacker corps. Unfortunately, the Eagles happen to play in the NFL, where that trio simply will not cut it right now. Don't get me wrong, all three have the potential to be quality starters in the NFL some day. But that day is not a month from now.
The team has improved dramatically in the secondary and on the defensive line, but still needs a quality veteran linebacker. Kirk Morrison is exactly that. He already has a relationship with the recently acquired Nnamdi Asomugha, and he's looking to finally play for a winning team (after spending his first six seasons in Oakland and Jacksonville).
For the right price, Morrison could be a very solid addition to the Eagles. He brings solid tackling, average-to-above average blitzing instincts and a tremendous work ethic. Those characteristics make him desirable as both a player and a mentor.