Philadelphia Eagles Boost Defense With Deals to Sign Two Veteran Players Ahead of New Season Kick Off
The Philadelphia Eagles have boosted their roster with the addition of two experienced campaigners. Zach Cunningham and Myles Jack have both moved to the Lincoln Financial Field franchise, which last season went deep into the post-season before coming up short in the Super Bowl, where they were unfortunate to be edged out by the Kansas City Chiefs.
28-year-old Cunningham spent much of last season out with an elbow problem but impressed during his four years at the Houston Texans before his move to the Tennessee Titans for 2021/22.
Jack had spent six seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars before moving to the Pittsburgh Steelers in March 2022 before being released this March. These deals will certainly boost the Eagles' defense, and fans of the team may be emboldened enough to back their side with a bet, in which case this in-depth analysis of PA sports betting will help you locate the best sportsbooks in the state.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni commented on the moves and the strength they add to his side’s numbers, stating;
"We really do feel good about the room,"
"We just wanted to bring in some extra competition to let things shake out and see. At the end of the day, the best guys will play." Sirianni added.
Cunningham is raring to go with the new season just around the corner;
“Um, yeah, it’s definitely a great opportunity; I’m looking to take advantage of it. I’ve been away from the sport a little bit,”
“So I’m working on getting back in football shape for sure. But other than that, I’ve been good.” Cunningham concluded.
On his recent injury issues, Cunningham added;
“I know that’s part of the game. So that’s basically how I had to look at it. You’re going to come back.”
Myles Jack clearly impressed Sirianni and his coaching staff when invited to workout with the team, securing a deal to stick around, with the 27-year-old stating;
“Next thing I know, I’m getting signed,”
“I wouldn’t rather have any other way, man. I’m here now. That’s how it goes; you know what I mean? One week you’re on the couch playing ‘Call of Duty,’ the next week you’re playing with the Super Bowl champions.”
On where this leaves the Eagles in terms of their push for a first Super Bowl crown since 2017, Sirianni added;
“It’s going to be a work in progress to get these guys up to speed,”
“We are confident on the studies that we’ve done on these guys that they are smart football players that should be able to get caught up to speed.
“That’s our job as coaches to make sure the job description for them is very clear so there’s no questions, but they are the quarterback of the defense, (they) and the safeties so there’s work to be done. We’ll work out butts off to do that.”
The Eagles start their season on September 10th on the road against the New England Patriots in Game Week One.
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