Eagles To Sign Nickell Robey-Coleman

The Eagles’ have agreed to sign cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, as Josina Anderson of ESPN.com tweets. Robey-Coleman will join on a one-year deal (financial terms not yet disclosed). 

The Rams declined Robey-Coleman’s option in March, allowing him to hit the open market. He’s found work in Philly, and he’ll join a revamped Eagles secondary that looks pretty darn good on paper.

New pickup Darius Slay will star as the team’s primary outside corner while Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones, and Avonte Maddox are set to jockey for the CB2 spot. In the middle, safeties Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod will be on patrol, with Robey-Coleman handling the slot. It remains to be seen whether his former Buffalo teammate, Ronald Darby, will be brought back for another year.

Robey-Coleman was set to count for a $4.5MM cap hit before the Rams turned him loose. Last year, he appeared in 16 games and played on 64% of their snaps. Before he joined LA in 2017, he spent the first four years of his career with the Bills and built a reputation as one of the league’s better slot men.

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13 comments on “Eagles To Sign Nickell Robey-Coleman

  1. nentwigs

    I suppose the Eagles are going to use Robey-Coleman as their NICKELL back !!

  2. rgreen

    Actually thought the corners were good after getting Slay.Still had LeBlanc and Trevor Williams,besides the names you mentioned.Also 3 deep at safety,after signing Parks.Gonna be interesting seeing how the secondary gets set up.

    • htbnm57

      Receiver an O-line depth are also needed although we’ll probably need to wait for the draft. This may be a tough year for rookies with limited time to get up to speed.

  3. bumpy93

    I really like this move, topped with the Slay move. I’m gonna miss Jenkins slot, but I like what Howie has done the last week

    • bmcbmc

      Likewise! This is a good signing! Hopefully the Birds will have some time to figure it out at FS and CB2….lots of options. May the best men win the jobs!!

  4. DarkSide830

    okay, i know we needed a corner upgrade this offseason, but how many are we going to add? its about time for at least a supplementary WR addition. surely we draft one high, but need more than that.

  5. Johhos

    Eagles need healthy WR ,O-Line depth and a pound the rock RB …
    Cue the Bull Durham references: “ I’ve got a good idea about that 5 cent head of yours .”

  6. bumpy93

    BTW, alittle off-topic, but am I the only one hoping Howie goes and signs Clay Matthews to a small contract?

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