Jets, Eagles Interested In Devonta Freeman

Devonta Freeman‘s market is heating up. The Seahawks have reportedly offered the veteran back a one-year deal, and the Jets and Eagles have also expressed interest in adding Freeman, per Mike Silver of NFL.com (Twitter link).

Seattle is proposing a pact in the $3-4MM range, so New York and/or Philadelphia would likely need to top that figure in order to land Freeman. On the other hand, Freeman has already collected nearly $25MM in his NFL career, so he could be searching for the right role instead of the highest salary.

If that’s the case, the Eagles are arguably the best destination for Freeman. Miles Sanders is slotted in as Philadelphia’s top back, but Freeman could augment a backup group that also includes Boston Scott and Corey Clement. Freeman isn’t the only veteran option the Eagles have considered, as they’ve also discussed Carlos Hyde.

The Jets, meanwhile, don’t have an open role for Freeman, at least on paper. Le’Veon Bell will take the majority of the work both in the rushing and passing game, while Frank Gore is around to soak up any non-Bell carries.

In addition to Freeman and Hyde, other free agent backs still available include Lamar Miller, LeSean McCoy, Theo Riddick, and Alfred Blue.

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15 comments on “Jets, Eagles Interested In Devonta Freeman

  1. phenomenalajs

    Yeah, the Jets don’t make a lot of sense here. The RB room is pretty full. There are other more glaring needs that need to be addressed.

      • phenomenalajs

        They drafted Lamichal Perine and they have Trenton Cannon and Josh Adams who have talent on team friendly deals. They should spend the remaining cap and/or cut players to signed Warford, Ryan, Clowney and/or Griffen. Winters and Williamson are candidates for release.

  2. phenomenalajs

    Incidentally, I believe Bilal Powell is still out there too to add to that list.

  3. Carson

    Go to Seattle if he wants the best chance to win and actually have a QB

    • Polish Hammer

      Best chance to win? Primarily in games that are decided by cheap shots from Clown-ey…

  4. braveshomer

    don’t go to Jets please!!! Seahawks or Eagles sounds like a much better fit…he’s got a couple more good seasons in him. O-line was more to blame for the Falcons last season as they actually got worse even after spending high draft capital and free agent money to fix it smh

  5. echozulu88

    I feel like the eagles need to add depth because the last few season it’s been just a RB next man up due to injuries and such.

  6. playicy

    Why would jets sign freeman when they got a stud in bell! I mean eagles and Seahawks make sense because neither team have running back at all

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