Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/20/15
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When former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll signed with the Eagles this week, it came as a bit of a surprise. It had seemed like Carroll, who started 22 games the past two seasons, was looking for starter's money in free agency. Carroll ended up taking a surprisingly low offer to sign with the Eagles. The exact numbers are 2 years at $3.65 million with only $750,000 guaranteed. The contract number makes it seem like Carroll came to Philadelphia to be a backup to the Eagles' 2013 starting cornerbacks: Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher. But according to Carroll, that's not the case. In an introductory press conference with the Philadelphia media on Friday afternoon, Carroll said he has bigger plans. "Coach Kelly told me I’ll come in and compete for a starting spot and help out on special teams as well," Carroll explained. Fletcher and Williams were solid starters on the outside for the Eagles in 2013, but they were hardly spectacular. Both could be upgraded upon. Carroll will leg...
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