There was no greater position that the Philadelphia Eagles needed to upgrade this offseason than in the defensive secondary. That was obviously the case as the team signed two new starting corners and two players who could potentially be the new starters at safety.
I say “potential” new starters at safety because, while the tandem of Kenny Phillips and Patrick Chung would be upgrades over the tandem of Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman, neither player is a lock to actually start come opening day.
Phillips has health issues and Chung probably would not start over Nate Allen if Phillips ends up being healthy enough to play.
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When the offseason began, I had Bills safety Jairus Byrd as tops on my list of potential free agent signings if he became available. Unfortunately, he never made it since he was slapped with the franchise tag, as was expected.
However, nothing has happened since then and Byrd still has not signed his tender. Reports are coming out saying th...