Skip to main content

Philadelphia Eagles Add Another Top CB In Free Agency

Eagles helmets on the sidelines.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24: A row of Philadelphia Eagles helmets rest on the sidelines before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on August 24, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images)

Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles made one of the biggest moves of the offseason by trading for star corner Darius Slay.

Philadelphia shipped a third and fifth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for the three-time Pro Bowl corner. It filled a massive position of need for the Eagles, who struggled with injuries all season long.

However, the team wasn't done just yet. According to a new report from ESPN's NFL insider Josina Anderson, Philadelphia also signed another top corner from the free agent market.

Anderson said she received a text from former Los Angeles Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman who confirmed he's headed to Philadelphia. The Eagles reportedly signed Robey-Coleman to a one-year deal.

Robey-Coleman, an undersized defensive back, went undrafted in 2013. He landed with the Buffalo Bills where he put together three solid seasons.

The former USC Trojan signed a deal with the Los Angeles Rams where he turned into one of the best slot corners in the league.

His claim to fame - or infamy depending on which team you root for - came in the 2019 NFC Championship game. Robey-Coleman got away with an uncalled pass interference penalty against the New Orleans Saints.

He and the Rams eventually went to the Super Bowl as a result.