In other news, Eagles sign former Broncos LB Corey Nelson
13 March 2018 Eagles News
Per Josina Anderson, the Eagles will be signing former Broncos linebacker Corey Nelson to a one-year deal.
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) March 13, 2018
Nelson missed most of last season with a torn bicep, but besides that, he was a key special teams player for the Broncos. We know the Eagles really prioritize their special teams unit, so this is a good signing for the team.
As for playing at linebacker, this signing seems much more like a depth kind of signing. Although, Nelson seems like a player with potential who just needs to chance to play.
The Broncos, I'm told, matched the money Corey Nelson will recieve in Philly. But Nelson wanted a larger role. At the start of last season, Vance Joseph said he considered Nelson a starter, much like Bradley Roby as the third corner.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 13, 2018
Anyways, the Eagles are always rotating players around and he will get his shot, it is up to him to take it. He is considered a very good cover linebacker who can deal with running backs pretty well, which bolds well for the Eagles. All in all, the Eagles are taking a chance on a player who was a borderline starter in Denver before his injury last season.