The Eagles are bringing in another veteran cornerback who does his best work in the slot.
This time, they agreed to terms of a one-year contract with aptly-named Nickell Robey-Coleman.
Robey-Coleman, 28, has been in the league for seven seasons and has played in 111 games with 23 starts.
At 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, Robey-Coleman has primarily been a nickel corner throughout his NFL career, which means the Eagles have added yet another inside corner. Robey-Coleman has played the majority of his NFL snaps at the nickel corner spot. The Eagles already have Avonte Maddox and Cre’Von LeBlanc, who are both best inside too.
So this doesn’t answer the most obvious question for the Eagles in their secondary: Who plays opposite Darius Slay outside?
The answer could very well be Maddox, whom the team has a lot of confidence in outside. The Eagles also have Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas still under contract, but were reportedly shopping Douglas last week.
Robey-Coleman entered the league out of USC as an undrafted free agent with the Bills in 2013. In 2014, he played under Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
In his one season under Schwartz, Robey-Coleman played in all 16 games and started seven. Those seven starts are a career-high for him.
After leaving Buffalo, Robey-Coleman played the last three seasons with the Rams in LA. They declined his option for 2020 earlier this month.
In seven NFL seasons, Robey-Coleman has 6 interceptions, 48 pass breakups, 3 total touchdowns, 5 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries.
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