Former Eagles cornerback finally finds a new job


Nickell Robey-Coleman, who spent the 2020 season with the Eagles, has finally found his next job.

The 29-year-old nickel cornerback is signing with the Detroit Lions following a workout, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday evening.

Last season, Robey-Coleman played in 15 games with the Eagles and started seven. He had just one pass breakup despite playing 56% of the Eagles’ defensive snaps. The Eagles signed NRC because they thought they got him for a steal on a one-year deal worth $1.35 million. That didn’t quite work out.

Robey-Coleman was a disappointment last year with the Eagles and now he’ll try to revive his career in Detroit.

This year, the Eagles’ nickel cornerback will be Avonte Maddox, who started as an outside cornerback in 2020. The signing of Steve Nelson before training camp gave the Eagles a boost at two positions. They’re better at CB2 with Nelson and Maddox should be an improvement in the slot.

Here’s a recap of 2020 Eagles who have signed elsewhere this offseason:

Robey-Coleman (Lions)

Cre’Von LeBlanc (Dolphins)

Jalen Mills (Patriots)

Rudy Ford (Jaguars)

Cam Johnston (Texans)

Duke Riley (Dolphins)

Malik Jackson (Browns)

DeSean Jackson (Rams)

Vinny Curry (Jets)

Nate Sudfeld (49ers)

Nathan Gerry (49ers — since released)

Corey Clement (Giants)

Treyvon Hester (Bills)

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