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Eagles lose Patrick Robinson, Beau Allen in free agency

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Eagles lose Patrick Robinson, Beau Allen in free agency

Patrick Robinson was so bad during training camp last summer, there were plenty of people who thought he wasn’t even going to make it to the season. 

Then he became a huge part of the Eagles’ winning Super Bowl LII. 

And now he’s heading back to where his up-and-down career began. 

Robinson has agreed to terms of a four-year contract with the Saints, who drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday.

Rapoport also said the Eagles were close to a new contract with Robinson on Monday, but it never got hammered out. Earlier in the week, Rapoport said he expected the Eagles to get a deal done with the corner. 

Robinson, 30, came to the Eagles on a one-year prove-it deal and eventually, he proved that his career was far from over. At times during the 2017 season, he was the Eagles’ best cornerback. And his pick-six in the NFC Championship Game was one of the most important plays of the season. 

The big turning point during Robinson’s time with the Eagles came when the team traded for Ronald Darby. That move forced Robinson into the slot corner role and he shined. He tied a career-high with four interceptions in 2017. 

Earlier Wednesday, the Eagles brought back linebacker Nigel Bradham on a five-year deal, so it likely made it tougher to also re-sign Robinson. 

The good news for the Eagles is they have a stable of young cornerbacks they should feel confident in. Robinson’s moving on will mean more youth at the position that includes Jalen Mills, Darby, Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas. 

Robinson is heading to New Orleans and defensive tackle Beau Allen is signing a deal with Tampa Bay, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud.

Allen said his farewells to Philadelphia on Wednesday after the Eagles agreed to a contract with former All-Pro Haloti Ngata (see story)

Beau Allen posts farewell message on Instagram

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Beau Allen posts farewell message on Instagram

Say it ain’t Beau.

With the news that Haloti Ngata will reportedly sign with the Eagles, fan favorite DT Beau Allen will probably be headed elsewhere. Allen nearly confirmed that will be the case with this post on his personal Instagram account.

It's crazy to think I got to Philadelphia 4 years ago. Thank you to the entire Eagles organization for giving me a shot. Thank you to the coaches and staff that have helped mold me into the player and person I am today. Huge shout out to the city and the fans! Thank you for embracing me and showing this dude from the Midwest what it means to be from Philly! I put a lot of sweat and blood into the game of football during my time in Philadelphia and was rewarded with a Super Bowl Championship and memories that will last a lifetime. I can't say enough about the teammates and brothers I've shared this experience with, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! Philadelphia will always hold a special place in my heart and I will always share a special bond with my brothers that brought the Lombardi to Philly. Excited to see what the future has for me!

A post shared by Beau Allen (@beau__allen) on

Picked in the seventh round of the 2014 draft, Allen was the top backup defensive tackle for the Eagles over the past few seasons and looks likely to earn more money and a larger role once free agency opens up tomorrow.

Leather Eagles Super Bowl jacket is amazing, crazy expensive

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Leather Eagles Super Bowl jacket is amazing, crazy expensive

Philadelphia fans aren't the only ones who can't get their fill of Super Bowl championship memorabilia. The Eagles' players want in on the surfeit of champs gear as well.

Take Beau Allen for example. A true man of the people, Allen tweeted his desire for this absolutely beautiful leather jacket commemorating the Eagles victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Allen tweeted aloud, wondering why the Birds' players hadn't been issued one of these leather jackets yet?

One guess? They retail for a cool $3,000. Totally worth it. 

You can pick one up right here for a low $2,999.99. It's listed as a "Men's NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded Black/Green Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Champions Full-Button Leather Jacket."

You'll be happy to know it's an officially licensed NFL product and is made in the USA. Just like Beau.