By Michael Bennett
Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills is feeling mighty secure.
He stayed with the Eagles after talking to other teams as a free agent last month, and he’s moving to safety after playing cornerback during his first four years with the team.
Mills said that no other team talked to him about making that change and said he’s “betting on myself” by way of explaining why he’s embraced the change. Mills will also be switching his number from No. 31 to No. 21 as part of the fresh start.
“Recreating myself. I’m at a new position,” Mills told the Delaware News Journal.
Mills played a hybrid role in the defensive backfield at points last season and the team signed Will Parks to go along with Rodney McLeod as options at safety. They also traded for Darius Slay and signed Nickell Robey-Coleman in moves to bolster the cornerback group ahead of next season.