By Harry Allison
The Eagles are teeing up free agents for when the market officially opens on Wednesday:
The Eagles are expected to sign defensive end Malik Jackson to a three-year deal worth $30 million, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. ESPN first reported the news.
The 6-5, 290-pound Jackson experienced a dip in playing time in Jacksonville last year after a productive two seasons from 2016 to 2017, a span where he started 32 games and totaled 14.5 sacks.
In 2018, however, Jackson appeared in all 16 games with 10 starts while playing on just 61.4 percent of defensive snaps and totaled 3.5 sacks, which represented his lowest total in a single season since the 2014 season with the Denver Broncos.
Jackson will provide the Eagles with a potential starter and depth for a defense that seeks to improve from a 2018 season that saw the unit rank 23rd overall in the league.
Jackson was ranked at No. 33 on NFL.com’s list of top 101 free agents.