By Art Beitchman

Eagles players Boston Scott and Milt Williams have been making pitches on social media the last couple of weeks trying to recruit a fellow Louisiana Tech cornerback L’Jarius Sneed who plays for the Chiefs.

But the 27-year-old is looking for a big payday, maybe with the Eagles.

The Chiefs have recently let it be known they would be willing to sign and trade Sneed, indicating they don’t want to pay him big money, but would take some assets back.

In fact the Chiefs are believed to have gone through with the rumored tag, according to Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz.

This will place a $19.8 million cap hold on Kansas City’s payroll, but it ensures Sneed will not reach the market.

The Chiefs will keep their focus on a Jones deal, knowing they can revisit Sneed talks later due to the tag.

The Eagles might be willing to deal to bolster their defense, a priority this off season.

“Sneed is agreeable to the scenario, giving him a chance to talk with other teams while KC remains in play,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said in a post on Twitter/X.

On Tuesday, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said that Sneed and defensive lineman Chris Jones are the team’s current top priorities ahead of free agency. With limited cap room, the Chiefs are unlikely to tag Jones, meaning the team will only have about two weeks to reach a long-term deal with the All-Pro.

The general manager said he plans to use the tag on one of the team’s two star defensive players set to hit the free-agent market. After getting tagged in 2023, franchising Jones would cost over $30 million, making Sneed considerably more affordable with an estimated $19 million tag.

The Chiefs have until March 5 to use the franchise tag.

It’s good news for Sneed who also — on top of being set up for a lucrative contract — welcomed his second child into the world ahead of the team’s Super Bowl LVIII victory.

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