By Michael Bennett
The Eagles are desperate for help in the secondary, and according to Tony Pauline of the Pro Football Network:
Word here in Mobile is that the Philadelphia Eagles will go hard after a cornerback in free agency. Chris Harris and Byron Jones (above) are two of the names being thrown around, but I expect the Eagles to turn over every rock in free agency in an attempt to fill the position.
Harris, 5-10, 199 pounds, is 30-years old and has played 148 games in the NFL over the last nine seasons. He has the ability to play both the nickel cornerback spot and the outside, which is likely very appealing to the Eagles. Although his age could be an issue, especially in an offseason where the Eagles are trying to get younger, he would be a somewhat sure-thing in a cornerback room that is full of questions.
Jones, 6-1, 200 pounds, is going to be one of the top cornerbacks on the market when free agency hits. The 27-year old has great size for the cornerback position and is an elite athlete as well. His lack of production, however, could be concerning as he has only two interceptions and 43 pass deflections in 73 starts with the Dallas Cowboys over the last five seasons.