By Harry Allison
When the Eagles gather at NovaCare later this month to prepare for the 2020 season, they’ll have an additional — and notorious — cornerback:
They signed Nickell Robey-Coleman to a one-year, $1.35 million contract in free agency.
They like Cre’Von LeBlanc and know Avonte Maddox can play the role — but the value was too good to pass up.
Philly views Robey-Coleman as a top-five slot corner in the NFL.
He allowed a passer rating of 80.1 last season with the Los Angeles Rams — good for 13th among all CBs– and was sixth in yards per slot coverage snap (0.63), according to Pro Football Focus.
There’s plenty more on his résumé than the controversial no-call pass interference in the 2018 NFC Championship game, including 48 career passes defensed and five forced fumbles.
The Eagles believe the additions of Robey-Coleman and Darius Slay have substantially improved the cornerback position.