By Max Harper
The Eagles are in the market for a starting safety to replace Marcus Epps and a familiar face just popped up.
Jalen Mills was released by the New England Patriots, only two years into the four-year, $24 million contract he signed in 2021. Interestingly, the 28-year-old has been active on Twitter in recent days, reminding everyone that he is a “hybrid” player who can play either cornerback or safety.
The latter is a position of need in Philly. They lost starter Epps in free agency and C.J. Gardner-Johnson remains unsigned despite rampant rumors of him returning to the Eagles on a long-term deal.
Patriots are releasing defensive back Jalen Mills, per source. The release saves about $5 million against the Patriots’ salary cap.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2023