Posted by Andy Benoit
The Philadelphia Eagles made a potentially very strong under the radar move Monday in signing former linebacker Rashad Jeanty to a one-year contract. The former Bengal was out of football in 2010 after suffering a horrendous left tibia/ankle fracture in the 2009 wild card round.
Early in his career, Jeanty was one of the nastier, more promising hitters in the game. He was in and out of the starting lineup in Cincinnati, thanks to the team’s outstanding linebacking depth. Bengals coaches loved Jeanty for his leadership, work ethic and special teams contributions.
In a best case scenario, in Jeanty the Eagles may have the answer to their revolving door at outside linebacker. Jeanty’s downhill style of play is a great fit in Philly’s 46 defense.
In a worst case scenario, the Eagles cut Jeanty and suffer a tiny financial hit.
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