A day after the news broke of safety CJ Gardner-Johnson departing the Philadelphia Eagles for Detroit, the Eagles made a move this Monday and agreed to a deal with former Buccaneers and Saints safety Justin Evans, per Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.
The #Eagles are signing former #Bucs and #Saints free agent safety Justin Evans, per me and @MikeGarafolo. Evans helps fill a void at safety.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2023
Evans appeared in 15 games in 2022 for the New Orleans Saints, starting four of them and totaling 29 combined tackles, 2 pass deflections, and a forced fumble. Evans also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017 and 2018, starting a total of 21 games in that span.
The Eagles roster has looked famished at the safety position with the departures of their two starters Marcus Epps and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson this offseason. While Evans does not seem likely to add value to the secondary as a starter, he will be a nice veteran depth piece for a shallow Philadelphia safety group.
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