Someday after the San Francisco 49ers carved up Philadelphia’s protection in a 42-19 blowout, the Eagles are getting an enormous reinforcement. The group is signing free-agent linebacker Shaquille Leonard, the team announced.
Leonard was top-of-the-line linebackers within the league from 2018-2021, incomes three First-Crew All-Professional nods and three Professional Bowl appearances over that span with the Indianapolis Colts. His 2022 was marred by a again damage and he noticed much less enjoying time in 2023, resulting in his launch from the Colts earlier this month.
He appeared in 9 video games for the Colts this season earlier than his launch, with 65 complete tackles.
Leonard was courted by the Eagles and archrival Dallas Cowboys after his launch, taking conferences with each groups. His debut with Philadelphia could very effectively are available Dallas because the Eagles journey to face the Cowboys in a pivotal NFC East matchup.
The Eagles’ linebacker unit struggled mightily particularly in opposition to San Francisco, the group Philadelphia beat final season within the NFC Championship Sport and would possibly very effectively face once more on this yr’s playoffs. 49ers star broad receiver Deebo Samuel had 116 receiving yards and three complete touchdowns within the recreation.
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