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Eagles Sign Former Atlanta Falcons Linebacker

Linebacker Rashaan Evans led the Atlanta Falcons in tackles in 2022 with 159. Despite those efforts, the Falcons either didn’t want him back, or he didn’t want to return.

He had a base salary of just $1.04 million in 2022 with a total-cap number of $1.65 million according to Spotrac.

According to Ian Rapoport, Evans has found a new home, for now at least, with the Philadelphia Eagles.

“The Eagles have signed LB Nicholas Morrow to the active roster and placed LB Nakobe Dean on Injured Reserve,” Rapoport wrote on Twitter/X. “They also added LB Rashaan Evans to their practice squad.”

Morrow was promoted to replace former Georgia Bulldogs standout Nakobe Dean, and Evans was signed to the practice squad to replace Morrow. How long will the Eagles hold on to Evans who has languished in free agency?

It’s hard to believe a 160-tackles linebacker can’t find work for under $2-million-per season in the NFL.

The Falcons elected to replace Evans with free agent Kaden Elliss from the New Orleans Saints. Elliss signed a three-year deal, with $10.5 million guaranteed with a maximum value of $21.5 million.

Elliss was solid in his debut against the Carolina Panthers. He and his teammates helped hold the Panthers to just 10 points in the Falcons’ 24-10 win on Sunday.

Elliss got good marks from Pro Football Focus (PFF) with a 79.7 grade. Only Jessie Bates (94.5), David Onyemata (89.8) and Grady Jarrett (82.2) were graded higher than Elliss on defense.

Bleacher Report recently suggested the Falcons get help at linebacker. However, they suggested Kyle Van Noy, leaving Evans out in the cold.

Evans was good for the Atlanta Falcons in 2022, and most fans will wish him well in Philadelphia.

Scott Kennedy
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