What the addition of Nickell Robey-Coleman means for Eagles D

  • What the addition of Nickell Robey-Coleman means for Eagles D

What the addition of Nickell Robey-Coleman means for Eagles D

The Philadelphia Eagles are definitely preaching competition in the secondary after adding another slot cornerback in former Rams defensive back, Nickell Robey-Coleman. "He's explosive. He's twitched-up".

Robey-Coleman became a free agent when the Los Angeles Rams declined the 2020 option on his contract. Robey-Coleman will join on a one-year deal (financial terms not yet disclosed). In the middle, safeties Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod will be on patrol, with Robey-Coleman handling the slot. He accelerates with quick closing speed after showing patience in press man-to-man coverage, and he is good enough to stick with receivers at the top of their routes. Robey-Coleman is a seven-year veteran who's missed just one game in his career, and he's played between 53 percent and 64 percent of his team's defensive snaps every season. He was set to enter the final season of a three-year, $15.7 million deal.

Robey-Coleman played collegiately at Southern California and signed with Buffalo in 2013 as an unrestricted free agent.

Last season, Robey-Coleman made 36 tackles and forced two fumbles.

A seven-year National Football League veteran, Robey-Coleman gained notoriety during the NFC Championship Game in January 2019 when he delivered a controversial hit to New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis with less than two minutes remaining in regulation.