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Eagles Sign Former Steelers SS Terrell Edmunds



Steelers SS Terrell Edmunds

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds, according to a report by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Edmunds has agreed to a one-year pact with the Eagles. The terms of the contract have not yet been released.

The Steelers’ first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Edmunds spent the first five seasons of his career in Pittsburgh. After the Steelers declined the fifth-year option on his contract for the 2022 season, Edmunds hit free agency for the first time last offseason. But he ended up returning to the Steelers on a one-year deal.

That won’t be happening this year. Edmunds said his goodbyes to Pittsburgh and his Steelers teammates on Thursday, signaling that contract talks between him and the team had broken off.

The Steelers have retained Damontae Kazee, who served as the team’s third safety in 2022. They will likely need to add another player to the position through free agency or the 2023 NFL Draft this offseason.

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Edmunds started 75 games over the last five seasons in Pittsburgh and finishes his Steelers career with had 410 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hits, two sacks, five interceptions and five passes defended.

He has said that he wanted to continue his career in Pittsburgh, but the sides were unable to reach a deal on a contract.

“I mean, I would like to come back for sure,” Edmunds said after the end of the 2022 season. “You know, I feel like I know what to expect this time around. I’d definitely like to be back.”

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In Philadelphia, Edmunds will replace C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who left via free agency on a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions for $8 million, the second-highest free agent contract given out to a safety this offseason.

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