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Report: SS Terrell Edmunds Signing One-Year Deal With Eagles

After saying goodbye to the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, we now know where SS Terrell Edmunds is headed. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Edmunds is signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He’ll act as a partial replacement for Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, who signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions earlier in the offseason. Financial terms for Edmunds’ contract weren’t immediately known.

Edmunds was the team’s first-round pick in 2018 and served as the team’s starting strong safety since then. His game had steadily improved throughout his career though a lack of playmaking always capped his ceiling.

This was Edmunds’ second foray into free agency. Last season, he remained available until right before the 2022 NFL Draft. The Steelers took advantage of Edmunds’ depleted market, inking him to a one-year, $2,537,500 deal last season that was made up of a base salary of $2.385 million and a signing bonus of $152,500.

Edmunds has never quite lived up to that top-pick billing but has proven himself to be a durable and available safety who has gotten better year-by-year. In 2022, Edmunds played in 15 games on his way to registering 70 total tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, two quarterback hits, five passes defensed and a fumble recovery. He played 886 defensive snaps in 2022 in addition to 187 more on special teams. For his career, he made 75 starts for the Steelers.

The Steelers re-signed Damontae Kazee to a two-year deal but will still need to add safety help in free agency or the draft. Edmunds is the second starting defensive back the Steelers have lost this offseason after CB Cam Sutton went to Detroit.

Edmunds is one of four Steelers to head elsewhere in free agency joining Sutton, Devin Bush, and Malik Reed. Bush signed with Seattle while Reed took a one-year deal to reunite with Vic Fangio in Miami. Earlier in the offseason, Edmunds’ younger brother Tremaine signed  a long-term deal with the Chicago Bears.

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