Stephen Tulloch is still available in the 2016 NFL free agency and the Philadelphia Eagles are one of the teams reportedly interested in signing the veteran linebacker, according to NFL rumors.
According to Philly.com, the Eagles and Tulloch are in “heavy negotiations”, which could lead the free agent linebacker to his third team. Tulloch previously played for the Tennessee Titans from 2006 to 2010 and the Detroit Lions from 2011 to 2015.
Last year with the Lions, he played in 16 regular season games with 74 total tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. Tulloch was with the current Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in Detroit and Tennessee and his familiarity with Philadelphia’s defensive system could pave the way for the free agent signing.
Tullloch was a regular starter for both the Titans and Lions in the last 10 seasons and is a reliable defensive player with his NFL experience. The Eagles struggled on all aspects of the game last season winning just 7 games to miss a playoff spot.
“I have a lot of respect for that guy and his production. Whoever is out there that can improve our team, whether it’s a guy like ‘Tully’ who is unsigned or guys that are on other teams . . . we’re going to watch preseason games and be looking at the waiver wire, who might be cap casualties,” Schwartz said in the article.
The Eagles’ LB group has suffered from various injuries in recent years and adding a veteran like Tulloch is important for Philadelphia. The 31-year-old Tulloch was released by the Lions last July.
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