Pro Football Talk reports that the Eagles have signed veteran LB Stephen Tulloch to a one-year contract worth up to $3 million.
- According to PFT, the contract includes $1.75 million fully guaranteed.
- Adam Caplan reports that Tulloch receives $46,875 in per-game roster bonuses ($750,000 in total) and another $750,000 available through incentives.
A few weeks ago, a report surfaced that the Eagles and Tulloch were in “heavy negotiations“, but there wasn’t a lot buzz about a deal since then.
The Eagles sustained some injuries at linebacker, and had said earlier in the week that there were considering some available options. Tulloch was by far the best available middle linebacker and he has experience playing for DC Jim Schwartz, so he seemed like an obvious fit with Philadelphia.
While Tulloch underwent an offseason ankle surgery, he’s bar far one of the best linebackers available at this point in the year.
Tulloch, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Titans back in 2006. After five years in Tennessee, Tulloch signed on with the Lions spent another five years in Detroit before being released a few months ago.
In 2015, Tulloch appeared in all 16 games and recorded 108 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, two recoveries and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 54 linebacker out of 97 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.