Report: Eagles Interested In Goldson And LandryBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Secondary Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank says the Eagles are interested in acquiring two Pro Bowl safeties, Dashon Goldson and Laron Landry, once free agency starts today. The Birds have some serious problems at the safety position and adding either Goldson or Landry would be a way of remedying the problem.
Goldson has played for the San Francisco 49ers his entire six-year career and is looking to cash in for a $8 million dollar per year salary. The Niners safety is adept at getting his hands on the football via interceptions, plus he will separate receivers from the football. Goldson has learned how to pull the football out when tackling ball carriers.
He would immediately force wide receivers to respect the Eagles secondary because he can bring the heat. Goldson will pound you. He’s an enforcer.
The same can be said about Landry. He’s one of the fastest safeties in the game and he delivers some lethal shots on his own right. The New York Jets safety is adept at blitzing and attacking ball carriers.
He’s looking for about $6 million dollars a year. One of the reasons he’s not asking for as much is because of two injury-plagued seasons he suffered in Washington. When healthy he’s an impact player in the secondary.
Right now, the Buccaneers and the Lions are considered the two top pursuers of Goldson. The Eagles have as much cap space as any team in the league, so the Birds can be very aggressive if that’s what they want to do.
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