Tulloch has long been speculated to be a possibility for the Eagles. Ever since Jim Schwartz was hired to be defensive coordinator, there were rumors that Schwartz would pursue his old middle linebacker.
The season-ending injury to rookie seventh-round pick Joe Walker made it necessary for the Birds to go out and make a move for some veteran depth. The Eagles probably preferred that a young guy like Walker step up and emerge as a viable backup option before adding a veteran.
Jordan Hicks and Mychal Kendricks have both proven to be injury-prone throughout their careers, so there’s a pretty good chance Tulloch will start end up starting a handful of games this season.
Tulloch may not have a lot left in the tank, but with any luck he’ll be able to be what DeMeco Ryans was for last year’s team: an excellent locker room voice, and a guy who if nothing else can provide serviceable play by understanding the system and getting by on smarts and savvy.