If Sunday’s game was any indication, the Eagles will need help on the defensive side of the ball with Rodney McLeod out. Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson wasted no time looking for help, reportedly bringing in four defensive players on Monday for a workout.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 1, 2018
The most notable of the players brought in is Robert Golden, who has been in the league since 2012. He spent this year’s training camp in Kansas City after previously playing in Pittsburgh his whole career, but failed to make the Chiefs final 53 man roster.
Golden could be a player that could step in and take over McLeod’s old role, moving Corey Graham back to his original third safety position. However, Golden was mostly known for his special team play in Pittsburgh, and hasn’t put out good tape at the safety position.
At this point of the season, obviously anyone not currently on a roster isn’t going to step right in and be a key contributor to a team. If the Eagles really want to improve their safety group, they will need to try to find a trade partner before the trade deadline at the end of the month.