Philadelphia Eagles Sign Longtime Steelers Safety

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed longtime Pittsburgh Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds to a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old is expected to fill the role of starting strong safety for the Eagles, replacing C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who recently signed with the Detroit Lions.

Edmunds was a first-round draft pick in 2018 and has been a reliable member of the Steelers' defense, playing in 79 regular-season games and starting in all but four.

Despite criticism from some fans due to his high draft position, Edmunds contributed to the team's success and played a role on special teams.

However, he tested the free agent market in 2022 and again this year after re-signing with the Steelers on a one-year deal last spring. While he had not officially signed with another team until now, his recent social media posts had hinted at his departure from the Steelers.

In the 2022 season, Edmunds recorded 70 tackles, two sacks, and five passes defended in 15 games played.

However, he has faced some difficulties in pass coverage, allowing a career-high four receiving touchdowns in the previous season. Furthermore, opposing receivers have converted 67.2 percent of their targets into receptions when facing him.

Edmunds thanked the Steelers organization, coaches, teammates, and fans for their support, confirming his departure and suggesting that he won't be re-signing with the team.

While some Steelers fans may view his departure as a disappointment, Edmunds' move to the Eagles will give him a fresh start and the opportunity to prove himself and finally silence the critics. Photo Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports