According to Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles are signing free agent guard Brandon Brooks.
The Philadelphia Eagles have been making plenty of big moves in the last couple of days and with free agency set to begin on Wednesday afternoon, the Eagles are expected to land one of the biggest free agents on the market. After the Eagles gutted their roster last season under Chip Kelly, it appears that they are going to try and beef up their offensive line.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are expected to sign former Houston Texans guard Brandon Brooks to a five-year/$40 million deal when free agency begins Wednesday afternoon.
For the Eagles, this is a huge signing as they look to rebuild a competitive roster under new head coach Doug Pederson. Brooks was a fantastic guard in his time with the Texans and will surely be a big boost to the run game for the Eagles.
With the Eagles likely to overturn their running back core, especially after finalizing a deal to trade DeMarco Murray, it’s important that they have blockers up front that can open holes for running backs. At $40 million, Brooks got a nice deal and will certainly step in and contribute in a big way.