We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Eagles' roster until training camp arrives. Episode 11, safeties
If this article was written a month ago, then we'd be bullish about how Philadelphia made a mess out of their safety situation. But they found a way to fix their issues and be safe with the situation.
How did they do it? Signing Jaquiski Tartt out of free agency was a great move, getting a damn good veteran player for a cheap price and without too much risk. Tartt is the Eagles' best safety and his duo with Anthony Harris should do wonders to work as a complement to Darius Slay and James Bradberry on the back four.
Depth remains an issue, though. The Eagles signed Tartt because K'Von Wallace never took the step forward they expected him to; Wallace is a liability when he's on the field and he needs to show more this year. Marcus Epps had some snaps as a free safety last year, but he's definitely not a guy that you'd trust to play as a starter, although he's fine as a backup option.
Safeties grade: 3,5/5. The situation improved massively when the team signed Tartt, and while they're fine, there are no stars in the position. With the fantastic duo they have as cornerbacks, though, the secondary as a whole will be fine.