Eagles Sign ‘Diamond-in-the-Rough’ CB to Futures Contract

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The Eagles CB Kevon Seymour started his career five times in 32 NFL games since 2016.

The Philadelphia Eagles are struggling at the beginning of the year as hard as Rocky Balboa, especially when it comes to staying healthy in high school. They seemed to find limited magic in a bottle of Kevon Seymour on 82 defensive shots.

The 27-year-old has signed a reserve contract with the Eagles, which makes the cornerback in the coaching staff at least safe for poachers. It will also give Seymour (1.80m, 185kg) the chance to play a legitimate role in the team in 2021 in a division full of question marks. Darius Slay is an undisputed rookie on the outside, but another place could open up.

Avonte Maddox has suffered unfortunate injuries throughout the year. In 2020 he achieved a total of 40 tackles and three defensive passes in 10 games. Pittsburgh’s selection for the fourth round of the 2018 draft scored no less than 37.8 points on Pro Football Focus and allowed 29 receptions (88th in the NFL).

Meanwhile, the depth chart of the Eagles was sinking. Nickell Robey-Coleman and Cre’Von LeBlanc are free agents, just like the Jalen Mills hybrid at local security. At the beginning of the week, the team signed the following contracts for future players: Security Blake Grafinia, cornerback Lavert Hill.

Roster Moves: The #Eagles have made arrangements with DT T.Y. McGill for a year and signed the following contracts for reserve/future players pic.twitter.com/d5gVy6jLjZ

– Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) 4 January 2021

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IsSeymour a real rough diamond in CB?

The Buffalo Bills drafted Seymour in the sixth round of the 2016 draft (218th overall) as a potential NFL starter. He was described as a rough diamond on the team’s official website, and he started his career as a great hope.

Seymour played 15 games (three starts) and registered a total of 22 tackles and three defensive assists in his New Year. Then a series of unfortunate events – two shoulder surgeries, hamstring and wrist injuries – literally put a once promising road to the NFL on hold.

I’m just getting ready to be the best version of myself, the best version of Kevon Seymour on this court, Seymour said on the 17th. December to reporters in Philadelphia. I’m not taking any of this for granted. All those hard times, I love them all. I attack every day like it’s my last.

To find out more about Kevon Seymour’s stellar attendance at the NFL, check out this edition of #Eagles 360, presented by @Xfinity.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/kh9yGCbBWU.

– Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) 17 December 2020

Eagles have always loved the Seymour experience

Seymour was thrown into the fire in week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, standing up to one of the NFL’s deadliest offenses. He played 35 defensive shots and closed the game with five tackles after replacing Maddox, who had come out with a knee injury.

Former Eagles defense coordinator Jim Schwartz was asked about Seymour’s tick-tock after the game and praised his experience as a veteran. Of course, Schwartz is the 8th. Janvier has officially withdrawn from the NFL.

Well, yeah, like I said, everyone has their own skills. You have to adapt their skills to the game plan, and they’re not independent, Schwartz said on the 15th. December. But Kay [Kevon Seymour] is not a rookie. Kay played soccer for Buffalo and has some experience. He hasn’t played much in recent years, but he’s probably a young veteran with some experience. I think 2016 played a lot of football for Buffalo.

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