One of the positions that was the biggest question mark during this training camp was the security position.
The team signed veteran Jaquiski Tartt, who started 80 career games in seven NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, including 14 last season.
The Eagles parted ways with Tartt on Monday before the 4 p.m. deadline for the 53-man roster.
Does that mean they think safety isn’t really a question mark for the team this season?
Senior national writer and host of Good Morning Football on the NFL Network, Peter Schrager thinks the Eagles are good on safety, at least with one of the players who will fill that position this season.
Schrager listed Epps as one of his top 10 breakout players of 2002 saying, “He shouldn’t be a question mark. If anything, he should be an exclamation mark!”
He went on to say he was ready to make the jump, noting he was all over the court defending for the Eagles last season.
“He will not be a weak point in this defense, but actually a strength.”
Minnesota’s former sixth-round pick from Wyoming was dropped by the Vikings, picked up by Philadelphia and placed on their practice squad. Now he’s progressing to become not just a starting safety, but a leader in that safe room.
“We have a lot of leaders on this defense,” Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon said. Mark Eps took on a bit of a leadership role, more than last year because he’s playing more, and his production is high, and he’s doing everything well.”
During his NFL career, he compiled 100 total tackles and three interceptions in 45 games. Last season at Philadelphia as the No. 3 safety, he had a career-high 56 tackles and one pick, playing in 16 games.
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