This morning, the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a one-year deal with safety Nate Allen. The team announced the move via Twitter.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 17, 2014
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $2 million with the chance to escalate to $3 million by way of incentives.
Allen was drafted by the Eagles in the second round (No. 37 overall) of the 2010 NFL draft out of South Florida. While his career started off rocky, he seemed to play more consistently towards the end of last season.
Over the course of Allen’s four year career, he’s accumulated 208 tackles, 26 pass breakups and six interceptions. His re-signing certainly doesn’t mean the Eagles still won’t grab a safety in the first round.
For those clamoring for a better safety option, there weren’t many out there right now. Chris Clemons, who is the biggest name currently on the market, is a very similar player to Allen. The latter is the cheaper option, and the Eagles are spending money wisely in this sense.