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Eagles Free Agency: Birds agree to deals with backup QB Mariota, CB Williams

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Marcus Mariota #1 of the Atlanta Falcons drops back to pass against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on November 27, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly agreed to terms on a deal with a new backup quarterback for the upcoming season.According to reports, QB Marcus Mariota and the Eagles agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal that could be worth up to $8 million. Mariota, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, is expected to serve as the backup to Jalen Hurts.

He joins a quarterback room that is currently made up of Hurts and Ian Book. Mariota was released by the Falcons last month after signing a $10.5 million, two-year deal with Atlanta last offseason.He went 5-8 as a started in Atlanta before rookie Desmond Ridder took over for the final four games. Mariota completed 184 of 300 passes for 2,219 yards with 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He rushed for 438 yards and four touchdowns.After Mariota was benched, he left the team to have season-ending knee surgery. Mariota, 29, began his career with the Tennessee Titans, who selected him with the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

According to reports, then-Eagles coach Chip Kelly tried desperately to trade up and select Mariota in the draft, but a deal was never made. The Eagles also reportedly agreed to a deal with former Browns cornerback Greedy Williams. Williams, a 25-year-old former second-round pick out of LSU, started 21 games in his first three seasons in Cleveland. Williams will bring youth and experience to a defensive backfield that already includes Darius Slay and James Bradberry, who both got new deals with the Eagles this

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