by Christian Gardner | Mon, Jul 16th 10:02pm EDT
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Corey Nelson, who signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract in May after spending four seasons with the Denver Broncos, is primed to compete for the starting spot as the weakside linebacker. (The Intelligencer)
Nelson is one of a handful of Eagles linebackers ready to take the spot of released veteran Mychal Kendricks. “I just kind of want to break the mold of me being a second-string linebacker,” Nelson said. The linebacker tore his biceps muscle in October 2017 and ended the season on injured reserve. He accumulated 68 total tackles in 2016.