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Week 13 Outlook
The Eagles have waived DE Derek Barnett.
Barnett is expected to draw interest from multiple teams in need of help on the defensive line. The former first round pick has seen his snap count drop over the last few weeks, making it easy for the Eagles to let the 27-year-old go.
Eagles DE Derek Barnett is exploring trade opportunities and is looking at his market to play elsewhere.
The Eagles are reportedly interested in keeping Barnett, but understand that their depth on the defensive line will limit his playing time. The former first-round pick may not be moved, but the Eagles may listen and be willing to budge if they get an offer that offers them depth elsewhere.
According to Field Yates of ESPN, edge rusher Derek Barnett has agreed to a restructured contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles created about $2 million in cap space with the new deal, and Barnett received higher guarantees in return. Barnett, who is 27, is entering the final year of his deal with the Eagles and will be a free agent after 2023. Barnett missed the 2022 season due to injury, but he averaged over four sacks, about seven tackles for loss and about 15 QB hits per season in his career before then. He will continue to have a role in one of the league’s best defenses.
Derek Barnett suffered a torn ACL in Week 1 and will miss the rest of the season.
Barnett was seen limping to the locker room after the Eagles’ win over the Lions Sunday. Losing Barnett is definitely a blow to the Eagles’ pass rush. The Eagles could look to add a pass rusher soon to bolster their defensive line depth.
Derek Barnett has re-signed with the Eagles on a two-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.
Barnett is coming off a season in which he registered a career-low 2 sacks but registered a new career-high in tackles with 46. Barnett will rejoin a defensive front that features Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Javon Hargrave, and Josh Sweat.