The team announced it agreed to a one-year contract with Nate Sudfeld on Tuesday morning. The terms of the deal are for one year, $2 million ($500K guaranteed) with another $3M in incentives, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
The 26-year-old quarterback was set to be Wentz's backup last season but suffered a broken wrist in his non-throwing hand during the preseason. The injury led to Philly signing Josh McCown out of retirement. McCown is currently a free agent.
Philly likes Sudfeld's talent, he'll enter his fourth season in Doug Pederson's system, and by all reports gets along well with Wentz. Entering his fifth season, however, the signal-caller lacks experience, having thrown just 20 regular-season passes in his career.
Given Wentz's injury history, the backup QB in Philadelphia will always be a key spot. The question is whether the Eagles will roll with Sudfeld in that gig or bring in competition this offseason.
The Eagles are also re-signing safety Rodney McLeod to a two-year, $12M deal, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, as well as cornerback Jalen Mills.The 2016 seventh-rounder agreed to a one-year, $5M deal, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo via Mills' agent Drew Rosenhaus. Garafolo added that Mills is expected to play both corner and safety.
Veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins, however, will not be returning for the 2020 season. The team announced they will not exercise his contract option, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Elsewhere in the NFL on Tuesday:
»Former Eagles running back Jordan Howard is closing in on a deal to join the Miami Dolphins, according to Rapoport. Howard was plagued by injuries in 2019 but showed flashes when healthy, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. The former Pro Bowler is only a couple years removed from consecutive 1,000-plus rush yard seasons with the Bears in 2016 -- his rookie year -- and 2017.
The Dolphins also agreed to terms with a pair of defensive players: former Chiefs defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah on a two-year deal worth $15 million with $7.5 million fully guaranteed (per Rapoport) and former Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill on a one-year, $3 million deal, a source tells Garafolo.
New Orleans is also restructuring linebacker Kiko Alonso's deal so that he'll make less than the $7.8 million he was slated to make.
The team will re-sign safety Tre Boston to a three-year deal worth $18M with $9.5m in year one, Rapoport reports per Boston's agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
Safety Jordan Poyer will return to the team after signing a two-year extension worth $20.5M, a source tells Rapoport.
Long snapper Kam Canaday is heading back to the Steelers on an undisclosed two-year deal, a source tells Rapoport. Pittsburgh is also tendering restricted free agent tackle Matt Feiler at the second-round level, Garafolo reported.
Las Vegas is also adding edger rusher Carl Nassib on a three-year, $25 million deal that includes $17 million guaranteed, Rapoport reported.
»The Chicago Bears announced that they have placed a second-round tender on offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson, and tendered four exclusive rights free agents.
The team also agreed to a five-year, $70M deal with defensive end Robert Quinn, according to Rapoport and Pelissero via Quinn's agent, Sean Kiernan. In a corresponding move, the team has released former first-round DE Leonard Floyd.
Cincy is also landing former Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes, sources tell Rapoport and Pelissero. The terms of the deal are valued at three years, $42M. Waynes gets $20M in the first year and averages $14M over the course of the contract.
Rapoport reported earlier that the Lions were having conversations with teams about trading Kennard rather than releasing him. Kennard was a team captain in 2019 and is coming off back-to-back seven-sack seasons.
The Lions have agreed to an undisclosed deal with quarterback Chase Daniel, per Garafolo. The team announced they have released safety A.J. Howard and quarterback Kyle Sloter.
The Chargers also placed a second-round tender on cornerback Michael Davis, and have tendered exclusive rights free agents defensive end Isaac Rochell and offensive tackle Trent Scott.
»The Jacksonville Jaguars are releasing tight end Geoff Swaim, the team annnounced. Swaim, 28, appeared in six games (two starts) and contributed 13 catches for 65 yards in 2019, his lone season with the Jags.
The Jaguars have also applied a second-round RFA tender to wide receiver Keelan Cole, a source tells Rapoport. Cole has posted 104 career receptions for 1,600 yards and seven touchdowns in three seasons with the team.
Set to join Schobert on the Jags is former Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard, per Rapoport via a source. Pelissero later reported the particulars: three years, $13.5 with $6M guaranteed, per source.
»Former Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley has agreed with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year contract worth $9.5M guaranteed with a max of $12M, Rapoport reports per an informed source.
»The San Francisco 49ers are bringing back defensive end Ronald Blair on a one-year deal, via Rapoport per an informed source. The terms have not yet been disclosed.
The team has also tendered one-year contracts to restricted free agents receiver Kendrick Bourne and running back Matt Breida.
The Cardinals have also tendered a one-year qualifying offer to restricted free-agent kicker Zane Gonzalez and an exclusive rights tender to offensive lineman Justin Murray.
»The New York Jets have agreed to an undisclosed deal with guard Alex Lewis, whom they acquired from the Ravens in August in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round pick. Former Broncos center Conner McGovern is also joining the team, per Rapoport. Pelissero added, via a source, the deal is for three years, $27M with $18M fully guaranteed.
»The Los Angeles Rams will not exercise the 2020 contract option for cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. The team has decided to tender exclusive rights free agents tight end Johnny Mundt and center Coleman Shelton.
»The Baltimore Ravens are bringing back defensive tackle Justin Ellis on an undisclosed one-year deal, according to Rapoport via a source. Ellis was signed by Baltimore in November.
»Dallas Cowboys safety Darian Thompson has re-signed with the team, according to Garafolo per Thompson's agents. The terms are unknown at this time.
Linebacker Sean Lee is also returning, per Rapoport via Lee's agent. Garafolo later reported the deal is for one-year, $4.5M with $2M fully guaranteed
The Giants are also re-signing receiver/special teams ace Cody Core to a two-year deal worth up to 4.7M, Pelissero reports per a source. The team later confirmed the news.
»The Atlanta Falcons have placed an original round tender on running back Brian Hill and officially released longtime RB Devonta Freeman.