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Eagles could sign three-time champion to add receiver depth according to insider

The Philadelphia Eagles have made some big additions to their roster this offseason, but there is still work to do.

Philadelphia received some surprising news when receiver DeVante Parker announced his retirement, so the Eagles now need to go back to the drawing board. Parker was expected to be the Eagles’ No. 3 receiver behind AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith after signing with Philadelphia in free agency.

Right now the Eagles receiver room looks a little thin, but fortunately there are still some options that could help without breaking the bank. One player who was mentioned as an option is former Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets wide receiver and return specialist Mecole Hardman by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro.

“It’s May and there aren’t many options available in free agency yet,” Zangaro said. “But the Eagles added (Julio Jones) last season in mid-October, so there is no deadline to add players. There are still some notable names left: Hunter Renfrow, Michael Thomas and Mecole Hardman.

“Maybe Howie Roseman can find a way to work out a trade. He’s brought in players during training camp before, so that’s another option. But maybe the Eagles want to see what they have on the roster before going that route.”

Hardman is a five-year veteran and is only 26 years old. His numbers may not jump out at you, but he could be a solid option behind Brown and Smith and also give the Eagles another dynamic returning option. Hardman was a Pro Bowler and All-Pro in 2019 as a return specialist.

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