Eagles signed WR Alshon Jeffery, formerly of the Bears, to a one-year, $14 million contract.
Jeffery was the top free agent available on the NFL.com list of this season's top 101 free agents, so clearly the Eagles made receiver a priority this offseason.
The Eagles re-signed offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski to a three-year deal Friday morning, with a reported salary of $9 million. This past year the receiver was healthy but missed four games due to an National Football League suspension for the use of banned performance enhancers. Jeffery followed that season up with a career-high 10 touchdown catches in 2014 while adding 1,133 receiving yards. He caught 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns while benefiting from single coverage across from Brandon Marshall.
He was notified just eight days before the start of the regular season that he would be the starting quarterback following Sam Bradford's trade to the Minnesota Vikings.
Smith, 28, spent his first four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before playing for the San Francisco 49ers for the past two campaigns.
The Eagles now have Torrey Smith, Alshon Jeffery (), Jordan Matthews, Zach Ertz, and Darren Sproles. He was suspended for four games a year ago for violating the league's PED policy and he has been injured the previous two seasons, playing in 21 of a possible 32 games in that span. In January, Bears GM Ryan Pace spoke about Jeffery's missed time, and seemed to indicate his routine absence wouldn't be a reason not to re-sign him.
"I wanted to be the best receiver in Bears history, but even more than that, I wanted to bring a Super Bowl to the city of Chicago", he wrote. For the second consecutive year, Jeffery was looking for a deal that would put him among the best at his position. I was not anticipating a one-year deal.
After all, that's what the Eagles desperately lacked last season. But it appears he'll be right back in the middle of it next year.
"I thought he did a good job taking care of his body this year", Pace told the Chicago Tribune.
"One thing from [Steve Smith and Anquan Boldin], you give everything you know knowledge-wise so that that person that you're competing with can take your spot", he said, "but you work hard so it doesn't happen".