The Philadelphia Eagles will look to make substantial upgrades on both sides of the ball in free agency next week. One position that the Eagles will try to address is linebacker, which was one of their weaker position groups this past season.

Philadelphia hoped second-year linebacker Nakobe Dean would take that next step, but he suffered a season-ending foot injury in November. Without Dean, the Eagles leaned on Zach Cunningham, Shaquille Leonard, Nicholas Morrow, and Ben VanSumeren.

Cunningham, Leonard, and Morrow are all unrestricted free agents, meaning they might not be back in Philadelphia next season. If that’s the case, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is already doing due diligence on the free-agent linebacker class. reported over the weekend that the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, and New Orleans Saints could be interested in linebacker Mack Wilson if the New England Patriots don’t re-sign him before free agency.

The 26-year-old Wilson wrapped up his second season with the Patriots, where he played all 17 games (started in one game). The former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker had 37 combined tackles, four tackles for loss, four quarterback hits, 3.5 sacks, three pass deflections, and two forced fumbles.

Wilson played 27 percent of defensive and 68 percent of special teams snaps in 2023. If the Eagles were to sign Wilson, he would be a depth signing with upside. After a disappointing 2023 season, Philly must prioritize the linebacker position this offseason.

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