Breaking News: Four-Time Pro Bowl Linebacker Shaq Leonard to Join a Major Super Bowl Contender
BY V. CARBONNEAU DECEMBER 4, 2023 (4:27 PM)
In a decision anticipated to be made by Monday, free agent linebacker Shaquille Leonard has made his choice. Leonard, who had been weighing offers from both the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles, ultimately decided to bring his talents to the Eagles. The 28-year-old linebacker spent the initial six years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts, earning three Pro Bowl selections. However, he was waived by the Colts last month after starting in nine games during the current season.
Throughout his nine appearances this season, Leonard accumulated 65 total tackles and registered two tackles for loss.
The Eagles are coming off a disheartening loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field. Leonard has faced challenges regaining his All-Pro form after a 2022 season marked by back and concussion issues, leading to two surgeries to address a nerve problem in his back.
His addition is expected to bolster the Eagles' depth as they strive to maintain their lead in the NFC East.