Free agent cornerback Jalen Mills will reportedly be rejoining the Philadelphia Eagles on a one year deal, per a ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
I'm told Jalen Mills intends to sign a one-year deal to return to the #Eagles and is moving to safety, per source.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 17, 2020
The report also states that he will be changing positions over to safety.
Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the deal will be worth $5 million.
Mills had been linked to the Detroit Lions after a report by NBC Philadelphia’s Derrick Gunn. Mills had played under new Lions defensive coordinator Cory Undlin—who previously worked as the defensive backs coach for the Eagles—and the familiarity and team need made Mills a potential target.
Eagles RB Corey Clement who’s a restricted free agent will be allowed to test free agency... Eagles may try to bring him back at a lower price tag.... the Jets are interested in free agent Vinny Curry and the Lions have their eyes on Jalen Mills. According to league source.— Derrick Gunn (@RealDGunnNBCS) March 16, 2020
With starting cornerback Rashaan Melvin set to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday and fellow corner Darius Slay potentially on the trade block, the Lions will most likely need to make an addition at corner this free agency period.
Mills was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL draft. He became a full-time starter for the team in 2017, but has struggled in that role due to a lack of speed. Mills will now be changing positions and get another chance to prove himself with the team that drafted him.