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Report: Jalen Mills to return to Philadelphia Eagles

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The corner had been previously linked to the Lions.

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Free agent cornerback Jalen Mills will reportedly be rejoining the Philadelphia Eagles on a one year deal, per a ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

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.

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.