Philadelphia Eagles sign QB Will Grier to one-year deal - Sport News

Philadelphia Eagles sign QB Will Grier to one-year deal

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t finished adding to their quarterback room as they’ve now signed former West Virginia star Will Grier to a one-year deal.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter had the news and tweeted out Saturday morning that Philly and Grier had come to terms:

“Eagles are signing former Cowboys and Patriots QB Will Grier to a one-year deal, per sources. In the past week, the Eagles now have added QBs Kenny Pickett and Greer.”

Philadelphia Eagles sign QB Will Grier to one-year deal

Grier has only appeared in live NFL action in one season since leaving the Mountaineers following the 2018 season, and that came as a rookie in 2019 with the Carolina Panthers, where he appeared in and started two games after injuries decimated the team’s QB room.

Five years later, Grier has yet to step foot again on an NFL field, but he’s bounced around various rosters and practice squads and now winds up with the Eagles.

More on the 2024 NFL offseason, free agency
The NFL 2024 calendar year begins at 4 p.m. ET on March 13. At that time, contracts running through 2023 officially run out, making those players free agents. Prior to the beginning of free agency, teams will have a chance to designate one franchise or transition tag player, starting on Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. ET and ending on March 5. Beginning March 11 through March 13 teams can enter into a legal negotiation with players who are set to become unrestricted free agents.

In addition to NFL free agency, the new year also marks the beginning of all trades being made official by the league office. April 19 marks the deadline to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets. On April 24, the deadline for teams to match restricted free agent offers sheets hits. Following the restricted free agent deadline follows the 2024 NFL Draft, which runs from April 25-27.

More on restricted, exclusive rights free agents
Players with only three years of accredited NFL experience become restricted free agents. Their original team will have the option to apply first-round, second-round, original-round, and right-of-fight-of-first-refusal tenders on players at escalating price tags. The higher the round, the more expensive the tender amount; however, if a separate team does offer a contract and the original team does not match that round pick will be conveyed from the new team to the original team. Right of first refusal only gives a team the option to match or not. If they don’t match, they get nothing in return. An original-round tender would send a draft pick from whatever round the player was drafted back to the original team if they chose not to match. The original team will have five days to match once a player signs an offer sheet from a new team.

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