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March 16, 2020

Live NFL free agent updates: Eagles not re-signing Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Kamu Grugier-Hill

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Kamu Grugier-Hill during the Philadelphia Eagles game against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on November 3, 2019.

UPDATE [5:45] — There is no reported deal in place for Eagles (former) linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, but it appears his time in Philadelphia has ended.

We'll keep you posted when he signs a new deal. When he does, it will assuredly be less than the $50 million Hal Vaitai got from the Lions this afternoon.

UPDATE [12:20] — It's no secret that the Eagles have a lot of interest in likely former Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones — who seems to be near the bottom of Jerry Jones' priority list in Dallas as they look to make deals with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper.

Jones is among the best defensive backs on the market and the Eagles have been rumored to have interest for weeks.

In addition to more speculation on that interest surfacing Monday, the Eagles apparently could add to their cornerback room via the trade instead, as a trade deadline target from last season looks to be on the trade block once again.

Slay is 29, two years older than Jones, but is under contract for just one more year at the relatively affordable rate of $10m (in contrast to a Jones deal that could exceed $15-17 million.) Of course, the price would include a draft pick or two in return — but could be affordable as his contract is set to expire.

The Eagles look as though they could go either route (trade or FA), but seem determined to land a big name corner this week.

UPDATE [12:10] — The Eagles may have some competition to retain onetime draft pick Vinny Curry, who returned to the Eagles on a one-year deal after a stint in Tampa last season.

The D-end made the most of his rotational reps last season, collecting five sacks, the second most in his eight-year career. Curry is a 31-year-old New Jersey native and one would surmise he has a preference for Philadelphia.

We'll see if there is a nostalgia discount for the Birds, or if they'll have to fight to retain Curry as the piece together most of their roster for 2020 over the next few days.

Looking for a distraction from the cancellations and non-stop news about the spread of coronavirus, with no end in sight?

Here's your bastion, as we will spend the entire day (the entire week actually) following NFL free agency, which is taking place as planned.

Today at noon, NFL teams will be allowed to start "legally tampering," or chatting with players and/or their agents to discuss potential deals which will become legal on Wednesday at 4 p.m., when the new league year begins and free agency officially kicks off.

Eagles fans have already seen some relevant news leak out this morning and last night, as a few potential Eagles targets have signed deals — players either re-signing with their old team or previously cut who are free to sign elsewhere.

Philly will have a completely new-look linebacking corps, but it won't be with Christian Kirksey, who was released by the Browns and then signed by the Packers Monday:

Earlier, a big name cornerback was taken off the board when the Texans extended Bradley Roby after inking him to a one-year prove it deal for 2019. His deal, three years and $36 million, will help shape the market as the Birds look to add a corner, perhaps Byron Jones this week.

More news is sure to break throughout the day. Don't miss a beat: follow along live on your phone or laptop as our NFL free agent live stream and open thread marches on right here:

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