BREAKING NEWS: Veteran Star Officially Commits To Eagles, As He Vows To Do Anything

The city of Philadelphia DeVante Parker is past the age of 30, making him an unappealing free agent candidate. The Philadelphia Eagles liked what they saw and signed him to a one-year contract shortly after free agency began on March 13. Perhaps it was money. They only have to pay him $1.2 million on a $4.7 million contract because his former team, the New England Patriots, would cover the rest of the cost.

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Parker, 31, spoke with reporters at the Eagles’ facility on Monday. “As long as you take care of your body and do what you’re supposed to, stretches, massages, whatever it is, you’ll be able to keep going for as long as you need to,” he remarked when asked how much he had left to contribute.

This will be his tenth season since being drafted 14th overall by the Miami Dolphins in 2015. Six picks later, in the same draft, the Eagles selected Nelson Agholor. The Eagles, like last year, need pass catchers. After A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, there appears to be an open fight for No. 3, with another player or two who could enter next month’s draft capable of battling for snaps.

Barring injury, they won’t need him much on the outside with Brown and Smith already on the roster, and a third-receiver role hasn’t evolved in the past few years, with Zach Pascal two years ago and Olamide Zaccheaus last year. That was Nick Sirianni’s fault, however. According to Sirianni, the “Philadelphia Eagles” offense will be used this year, however offensive coordinator Kellen Moore’s influence should be significant.

Parker appeared in 119 games over his nine-year career. The only one was against the Eagles, and what a game it was.

It happened in 2019, while he was with the Dolphins. He grabbed seven passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins’ 37-31 victory in Week 13. That Eagles loss forced them to win their next four games against the NFC East in order to enter the playoffs, which they did. It was also Parker’s most successful year. He totaled 72 receptions for 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns. It was his only season with more over 1,000 yards and in which he played 16 games.

“I think it was just me being on the field more,” he told reporters. “I was healthier that season, and I had no injuries. The most important aspect was simply staying healthy.” Parker is unlikely to see much playing time this season. He is mostly an outside receiver, although he has played in the slot and will play anywhere the Eagles need him.
“I’m just coming in looking to bring whatever I can to help the team out,” he told reporters. “Whatever I can do, whatever they ask me to do, I’ll do,” he added. “I’m just coming in when it’s time to arrive and putting in the work when it’s time to go.”

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