The Philadelphia Eagles made a significant addition to their mix at linebacker earlier in the week, signing veteran middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch.
During a news conference this week, head coach Doug Pederson made an interesting comment regarding Tulloch's potential role with the team. Pederson came out and said that Tulloch would be in competition for the starting job at middle linebacker with second-year man Jordan Hicks, a somewhat shocking statement.
The idea that Tulloch, who was still unsigned at the halfway point of the preseason and wasn't scooped up by the Eagles until a seventh-round rookie blew out his knee, could come in off of the streets and possibly take the starting role away from a young, ascending player like Hicks seems completely outlandish, but if Pederson is to be taken at his word, it is a possibility.
The very idea creates some concern about the Eagles' starters at the position, particularly Hicks.