Philadelphia Eagles sign ex-Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll to contract

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A reported target of the Steelers, Carroll heads to the other side of the state to compete for a starting position.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed cornerback Nolan Carroll, a reported target of the Steelers, to a 2-year, $5.2 million deal.

Adam Schefter reported the transaction via Twitter Thursday.

2014 NFL Free Agency

Carroll isn't considered the top of the cornerback free agency class by any means, but his combination of size and speed had to have intrigued the Steelers from a depth standpoint. The team eliminated the need for a safety by signing free agent Mike Mitchell, and all signs continue to point to them investing in a high-end cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft in May.

There are still free agents available, and it would seem the Steelers, who released Curtis Brown this offseason, may want to look for another veteran to establish depth that was depleted with the loss of Keenan Lewis to free agency last season, and the deterioration of Ike Taylor.

The Steelers select 15th in the first round of the draft, likely putting them in a position to select one of their top two cornerbacks in the draft.

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