Former Denver Broncos safety Will Parks has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer.
Parks (6-1, 208 pounds) was selected by the Broncos in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Arizona. He served as a rotational defensive back and special teams contributor as a rookie, totaling 22 tackles and one interception.
Parks has served as a fill-in starter over the last three years, earning 15 starts since 2017. Parks is a versatile player who was able to fill in at safety, dime backer and even at cornerback when Denver needed him to step up.
The Broncos are spending a lot on three of their starting defensive backs and though the team likes Parks, they likely couldn’t afford to re-sign him. In 2020, Kareem Jackson will have a salary cap hit of $14 million, A.J. Bouye will have a hit over $13.4 million and Justin Simmons has received a franchise tag worth $11.441 million.
Parks, 25, has totaled 149 tackles and four interceptions since 2016.