The Eagles are reportedly set to host their first free agent this week as they welcome former Indianapolis Colts defensive back Marlin Jackson.
It is unknown whether the Eagles plan to look at Jackson as a cornerback or a safety. He has started 24 career games at cornerback, six at free safety and two at strong safety. He can play cornerback on both the right and left sides.
Jackson was supposed to be a restricted free agent this off-season, but he was not tendered a one-year deal by the Colts and is free to sign with any other team. Before he visits with the Eagles, which is expected to be on Tuesday, Jackson is going to meet with the Ravens in Baltimore.
Originally a first-round draft pick of the Colts (29th overall) in 2005, Jackson would bring some size (6-0, 196 pounds) and experience to the position. He has four career interceptions, but has had each of the last two seasons cut short due to knee injuries. He was named the Colts' Ed Block Courage Award winner this past season.
The biggest highlight of Jackson's career came when he intercepted New England's Tom Brady in the final minute to seal the AFC Championship in the 2006 season.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:24 p.m., March 7