Desperate Eagles Sign Failed Giants Wide Receiver

Former New York Giants wide receiver Parris Campbell will head to Philadelphia on a one-year deal.
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The Philadelphia Eagles seem to have a strange affinity for New York Giants players in free agency. First they signed star running back Saquon Barkley to a massive three-year deal, which caused a stir in the Big Apple. 

And now they are taking a flyer on a veteran wide receiver who didn’t do much of anything last season with the Giants.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that former Giants wide receiver Parris Campbell is signing a one-year deal with the Eagles.

Campbell was a massive disappointment last season for the Giants after taking off in 2022 with the Indianapolis Colts. Giants fans thought they were getting a steal in free agency last year as the former Ohio State wideout produced 63 receptions (91 targets) for 623 yards and three touchdowns in his final year with the Colts.

However, that wasn’t the case, as Campbell was a healthy scratch for the last five games of the 2023 season and got outplayed by backup tight end Daniel Bellinger (25 receptions for 255 yards) and fellow wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins (21 receptions for 230 yards and three scores).

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Campbell could only muster 20 receptions (27 targets) for 104 yards in an offense that lacked consistent playmakers at the wide receiver spot. 

Campbell now heads to Philadelphia, where he could compete for their vacant WR3 spot, along with DeVante Parker. After a relatively disappointing season with the Giants, Eagles fans should not get their hopes up for the veteran wide receiver.

Lastly, the Giants hope to get better production from their wide receiver unit, as the offense will be completely different without Barkley in 2024.

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