PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles have signed defensive end Josh Sweat to a three-year contract extension through 2024, the team announced on Saturday. He was set to become a free agent at the end of this season.
Sweat’s contract is worth $40 million and could be worth up to $43 million, ESPN reported. The contract also includes $26.9 million in guaranteed money.
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Eagles’ DE Josh Sweat, who was scheduled to be a free agent after this season, reached agreement on a three-year, $40 million contract extension that could be worth up to $43 million and includes $26.9 million gtd, tying him to Philadelphia through the 2024 season, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2021
Sweat had six tackles in the Eagles’ 32-6 victory over the Atlanta Falcons last week. Pro Football Focus had him graded as one of the Eagles’ best players on defense in Week 1 with a rating of 80.0.
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Highest Graded Eagles on defense in yesterday’s win against the Falcons
— PFF PHI Eagles (@PFF_Eagles) September 13, 2021
Sweat was drafted in the fourth round by the Eagles in 2018. He has 66 total tackles and 10 sacks in his career.
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Sweat will look to get his first sack of the season in the Eagles’ home opener against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.