Former CFL all-star Alex Singleton to become NFL free agent following three seasons with Eagles

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Two-time CFL all-star linebacker Alex Singleton is set to become a free agent following a three-year stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Eagles are not tendering two-time leading tackler LB Alex Singleton, per source. Singleton now will be a free agent when the market opens.

The six-foot-two, 240-pound defender made 130 total tackles, four tackles for loss, four knockdowns, one interception, and one touchdown over 16 games during the 2021 season. He led the NFL in tackles through five weeks of action and finished eleventh in the league at the end of the season. He also served as one of Philadelphia’s six team captains.

The 28-year-old has recorded 249 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, five knockdowns, two sacks, two interceptions, and two touchdowns over 42 career NFL games. He originally joined the Eagles in January 2019 and dressed for his first regular season game in October after being moved to the practice roster following training camp.

NFL free agency officially gets underway on Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m. ET following a two-day legal tampering period. He’s earned nearly $2 million USD in his NFL career so far and could cash for lots more on the open market.

Singleton was a first-round pick of the Calgary Stampeders in the 2016 CFL Draft and developed into one of the best defensive players in the league over three years with the club (2016-18). He produced 123 tackles in his final two years in Canada, earning the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2017.