It's a minor homecoming for free agent cornerback Nolan Carroll, not a major one. Carroll, a Florida native and former Miami Dolphins player, is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year contract according to multiple media reports. The deal, according to Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, has not officially been signed, but will be a one-year contract.
Carroll entered the NFL as a fifth-round selection by the Dolphins in the 2010 Draft, pending four seasons with the Dolphins. He played 58 games over that span, starting 26, with five interceptions, 23 passes defensed, one force fumble, three sacks, and 123 tackles. Carroll was also a key special teams player, working as a gunner on punt coverage throughout his time with the Dolphins and a kick returner in 2010.
He signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014. He appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles in 2014, but only recorded one start. This pas season, Carroll was elevated to the starting role, playing in 11 games before a broken ankle ended his season. He intercepted two passes, with one touchdown, in 2015, along with 10 passes defensed and 55 tackles.
Carroll visited with the Dallas Cowboys last week, but did not come to an agreement. The Dolphins and Eagles were seen as two of the possible destinations for Carroll, though no visit with the Dolphins was conducted.