The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly made two big free-agency acquisitions before Tuesday's signing period begins.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, running back Frank Gore will sign with Philly once the signing period does open. Gore was one of the top three backs hitting the market this offseason, and after shipping LeSean McCoy off to Buffalo, the Eagles were in need of a power runner to pair with Darren Sproles.
That's not their biggest need though, as Philly's secondary was ultimately what kept them from making the playoffs last year after finishing 9-7. They've addressed that by agreeing to terms with cornerback Byron Maxwell, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.
Maxwell is easily the best cornerback on the market (unless the Patriots don't pick up option on Darrelle Revis), and Philly had him in their sites as soon as the offseason began, not to mention once they cut starting corners Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams.
NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling had Maxwell as the No. 9 overall player and top CB on their list of the 101 top free agents available this offseason. He'll be a tremendous boost to the Eagles' secondary.