Even though they ranked second to last in the NFL in sacks per pass play last season, the Eagles aren't likely to hit the panic button and overspend for an edge rusher in free agency.

Do they need to upgrade at outside linebacker or at the least bolster a unit that accounted for only 16 of 37 sacks last season? Certainly. But there is more to a successful pass rush than sacks. The Eagles actually had an above-average defense in that regard, according to Football Outsiders' rankings.

Free agency isn't rife with impact edge rushers, but there are several second- or third-tier outside linebackers such as the Packers' Mike Neal, the Seahawks' O'Brien Schofield, and the Redskins' Rob Jackson who should interest the Eagles and satisfy their desire for versatile defenders.

The top-rated edge rushers are either off the free-agent market or they would cost the Eagles more than they have budgeted. The Redskins' Brian Orakpo and the Steelers' Jason Worilds signed one-year franchise and transition tags, respectively, and the Vikings' Everson Griffen signed a five-year deal to stay in Minnesota on Sunday.