Updated May 08, 2019 08:53:47 A source close to the Philadelphia Eagles has confirmed that the team is in the process of signing Andrew Hawkins to a contract extension.
The contract is worth $10 million per season and will pay Hawkins a salary of $2.9 million per year for the next four seasons.
The deal was first reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Hawkins was released by the Chicago Bears on Sunday, and the Eagles announced the news Wednesday night.
The Eagles are in the market for a wide receiver to replace Jeremy Maclin, who signed a one-year deal with the team last offseason.
Hawkins is expected to be a top target for Chip Kelly, who has made a habit of bringing in new receivers when he sees a need.
The news of Hawkins signing a contract with the Eagles comes just a day after Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he expected the team to sign two more receivers in the coming days.
On Tuesday, Pederson told reporters that the Eagles have signed former Texas A&M receiver Brandon Marshall to a one year contract.
The team also added cornerback Patrick Robinson to the roster this week.
The signing of Hawkins comes just over a week after the Eagles traded receiver Corey Fuller to the Los Angeles Rams.
Fuller signed a deal worth $2 million per game last season, but he missed most of training camp and the preseason with a knee injury.
The trade of Fuller could mean the Eagles are willing to part ways with wide receiver Jeremy Macin, who reportedly wanted to remain in Philadelphia.