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The Philadelphia Eagles signed Rowe to a four-year, $4.87 million contract on May 6, 2015, which also included a $452,248 signing bonus.

Rowe and Nolan Carroll fought for the starting cornerback position throughout training camp. To start the regular season, head coach Chip Kelly listed Rowe as the Eagles’ third cornerback on the depth chart, behind Byron Maxwell and Nolan Carroll.

Eric Rowe
Eric Rowe

In the Philadelphia Eagles’ season-opening 26-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he played in his first regular-season game as a professional.

During a 24-17 victory over the New York Jets in Week 3 on September 27, 2015, Rowe recorded two combined tackles, broke up two passes, and made his first career interception off a pass attempt by Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

After that, in Week 4’s 23-20 loss to the Washington Redskins, he recorded a season-high six combined tackles and deflected a pass. Rowe started his career on December 6, 2015, taking over for Nolan Carroll, who was sidelined after injuring his ankle the week before.

With three lone tackles, he brought the Eagles’ 35-28 victory over the Patriots in Week 13 to a close. After finishing with a 6-9 record, the Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly on December 29, 2015.

In 16 games and five starts during his first season in 2015, he finished with 31 combined tackles (24 solos), five pass deflections, and an interception.

Who drafted Eric Rowe?

Eric Rowe was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft (47th overall). In 2015, Rowe was selected as the sixth cornerback. The Miami Dolphins received the Philadelphia Eagles’ second-round pick, two fifth-round picks, and the Dolphins second-round pick which was used to acquire Rowe.

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