‘Sterling Silver’ lock, #8 on the NFL’s best #2 lock list: Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles’ Sterling Silver, #4 on the league’s best overall lock list, is set to hit the open market on Wednesday with a new contract worth $3.5 million per year.

Silver was a key contributor to the Eagles last season, finishing with 4.4 sacks, a career-high 18 quarterback hurries and 10 quarterback hits.

He also recorded five interceptions and a pass breakup in 29 starts.

Silver, a four-year starter for the Eagles, has the third-highest overall grade of all safeties with a 92.8 overall grade and an 81.6 run defense grade.

The Eagles signed Silver to a three-year contract worth an average of $4.5M per season in 2015.

The 32-year-old Silver is a five-time Pro Bowl selection, earning four first-team All-Pro selections and five second-team selections.

He has started all 16 games in his career and ranks third on the Eagles all-time sack list with 2,895.

Silver has made more than 1,000 tackles and forced 17 fumbles in his six-year NFL career.

He had one interception and forced five fumbles last season.

Silver signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

He spent two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with Philadelphia in 2011.