Coming up on the one week mark since the legal tampering period began. NFL Free Agency has lived up to the hype.
While rival fans insisted on the downfall of the Eagles Super Bowl team with a whopping 21 players expected to become Free Agents, the Eagles were going to be losing players by the handful.
Below is a list of the players who have already signed a contract, not with Philadelphia.
DT Javon Hargrave – San Francisco 49ers – 4 Year, $84 Million
LT Andre Dillard – Tennessee Titans – 3 Year, $29 Million
RB Miles Sanders – Carolina Panthers – 4 Year, $25 Million
LB T.J. Edwards – Chicago Bears – 3 Year, $19.5 Million
S Marcus Epps – Las Vegas Raiders – 2 Year, $12 Million
OLB Kyzir White – Arizona Cardinals – 2 Year, $11 Million
QB Gardner Minshew – Indianapolis Colts – 1 Year, $3.5 Million
RG Isaac Seumalo – Pittsburgh Steelers – 3 Year, $24 Million
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – Detroit Lions – 1 Year, $8 Million
The Eagles may have lost 1 Pro-Bowler and 2 Alternates, but they were able to retain 2 Pro-Bowlers and 3 Alternates at the same time.
While 9 players have moved on, Howie Roseman was able to come to terms with 5 of the Eagles free agents, and brought in 3 more.
CB James Bradberry – 3 Year, $38 Million
C Jason Kelce – 1 Year, $14.25 Million
DT Fletcher Cox – 1 Year, $10 Million
RB Boston Scott – 1 Year, $2 Million
RT Brett Toth – 1 Year, $1.105 Million
And, while he wasn’t a Free Agent. Darius Slay signed a 2 year, $42 Million extension amidst a chaotic morning when the Eagles were planning on releasing their star Corner.
GM Howie Roseman was quick to fill in several value contracts during the Free Agent frenzy.
RB Rashaad Penny – 1 Year, $1.35 Million
QB Marcus Mariota – 1 Year, $5 Million
CB Greedy Williams -1 Year, Unknown Value
With the draft still a month away, the Eagles were able to fill in some big concerns on the roster. With 2 first round picks available, any remaining question marks could be solved before the draft ends.
There’s 6 remaining Eagles Free Agents that haven’t made any decisions, including:
DE Robert Quinn
DT Ndamukong suh
DT Linval Joseph
WR Zach Pascal
LS Rick Lovato
TE Tyree Jackson
With no deadline on when or if these players will be signed, the Eagles have already made a dent in finding solutions to their extensive list of Free Agents.
There was never a reality where the Eagles were going to return with all 21 Free Agents. However, losing both starting Safeties as well as Linebackers could prove to be a challenge. On the other hand, the Eagles drafted ahead to address these issues in the 2022 Draft. The Eagles had several players that were drafted for future purposes, that didn’t see many snaps during their rookie season, including:
13th overall: DT Jordan Davis
Davis was a force along the Eagles defensive line. Heavily missed during his mid-season injury. With a big role in the upcoming season in Javon Hargrave’s absence it’s time for the 13th overall pick to shine.
51st overall: C Cam Jurgens
The Eagles intended to draft Cam Jurgens as Jason Kelce’s future successor at Center. With Kelce’s return for another season, the Eagles could now swing Jurgens to be the solution to Seumalo’s departure at Right Guard. It would be unlikely the Eagles would keep a 2nd round pick off the field for 2 full seasons. Perhaps their solution at Right Guard is already on the team.
83rd overall: LB Nakobe Dean
Dean didn’t get much play time behind Edwards and White. With their departure, it only makes sense that the former Georgia Bulldog will play a majority of the Defensive snaps in the upcoming season.
181st overall: LB Kyron Johnson
Most of Kyron Johnson’s snaps in his rookie season came from Special Teams. If the Eagles are unable to find another starter via draft or the remaining Free Agents, with big names like Bobby Wagner, Leonard Floyd and Bud Dupree still on the market. Perhaps they expect huge steps from Johnson going forward.
There’s updates everyday on Free Agents, but the one guarantee is that the draft is only 38 days from now.
Who’s on your watch list for the 10th overall pick?
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