The Eagles have signed four players in the last eight days.

 

Starting with the emptiest position on the Philadelphia roster. The first signing to kick off the plethora of moves was LB Julian Okwara. You can read more about the Eagles new LineBacker here.

After the Eagles made Vic Fangio their defensive coordinator, LineBacker moves of every kind were expected. With 4 free agents at the position, this should be the first of many moves to upgrade the Eagles most neglected position.

 

Following last Wednesday’s signing of Okwara, the Eagles had a pair of moves to announce one week later.

 

 

Depth Moves On Offense

 

With the additions of both Kinnard and Davis-Price, the Eagles have found their depths pieces in the backfield and the offensive line.

Running back is another position the Eagles have numerous free agents potentially departing in the off-season. While fans might hope to bring back D’Andre Swift after his first 1,000-yard season. You can see more about the Eagles potential RB solutions here.

Having signed another former 49ers 3rd round pick. The best comparison for Tyrion Davis-Price is Trey Sermon, a previous 49ers 3rd round pick. Sermon was Nick Sirianni’s #1 talking point during training camp and pre-season. With 105 Rushing Yards on 30 attempts in the pre-season, many expected to see Sermon make the Eagles 53 man roster. Not to be waived during the final round of roster cuts.

 

It’s hard to expect much from a depth running back this early into the off-season. But with a new voice behind the offense, perhaps the Eagles won’t waste a roster spot all season like they did with Rashaad Penny.

The Eagles are entering 2024 with multiple holes on the Offensive Line as well. So it’s easy to understand why they made a move on Chiefs practice squad OT Darian Kinnard.
Jack Driscoll and Sua Opeta have been used as backup OL for multiple years. With both set to hit free agency and Tyler Steen expected to assume the RG starting position, it made sense to acquire a depth offensive lineman ahead of the Jason Kelce decision.

Regardless of Kelce’s choice, a $915K contract against a projected cap total of $242-250 Million is nothing if the team is able to get use out of Kinnard.

 

One Final Offensive Signing

The Eagles addressed yet another offensive position with multiple departing free agents.

 

Every Tight End was being underutilized in the Eagles 2023 offense.

Dallas Goedert saw 110 less receiving yards, while playing 2 more games than he did last season. And once again the backup TE’s barely saw any production, 77 yards throughout the entire season for Stoll and Calcaterra. The duo saw a combined 204 yards last season in comparison.

With both Stoll and Okwuegbunam set to have been free agents, it looks like the Eagles have made a decision on their Tight End depth before the off-season truly begins.

A cheap prove it deal for Okwuegbunam. Who only saw 57 offensive snaps in a Tight End room that was lacking production, even when they were missing Dallas Goedert for multiple weeks.

 

Making moves this early in the off-season on multiple offensive free agents means Kellen Moore and Vic Fangio are getting to build their sides of the ball with guys they want on the roster (for now).

We’re still a long way to go from the draft (April 25th) and free agency (March 13th). Who are you hoping to see on the Eagles roster in 2024?

 

Go Birds!

 

 

 

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