Philadelphia Eagles' free agency needs: Can GM Howie Roseman run it back?

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What is the Eagles' free agency plan?

The Philadelphia Eagles are facing a pivotal offseason as they aim to improve their roster and win their second Super Bowl title in history. General Manager Howie Roseman is facing a challenging task with limited cap space and the possibility of losing some key players in free agency.

Philadelphia's cap space is tight with just $6.6 million available. They may need to either cut players or restructure contracts to free up some room. One possibility is trading cornerback Darius Slay, which would clear his $26.11 million cap hit. If that doesn't happen, the team may not be able to make major moves in free agency.

The Eagles have several notable free agents, including cornerback James Bradberry, defensive tackles Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargreaves, and safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

Bradberry and Gardner-Johnson both played well in 2022, and Cox has spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the Eagles. Some good news, center Jason Kelce, who has played his entire 12-year career in Philadelphia, has resigned for another season, and Brandon Graham has signed a team-friendly one-year deal.

Running back Miles Sanders is also a free agent, and his breakout season could land him a lucrative contract.

Eagles' Needs

Running Back

Bijan Robinson
Bijan Robinson

With Sanders and Boston Scott both set to hit free agency, Philadelphia needs to add depth to its running back position. Bijan Robinson, a former Texas running back, could be a good option in the NFL draft as they hold two first-round picks. Alternatively, free-agent running backs such as Raheem Mostert, David Montgomery, and James Robinson could also be potential targets.


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The team will also need to sign a starting-caliber cornerback, especially if Bradberry does not return. Marcus Peters could be a good free-agent option for Philadelphia. Roseman will likely take a swing at two veterans and one from the draft to fill the need.

Defensive Tackle

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The Philadelphia Eagles require reinforcements at the defensive tackle position, and one possible solution is to retain their own impending free agents, Cox and Hargrave. However, with Lindval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh also available in the free agency market, the Eagles may have to explore multiple options to fortify their interior defense this offseason.

Expect some friendly deals with veterans looking for a Super Bowl ring, and if Georgia's Jalen Carter slides below pick six in the NFL Draft, expect Roseman to make a move.

Philadelphia faces a challenging offseason as they look to improve their roster and compete for a Super Bowl title. With limited cap space and some key free agents, General Manager Howie Roseman will need to be strategic in free agency to address the team's needs and build a championship contender.

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