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2016 NFL Draft Fallout: Eagles veterans potentially on the move?

The Eagles failed to live up to expectations once again last season and it led to the firing of Chip Kelly. Now, heading into a new season w


The Eagles failed to live up to expectations once again last season and it led to the firing of Chip Kelly. Now, heading into a new season with a new coaching staff, new schemes and now a new haul of rookies, there are bound to be some veteran players for Eagles fans to say goodbye to. One of those rookies has sparked a brand new QB controversy in Philly, former North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz. With him in place to be this teams leader going forward, the Eagles need to start building the roster around him and create cap room for the players they develop and bring in for him. Darren Sproles, RB Sproles was one of several impact players brought in by Chip Kelly, and he has actually been very effective in his time with the Eagles, both on offense and special teams. However, the fact that he is 33 and the Eagles have Kenjon Barner and rookie Wendall Smallwood behind him will make his spot pretty insecure – especially as the Eagles would save $3.6 million by cutting him. Stefan Wisniewski, OL Wisniewski may seem like an odd selection for this list as he was signed this offseason. However, one of the Eagles goals during free agency was to add depth to allow flexibility in the draft and then adjust their roster according to their draft class. The fact that the Eagles drafted two versatile o-lineman and Wisniewski’s deal is just for one year, he could be a free agent sooner than he would’ve expected. Chris Maragos, S Maragos, a free agent signing in 2014, has been pretty exclusively a special teamer but, despite being a good one, Jalen Mills offers the Eagles more versatility at a lower cost and at a younger age. Unless Maragos can prove he can start more on defence, I would expect to see him out the door come the regular season.

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

2016 NFL Draft Fallout: Eagles veterans potentially on the move?

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