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Last off season, the Philadelphia Eagles made history by landing some of the hottest free agents on the market. This year, the Eagles have been very silent about who they are trying to deal with, and that’s not a good thing.
After resigning some big names like Trent Cole and DeSean Jackson, the Eagles have seen a lot of their cap space dwindle down. Free agent linebacker Stephen Tulloch already stated he wants around what the Cleveland Browns paid D’Qwell Jackson, which is a 5-year $42.5M deal, and the Eagles honestly won’t do that. But with teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and even the Dallas Cowboys all making headlines in the media for their transactions, the Eagles really need to act smart and get in that signing groove they were in last season.
Free agency has only began within the past couple of days, yet there has been numerous big names taken off the board. The NFC teams have really taken signing some talent into their own hands and the Eagles are the one contending team that has yet to improve. If the Eagles don’t act quick, they’ll find themselves in a similar situation like last year and miss the playoffs. Check out this list of NFC signings:
- WR Randy Moss signed to the San Francisco 49ers
- LB Lofa Tatupu signed to the Atlanta Falcons
- WR Pierre Garcon and WR Joshua Morgan signed to the Washington Redskins
- Washington Redskins traded up to the 2nd overall pick in the NFL Draft to get QB Robert Griffin III (predicted)
- G Carl Nicks and CB Eric Wright signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- WR Brandon Marshall traded to the Chicago Bears
- WR Vincent Jackson signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- CB Brandon Carr and QB Kyle Orton signed to the Dallas Cowboys
Yeah, that’s a lot. Already in a tough division in the NFC East, the Eagles will face the Super Bowl Champions New York Giants, a revived Cowboys team and
a fresh Washington Redskins with RG3 as their quarterback. Scary, indeed. Even if the Eagles do make it to the playoffs, they will have the Saints and 49ers battling for that NFC Champ. spot.
There are still some guys on the market that the Eagles may pick up to add to their hurting defense. Possibly ruling out Stephen Tulloch, London Fletcher has yet to re-sign with the Redskins and may be a great target. It is still early, but the Eagles need to wake up before it’s too late.
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