Eagles Start Free Agency Aggressive, Smart

NFL Free Agency is one of the great mysteries in all of sports. Full of big name players who have made a name for themselves. One would think that filling a roster with these kind of players would lock a team into Championship contention. However, the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles have shown us that is not a method to success.

Learning from their past mistake, the Eagles released their former prized free agent Nnamdi Asomugha, and proceeded to sign 5 players who are not big names, but are known to be decent role players.

The players signed are cornerback Bradley Fletcher, tight end James Casey, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Jason Phillips and nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga. None of the 5 players they signed received contracts longer then three years. It appears that Chung is the biggest name of the group, as he was given a contract that says the Eagles expect him to start. 3-years, $10 million, and a roster bonus of $2.285 million. Fletcher and Phillips will be backups/special teams role players.

Casey appears to be brought in as a 2nd option TE who will help with blocking and allow Brent Celek to focus on getting receptions. Sopoaga is a situational NT who will help out when they go to their 3-4 formation. More then likely he’ll be playing every two downs, depending on the distance of course.

The Eagles are not done yet, as they had 49ers DT Ricky Jean Francois in town for a visit. More then likely others will follow, stay tuned.


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Categories: Eagles, Editorial

Author:Dave Maco

Philadelphia sports fan since 1992. I always say ive seen it all, but my hometown teams never seize to amaze. Not always in a good way. Favorite player on the Eagles is Jason Peters. I feel at his best, Peters is one of the best lineman in team history. Favorite Philadelphia sports moment : The Flyers erasing an 0-3 deficit against the Bruins in the 2010 playoffs.

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