THE object of the game is to get better than we were. The question is: Did we?
With the expiration of some contracts, we lost players like RB’s Darren Sproles and LeGarrette Blount; DT Beau Allen; TE Trey Burton, LB Nigel Bradham and CB Patrick Robinson. An additional hole was created with the release of TE Brent Celek.
As for those holes, the Eagles replaced Allen with DT Haloti Ngata, in a move that could actually be seen as an upgrade. Bradham was brought back on a new deal. The loss of Robinson was offset by the trade of WR Torrey Smith for CB Daryl Worley. We also added DE Michael Bennett in case we have to cut DE Vinny Curry for cap space. We also added a back-up LB in Corey Nelson.
Remaining holes going into Day 2 of Free Agency? TE and uh… well nothing. At least as far as players are concerned. However, we still need to make a ton of space to get under the salary cap. Technically we don’t actually have to be compliant until Week One, but the sooner we are, the easier everyone will sleep.
All and all though, it wasn’t a bad Day 1. It was pretty green actually.
It will be painful to see Curry leave because he has potential to be a star in the league. Really was quite a force. But if anyone that signs him will expect more snaps out of him. Im not sure he will hold up in that role.
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I’m sure he could hold up to the extra downs, but I think if he has to play more downs he’d be less of a force against the run. I think most teams would play him at LDE instead of RDE like we did.