Philadelphia Eagles: 5 offseason expectations from Howie Roseman

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With a key offseason looming, what will Howie Roseman do to help the Philadelphia Eagles return to Super Bowl glory? Here are five reasonable expectations.

Super Bowl LIII is in the books. As the NFL calendar flips into full 2019 offseason mode, the Philadelphia Eagles and 31 other franchises officially begin the tedious task of building a championship-caliber team with their eyes on a Vince Lombardi trophy presentation in South Florida next February serving as the final prize.

The Eagles, fresh with 19 total players eligible for free agency, have some difficult decisions to make.

Tasked with sorting through the pieces and ultimately putting the puzzle together is master salary cap manipulator and Philadelphia Eagles general manager, Howie Roseman, and vice president of player personnel, Joe Douglas. The duo already won one Super Bowl together, and if the Eagles want to bounce back next year, it’ll require a diligent – and perhaps unpopular – offseason ahead.

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Do they re-sign Brandon Graham? Will they address the need at running back? What happens with Nick Foles? Will they make any trades? Who are the unexpected roster cuts?

Already there are a plethora of intriguing story-lines around the NFL, some of which have relevance to the Eagles and their offseason plans.

The Eagles’ interstate counterpart Pittsburgh Steelers have two play-makers up for grabs between running back Le’Veon Bell and disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown, the latter likely available via trade.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have apparently fallen out of terms with 2017 first-round pick, Leonard Fournette. The former LSU Fighting Tiger could be a name to watch as the Eagles possibly look to strengthen their backfield.

Then there’s 24-year-old Kareem Hunt, released by the Chiefs in late November following video evidence showing a physical altercation between himself and a woman stemming from a February 2018 incident in Cleveland. Hunt, who is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list, is expected to make a return sooner than later.

Then there’s the draft. Strapped with a projected nine picks for April’s three-day event, including No. 25 overall and picks No. 21 and No. 25 in round two, the Eagles have their fair share of draft ammunition to replenish an aging roster.

While all the answers will soon unfold, here are five reasonable predictions you can expect from Howie Roseman, Joe Douglas, and the Philadelphia Eagles.