Philadelphia Eagles: 5 offseason expectations from Howie Roseman

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The Eagles will add a deep threat at WR

The Eagles offense struggled to get the ball downfield at times last year. Adding a deep threat is imperative for Roseman, and that player may be one of the team’s current crop of free agents.

The Eagles brought in the speedy Mike Wallace to replace outgoing receiver Torrey Smith, who was shipped to the Panthers last March. Wallace, who was viewed as an upgrade, didn’t record a single catch for the team after suffering what turned out to be a season-ending fractured fibula in a Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers. Already familiar with the Eagles system and culture, it might be wise – and cost affordable – to bring him back on another one-year deal.

It would give he and quarterback Carson Wentz an opportunity to familiarize themselves with one another, as Wentz was still rehabbing his knee injury throughout last year’s minicamps and training camp.

If the Eagles decide to look elsewhere, former Joe Douglas draftee Breshad Perriman could be a low risk, high reward option. Despite an underwhelming career, the 2015 first-round pick possesses a rare combination of size and speed. At 6-foot-2 with a 4.24-second 40-yard dash, he certainly has the characteristics of an outside threat. Under the tutelage of Eagles coaching, could he put it together?

Other options include Cordarrelle Patterson of the Patriots and John Brown from the Ravens. Each is expected to hit the market, though they’d come at a higher cost. While it appears Antonio Brown will be available via trade, don’t expect Howie Roseman to add that degree of locker room turbulence and his hefty price tag to the Eagles.

The Eagles will add a wide receiver, and their best bet might already be in the building.