Philadelphia Eagles: 5 offseason moves Howie Roseman must make

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With free agency less than one month away, Howie Roseman will make some difficult – and maybe popular – moves to help the Philadelphia Eagles retool.

With free agency now less than one month away, a pivotal offseason awaits Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles. With 10 draft picks and about $45 million in cap space, an injection of youth is necessary for this aging, injury-riddled team. And Roseman is already putting the wheels in motion after the unsurprising news of LB Nigel Bradham‘s option being declined.

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The team has several areas of need, most notably WR and CB. Bradham’s release opens up a spot at LB, which was an area Roseman was going to need to tweak regardless.

So just how will this offseason shape up for the Birds? Could the team spend big on a marquee CB (think Byron Jones), trade for the LionsDarius Slay (I hope not), or make a less inspired move to strengthen the secondary? What about adding an aggressive DE known (around these parts) for an unfortunate hit to the head of the team’s star QB?

Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are both up for new deals (Jenkins based off his terms; McLeod being an actual unrestricted free agent). Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills are both free agents. The secondary will have a different look in 2020.

What about on offense? Does the team bring in a speedster to help open the field for Carson Wentz and Co.? (Yes, I know DeSean will be back, but can you really count on him to stay healthy?)

What about Alshon Jeffery‘s future? Despite the sizable cap hit, he needs to be shown the door. In this case, for the franchise quarterback and team as a whole, it’s addition by subtraction. Goodbye to “anonymous” leaks criticizing the QB, and hello to team chemistry – the main ingredient of the 2017 Super Bowl squad.

There are plenty of flashy names on the market on both sides of the ball, but how does it all play out?

Here are five offseason moves Howie Roseman must make – some popular; some, perhaps, not as much – to fuel the Birds back to championship glory.