Philadelphia Eagles: 5 offseason moves Howie Roseman must make

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Time for a youth movement

It’s time to move on from a handful of familiar faces and make room for the younger guys. Jason Peters is a future Hall of Famer, and his time in Philly is up. The future is now with Andre Dillard, and he needs to take over the left tackle spot.

Darren Sproles (who has already accepted a team ambassador role) is out. Nelson Agholor (thankfully) will be gone. Nigel Bradham is on his way out. Rodney McLeod is likely gone, as are Ronald Darby, Timmy Jernigan, and (possibly) Malcolm Jenkins.

Howie Roseman expressed his desire for a youth movement, and with this list of players leaving, he’s manifesting his wishes. While all these players will forever be a part of Philadelphia for their remarkable efforts in 2017, it’s time to move forward.

This will be one of the most pivotal, fascinating offseasons in recent memory, and perhaps the biggest for Howie Roseman yet. With a full allotment of draft picks, salary cap room (even with Alshon Jeffery’s potential dead money), and roster openings, it’ll be interesting to see how everything plays out.

Roseman has seen both the highs and lows of offseason moves, and hopefully he remembers these lessons and allocates capital accordingly: draft DBs (yes, plural), sign a WR (and draft another), get rid of toxic energy (i.e. Alshon Jeffery), and strengthen the entire team by bringing in the most impactful free agent available, Jadeveon Clowney.

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Time will soon tell.