Philadelphia Eagles: Free agent options from the NFC West

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Are there any free agent options from the NFC West for the Philadelphia Eagles?

With limited cap space and needs across the board, the Philadelphia Eagles head into the 2021 offseason looking for answers. They need to shed contracts and part with older veterans while finding some new talent to bring in for this team.

The Eagles won’t be spending big money on the high-end free agents but could hit on some under the radar free agents on low-end deals. The NFC West provides a ton of free agent options for the Eagles and help them be better in 2021. Here are the free agents to look out for from each team in the NFC West.

Los Angeles Rams: Josh Reynolds, WR

The Los Angeles Rams seem to always be spending money and never worry about their future and salary cap. They have players on their team with massive extensions such as Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, along with larger contracts to Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and new quarterback Matthew Stafford. Their wide receiver group looks to be set moving forward with Kupp and Woods, along with Van Jefferson set to take on a bigger role in 2021.

They do have one free agent, however, who could go under the radar and find himself a new home in 2021. That would be wide receiver, Josh Reynolds.

The four-year receiver has been a sneaky good player so far in his career. He’s never had the opportunity to be the top receiver on the team, as they’ve had receivers like Kupp and Woods, along with Brandin Cooks and Sammy Watkins. But Reynolds has major ability and can contribute big time to a wide receiver needy team. And yes, the Eagles are a wide receiver-needy team.

In 2020, Reynolds had his best season production-wise, recording 52 catches and 618 yards.  He only had two touchdowns, but it isn’t easy when you have a ton of red zone targets on the team. Nonetheless, these still aren’t bad numbers for a third option at the receiver position.

If he doesn’t find a way to stay in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Eagles should look into signing Reynolds. They are set to lose the veteran receivers they have on their team, and the other receivers left will be second or third-year players. If they can bring in a veteran guy like Reynolds and have him play a second or third receiver option, it would go a long way in improving this team.