3. Shaun Bradley
Shaun Bradley isn’t the biggest name, but he’s still someone the Eagles must extend. The 26-year-old has carved out a roster spot as a reliable depth piece and special teams contributor over the last few years.
The Eagles are already fortunate to have Hasson Reddick, Nolan Smith, and Nakobe Dean at the LB position, but depth is important, too.
Despite only starting in one of his 45 career games, Bradley still managed to rack up 45 total tackles (29 solo) and a defended pass. He also played 80% of special teams snaps in 2022, highlighting just how much the Eagles trust him.
Philadelphia is going to have to sign LB depth next offseason anyway, so it makes sense to bring Bradley back instead of going with a new face or an unproven rookie. He already knows the playbook and gets along with his teammates well.
Like Watkins, a Bradley extension doesn’t need to be long, either. A one- or two-year deal to keep a consistent depth LB/special teamer comes at virtually no risk with a decent amount of upside.