3 Eagles Fighting For Their Jobs After Free Agency

These Eagles need to prove themselves to keep their roles on the team.
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During the NFL owners' meeting, the Philadelphia Eagles were a hot topic. There was a call to ban the infamous 'tush push' play but in the end, there was no rule change. While the Eagles won't have to take that out of their game plan, there will be plenty of other changes to watch in 2024.

Most notable will be the change in offense and defensive coordinator. There will also be some new faces including Saquon Barkley and Bryce Huff. Philadelphia will even have to get used to life without Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox, who both retired.

With all of that going on, let's dive into the roster and identify three players who will be fighting for a role following free agency.

3. Tyler Steen, Guard

With Jason Kelce gone, the Eagles will turn to Cam Jurgens as their new starting center. Jurgens was added in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft and started 11 games this past season at guard. With him moving inside, Tyler Steen is projected to take over as the right guard.

A third-round pick out of Alabama in 2023, Steen appeared in 11 games and made one start as a rookie. He didn't fare well, especially in pass protection, but the former tackle has enough talent to get the job done. But he won't have an especially long leash.

Philadelphia made sure to protect themselves in free agency by signing Matt Hennessy who started 22 games at center for the Atlanta Falcons. If Steen is unable to hold the job down, the Eagles could either try Hennessy at guard, or have him take over in the middle with Jurgens sliding one spot to the right.