3 Eagles Veterans Who Will Be Cut Following The NFL Draft

These 3 veterans might not be with the Eagles much longer.
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The Philadelphia Eagles had a solid draft, once again. They added two starting-caliber players with their first two selections (cornerbacks Quinyon Mitchell from Toledo and Cooper DeJean from Iowa) and continued to make their picks count after that. They filled depth at important spots — such as the offensive line — and even found a defensive end to groom in Jalyx Hunt from Houston Christian.

Following the draft, they made a few significant signings as well with several undrafted free agents joining the team. Add up all the rookies and there are a few veterans who are going to have to fight for their roster spots. Here we identify three who could be released before the 2024 season begins.

3. DeVante Parker, WR

The Eagles added DeVante Parker on a one-year deal this offseason. Parker had 1,202 yards for the Miami Dolphins back in 2019 but never recaptured that magic. He was released by the New England Patriots after just two seasons and had his eyes set on the WR3 job behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

Parker had a shot at that but this might have changed thanks to the draft. The Eagles picked up two wide receivers — Ainais Smith from Texas A&M in Round 5 and Johnny Wilson from Florida State in Round 6.

Smith is a slot receiver with a lot of quickness whereas Wilson is a 6-foot-6 option who can play a power-slot role. The combination of the two might be enough to force Parker off the team before he gets a chance to take a regular-season snap.