3 Former Eagles Still Unemployed as OTAs Arrive

These 3 former Eagles are still looking for a home
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2. Zach Cunningham, LB

His opportunity came late in 2023 as well but he made the most out of it.

Zach Cunningham, who was once a promising star for the Houston Texans, didn’t sign with Philadelphia until August 6 last year but made his way to the starting lineup once he was under contract. In 13 games, he recorded 85 tackles, broke up four passes, and had a fumble recovery. 

It was a decent season overall for the Vanderbilt product but at 29 years of age, he was always a stop-gap solution. This wasn’t the same player who once had a league-leading 164 tackles, which is what Cunningham put up in 2020 for the Texans.

He wore out his welcome in Houston, leading to their breakup and he spent time with the Tennessee Titans before landing in Philly. He is still capable of starting, even if he’s not going to put up Pro Bowl numbers but it’s not likely the Eagles give him that chance. They were less than thrilled with the performance of their linebackers in 2023 and have worked to revamp the unit.

The Eagles signed Devin White, Oren Burks, and Zack Baun while selecting Jeremiah Trotter, Jr. in the NFL Draft. Even without the Eagles calling, Cunningham should find a home in 2024, although it might not happen until someone is hurt during camp.