5 Eagles Leaving Philadelphia in the New Year

Philadelphia Eagles fans shouldn't be surprised if these five players find their way out of the City of Brotherly Love at some point in 2024.

Rashaad Penny is one of five Eagles who are likely leaving Philadelphia in the New Year.
Rashaad Penny is one of five Eagles who are likely leaving Philadelphia in the New Year. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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5. Shaq Leonard, LB

After being waived by the Indianapolis Colts, it didn't take long for linebacker Shaq Leonard to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles at the beginning of December. It was a much-needed signing for Philadelphia seeing as the LB room has been plagued by injuries throughout the campaign.

Leonard was productive through his first three appearances in a Philly jersey, racking up 13 tackles, two tackles for lost yardage, and a sack. His playing time has also increased with each passing game, going from 17% of defensive snaps in Week 14 to 46% in Week 15 and 86% in Week 16.

But as good as Leonard has been, returning next season isn't guaranteed. Whether the Eagles win the Super Bowl or not, he's likely going to command more than the $1.5 million salary he's on now when he hits free agency. For reference, his last deal with the Colts saw him earning about $19.7 million annually.

The Eagles have been willing to let linebackers walk in the past and Leonard won't be any different unless he takes a major pay cut.

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