6 Eagles Cap Casualty Cuts to Save Millions This Offseason

If the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to save money this offseason, these 6 players could be in danger

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5. Grant Calcaterra, TE

Pre-June 1 Savings: $941,465
Pre-June 1 Dead Money: $87,070
Post-June 1 Savings: $985,000
Post-June 1 Dead Money: $45,535

Originally a member of the Oklahoma Sooners program, Grant Calcaterra had a strong sophomore campaign in 2018 when he recorded 26 receptions for 396 yards with six touchdowns. He struggled to stay on the field the following year and then walked away from the game for a year due to multiple concussions.

Calcaterra decided to make a comeback and in 2021, he joined the SMU Mustangs where he had 38 receptions for 465 yards with four touchdowns. It was enough for him to get a shot in the NFL as the Eagles selected him in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

After two seasons with the team, Calcaterra hasn’t been able to make much of an impact. He’s appeared in 30 games but has just nine receptions for 120 yards with no touchdowns. The 240 pound tight end has been better at in-line blocking than anticipated but that’s still not an ideal role for him.

Under Kellen Moore, there’s a chance he could be used more as a receiving threat. There’s also just as strong of a chance he could be let go as they look to rebuild behind Dallas Goedert. Doing so would save them just under $1 million with a very minimal hit against the cap.