7 Former Eagles Who Remain Unsigned Heading Into the NFL Draft

These seven former Philadelphia Eagles are still unsigned heading into NFL Draft Week.
Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35)
Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35) / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Rashaad Penny

Speaking of the running back situation, Rashaad Penny's back in the free-agent pool following a lone season in Philadelphia.

There was quite a bit of excitement when the Eagles inked Penny last offseason. After all, he's been an electric playmaker during his NFL career, with two seasons averaging at least 6.1 yards per carry. However, numerous injuries prevented the former first-rounder from ever fulfilling his true potential.

Penny had the chance to reignite his career in Philly given the team's stout offensive line and run-focused approach. Yet, Penny curiously played in just three games during the 2023 campaign, often being designated as a healthy scratch.

We have no idea why Penny didn't see more playing time, but Brian Johnson clearly struggled leading this unit last season, so it's unclear if it was coaching incompetence that's the main factor here or something else.

While Penny doesn't have a job at the moment, that could change in the coming days, as his old team, the Seattle Seahawks, recently hosted him for a workout. If Seattle doesn't address RB in the draft, Penny may end up re-signing in Seattle ahead of training camp.

3. Shaquille Leonard

Unfortunately, Shaquille Leonard was another player who disappointed in a short-lived run with the Eagles.

Philadelphia was in desperate need of linebacking help heading into the second half of the season, and Leonard's release by the Indianapolis Colts opened the door for the three-time First Team All-Pro to give this defense a boost. Considering his résumé and playmaking when healthy, it's no wonder the Eagles took a flyer on the veteran.

Yet, it became abundantly clear why the Colts elected to move on from Leonard. He was nowhere near the disruptive force as hoped, recording a meager 23 tackles and 1.0 sacks in five contests.

Leonard now finds himself as one of a few big-name former stars still in search of a next contract.