There was the Chuck Bednarik Era.
There was the Ron Jaworski Era.
There was the Reggie White Era.
Sadly the Leodis McKelvin Era will not be joining those special periods in Eagles history.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 8, 2017
Leodis did last longer than Frank Gore, but McKelvin proved to be a mediocre player. He started off okay, but nagging injuries got the best of him. And it wasn’t like he was Troy Vincent to start with.
The Eagles will gain $3.2M in cap space. They need that so they can go get WR help…and maybe go after a CB. Oh the vicious cycle of life.
The Eagles will have their 9th different starting CB combination in 2017 in 11 seasons: pic.twitter.com/t79iyYInV4
— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) February 8, 2017
Nolan Carroll is a free agent. I know there were some reports about the Eagles talking to him, but don’t expect anything to happen there. From what I’ve heard, Carroll isn’t likely to come back.
The Eagles want to get better at CB.
The Eagles want stability at CB.
Carroll won’t help the team get better. And he wouldn’t offer long term stability. He would be a band-aid. The Eagles have had enough of that. They need to find players that can man the corner spots for several years. Jalen Mills has a chance to start at one spot. The Eagles will draft one or two corners and could add one in free agency. They know this is a spot that must be addressed aggressively.
Source: the Eagles have waived DL Connor Wujciak. Spent the 2016 on IR. Former BC standout.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 8, 2017
Not big news, unless you study the DT depth chart very intently. Wujciak was a key UDFA last year, but got hurt and never really got to show what he could do. The Eagles obviously felt they had seen enough or were just ready to move on.
Aziz Shittu was on the practice squad all year and is still on the roster. He showed good promise in the preseason.
Shittu having a solid night, 2nd TFL so far pic.twitter.com/UzKty2a3Tg
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) September 2, 2016
Shittu overpowers guard before getting into the backfield for a TFL pic.twitter.com/PCnfsy6Y4X
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) September 1, 2016
The Eagles are focused on Bennie Logan when it comes to DT. If they lose him, things get interesting. Has Beau Allen shown you enough to start? Do you spend a high pick on a DT? Let’s hope they bring Logan back so the only question is whether they spend a late pick at DT or are pretty happy with depth like Beau Allen, Destiny Vaeao, Shittu and newly signed Justin Hamilton.