My guess is there will be about 14-18 new players this season -- fewer than last season. It depends on injuries during training camp, of course.
Sorry, two questions got posted there. As for JB's question about backing up Ertz, that's a big question. My guess is it will be someone new because Brent Celek could retire (or be a cap casualty) and Trey Burton should get a bigger contract elsewhere. I think the Eagles draft a tight end.
To the second question -- I've written about this topic. The Eagles are in a precious window right now. BUT if they draft and develop well, they could do it even with Wentz on a big salary.
Hard for me to say because I'm not an expert on knee injuries -- I go with what I hear from the Eagles and Wentz at this point. Let's see how he looks in the summer. I think patience is required on this one.
I think that's something that could happen. It could be similar to a baseball structure where Howie Roseman is atop and has final say, but Joe Douglas is the general manager.
No, I think Ajayi is the leading rusher and Clement is the third-down running back. I see Clement having more catches, though.
Yes, players can work in the facility. They cannot work with coaches, though.
I think Sproles would have a job here if he wants one, but the Eagles might be crunched on salary cap space and Sproles could potentially play closer to his S. California home. ...Pumphrey has a shot of being the No. 3 or No. 4 RB next season.
I'm not, to be honest. Just happened yesterday.
Best available. And that's not a cliche. They don't have many holes, so they can afford to draft that way. But all things being equal, Eagles will always build along the lines.
They like him and were pleased with how he played this season. But it all depends what the Eagles do in the draft and what happens with Jason Peters. Offensive and defensive line will always be a priority.
I wouldn't say Watkins saved the secondary, but he is versatile. I can see him coming back on a low-cost deal, but he could also see what else is out there. There will be more cornerback opportunities elsewhere.
QB, pass rusher, offensive tackle.
Quarterback, get to the quarterback, protect the quarterback.
So much would have changed. The Eagles wouldn't have signed Alshon Jeffery. They probably would have tried to sign or draft a safety. I don't know the other moves. But no doubt Jenkins and Jeffery were key pieces for the Eagles.
Good point, Chris. I've said this before -- Howie Roseman's strength has always been cap management, and the Eagles know how to navigate this better than anyone on Twitter. They can't spend like the Browns, but they're not surprised by the cap situation.
It depends if they draft a safety or find one in free agency. I think a player like Graham is one they go back to later in free agency depending on what else they do.
I think Mills would be better in the slot, but you can argue he earned the right to be an outside cornerback this season. I can see them mixing and matching in there.
That's far too much in my opinion. I'd do that in a heartbeat. I think a second-round pick is reasonable price.
They'll add a young linebacker or two. The reserves might not be starting caliber. I think that's a position they watch.
It's huge. I look at defense almost like position-less basketball. Don't get caught up in the position names -- find versatile players who can do multiple things. I think the Eagles search for a third safety this year.