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Three moves Eagles can still make to be
The revamped their offense this offseason, giving franchise quarterback more speed Shaquille O'Neal Jersey at the wide receiver positions in an effort to provide more speed acro s the board. , , and were selected in the draft, adding to a young nucleus of , , and at the still positions. Veterans like , and are still major contributors to the roster aided by the offseason acquisition of .Philadelphia's offensive line has moved on from (for now), trusting to be the franchise left tackle. Even with Dillard, the Eagles still boast one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. The Eagles will rely on the offensive line to protect Wentz, who did start and finish all 16 regular season games last season but left the playoff lo s in the opening quarter with a head injury.The Eagles added more speed on defense as well. Philadelphia signed and in free agency while moving over to safety and drafted in an effort to restructure the secondary. was added to the defensive line and Philadelphia selected linebackers and in the draft. A faster defense with coaching staff changes in Marquand Manuel (defensive backs coach) and Matt Burke (defensive line coach) are the adjustments the Eagles believe will make them a top-10 unit again.Coaching changes were made on the offensive side of the ball too. The Eagles want more big plays downfield, adding new wrinkles to the offense with former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello (named senior offensive a sistant) and the promotion of Pre s Taylor to pa sing game coordinator. Philadelphia also added former NFL wideout Aaron Moorehead as wide receivers coach, the Eagles' fifth different coach there in five years under Doug Pederson. Even with a new-look roster, the Eagles project to be a playoff team and a NFC East contender - Khem Birch Jersey - but not good enough to compete and win a Super Bowl. $24.7 million in cap space to spend, so more offseason moves can be made if they want to evolve their roster and become a Super Bowl contender. They could roll into 2020 with the roster they have and take their chances, but adding more depth at certain positions is paramount, especially with Wentz heading into the prime of his career.Here's a look at three moves the Eagles need to make to become one of the top teams in the NFC, with the first one being the biggest priority and the last one the least of their concerns:1. Add a veteran pa s rusherThe Eagles value the pa s rush on the edge too much to let this slip. and are more than fine as starters at defensive end, but the Eagles have plenty of question marks here. was impre sive as a rotational pa s rusher and as a No. 4 defensive end, but is he ready to fill role as the No. 3 defensive end behind Graham and Barnett? Conventional wisdom says yes, but the Eagles are risking a lot if last year was just a mirage instead of Sweat naturally progre sing as an edge rusher. The Eagles traded a 2021 fourth-round pick for and spent a 2019 fourth-round pick on . The edge rushers played a 33 defensive snaps in 2010 -- all of which were by Avery, who was acquired at midseason. One of those two are in line to become the No. 4 defensive end, asked to fill Sweat's role from last year.What about Barnett? Are the Eagles convinced he can be better than an edge rusher that flashes at times than disappears on other occasions? Or would Barnett (and Graham) be more effective splitting the snaps with a veteran on the Anfernee Hardaway Jersey edge that can get to the quarterback? Perhaps the answer is , who can play on the edge when and are lined up at defensive tackle. But is Jackson going to be fully recovered from his LisFranc injury?Here's where comes in. While Griffen isn't planning on signing with any team until he can visit team facilities, 74.5 sacks in 10 seasons is nothing to scoff at. Griffen has just 13.5 sacks over the past two seasons, but had 35 pre sures and 13 hurries in 15 games last season. Griffen may not be a starter anymore, but can still get to the quarterback. Sounds like an ideal fit for a No. 3 edge rusher that can start on a one-year deal. would be great for the Eagles defense, but he doesn't appear to be an option at this time. Perhaps the Eagles have a change of heart and can land Clowney at an affordable price, but Philadelphia should focus on adding one of those two edge rushers. could also enter the picture as Penny Hardaway Jersey he's played in Jim Schwartz's scheme before with the . Schwartz's defense doesn't excel without a good pa s rush and the Eagles place a huge premium on rotating players and getting to the quarterback consistently.Seems foolish to just pa s on two defensive ends in Griffen and Clowney who could make the defensive line even better.2. Re-sign Jason PetersThis isn't about the Eagles' faith in Andre Dillard and whether he can start at left tackle for this team for the 2020 season and beyond. This is about having a reliable backup offensive tackle in case Dillard or goes down with an injury. The Eagles' current backup tackles are and , both of whom have never played a single regular season snap of NFL football. Are the Eagles going to enter a season with such unproven commodities at the No. 3 tackle position, especially in a year where Wanogho (a 2020 sixth-round pick) doesn't have any minicamp reps because of the coronavirus pandemic? Let's not forget Mailata can't get on the field because of multiple back injuries that appear to be recurring (stre s fracture in rookie year and disc protrusion in the L5 area last season), landing him on injured reserve both years he's played.Generalizations are ridiculous. Signing Peters doesn't mean he's going to start at left tackle in place of Dillard or Dillard has to look over his shoulder every time he mi ses a block or doesn't get to his blocker quick enough. This is about protecting a franchise quarterback in case Dillard or Johnson mi s games due to injury with a future Hall of Famer and (still) a top-10 tackle in the league.Dillard has a lot of potential and the Eagles have to see if their 2019 first-round pick can play at this level, but having Peters around as insurance and a veteran mentor will pay huge dividends for Dillard's confidence going forward. Bring Peters back and give Mailata and Wanogho the nece sary reps to develop in training camp and preseason. Protect Wentz at all costs Darrell Armstrong Jersey . It's that simple.3. Add a veteran running back is mulling his options and wants more money than he's worth (does he deserve to be paid nearly $4 million a year?). Freeman averaged a career-low 3.6 yards per carry last season as foot and knee injuries have limited his effectivene s. Freeman has just 724 rushing yards and played only 16 games the past two years. That's a steep price for Philadelphia, even if he would be an ideal No. 2 running back behind Miles Sanders, leaving Boston Scott in the Darren Sproles role (he still would get the same amount of snaps if Freeman was on the roster).Now for the potential reunion. The Eagles are in

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