Eagles Looking to Make Off Season Moves


In 2016, one of the most surprising teams in the NFL were the Philadelphia Eagles. Due to the fact that they were starting a rookie quarterback, many people thought that the Eagles would have a hard time struggling all year. At the beginning of the season, the Eagles were one of the best teams in the league and they won their first few games. However, the team ended up struggling towards the end and the Eagles ended up missing the playoffs.

While the Eagles had some success last year, and have a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future, the team is still looking to make some moves late this off-season to make them better (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2715764-rounding-up-latest-philadelphia-eagles-offseason-buzz). One way that the Eagles are looking to improve is by adding another wide receiver to the team. While the majority of the free agents have been picked up, including the Eagles adding Alshon Jeffrey a few months ago, the Eagles are looking for towards the waiver wire to find another player. The Eagles were reportedly very interested in adding Jeremy Maclin after he was waived by the Chiefs, but Maclin ended up signing with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Eagles are also looking for ways to improve their offensive line. For several seasons, the Eagles’ offensive line has been led by tackle Jason Peters. While they just added another year to his contract, the Eagles are considering moving Peters to the guard position. This will allow two of the younger linemen to get more experience playing, which could be a great long-term move for the team. The Eagles are also supposedly shopping center Jason Kelce, which should help to clear up cap space and allow for the team to make room for some younger draft picks.

The Eagles offense is also looking for ways to make way for LeGarrette Blount. LeGarrette Blount spent the lat few years with the New England Patriots and has the reputation for being one of the top power backs in the league. Blount will be able to help set up the passing game and will be a great option when it comes to getting a few needed yards late in the game. While it was thought that LeGarrette Blount would be used for particular situations only, it now appears that he could end up being the feature back of the offense and get the bulk of the carries.