The Philadelphia Eagles released linemen Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins on Monday (Feb. 25). The Eagles released the linemen in an attempt to go in a different direction with the team, especially after recent struggles have left the Eagles out of the postseason. According to a report from ESPN on Monday, Patterson and Jenkins aren't the only players that Philadelphia could be cutting ties with.
The report states that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is an unrestricted free agent, that cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha needs to take a pay cut or face being released, and that there could be more players to follow those two defensive guys into free agency. By releasing Jenkins, the team saves $4 million from a potential $5.5 million cap hit and releasing Patterson gives the team another $3 million in cap room to play with.
After the Philadelphia Eagles announced they had released two linemen, the defensive line is projected to consist of Cedric Thornton, Antonio Dixon, and Fletcher Cox in the 2013 NFL season. There are likely to be some free agent moves in the near future for Philadelphia as well, but the team really needs to head into the 2013 NFL Draft with high aspirations of improvement. The 2013 NFL draft order should treat them well, but the Eagles need to get the right players to compliment the current roster.
It has already become very clear that the newly hired Chip Kelly is clearing house and that this team could go heavy on the run with LeSean McCoy next season.
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