Eagles in free agency, or what free agency could become

Quintin Mikell is one of six Eagles who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents this offseason. (Ron Cortes/Staff File Photo)

Here are the players who absolutely are eligible to be unrestricted free agents whenever there is free agency, assuming they aren’t franchised:

David Akers, K

Ellis Hobbs, CB

Bobby McCray, DE

Quintin Mikell, S

Michael Vick, QB

Reggie Wells, OL

What happens: The Eagles are expected to try to retain Vick, Akers and probably Mikell, from a leadership standpoint. Very unlikely they try to keep McCray or Wells.

The following players would be restricted free agents, under last year’s rules, which said you had to have served 6 years to be unrestricted. We don’t know what the threshold for unrestricted free agency might be in a new CBA:

Stewart Bradley

Nick Cole, G/C

Omar Gaither, LB

Antoine Harris, S

Jerome Harrison, RB

Max Jean-Gilles, G

Akeem Jordan, LB

Dimitri Patterson, CB

Sav Rocca, P

Ernie Sims, LB

What happens: If they are restricted, I would expect the Eagles to tender Bradley, Harrison, Jean-Gilles, Patterson, and Rocca, at least. If any of them is unrestricted, that makes it more complicated.




Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here.

Continue Reading