Saturday, February 13, 2016

Evaluating the offseason so far

How do the moves the Eagles made in the offseason compare with the moves made the three teams that finished ahead of them in the NFC East?

Evaluating the offseason so far


There is plenty of roster shuffling to be done between now and the start of the season, but the issue of the Eagles' relative place among the competition in the NFC East that was raised in the comments associated with another entry made us wonder how the moves the Eagles made compare to those made by the rest of the NFC East.

As you know, the Birds finished last in the division at 8-8 and were the only one of the four teams not to reach the postseason.

From among the returning players, having Donovan McNabb and LJ Smith at 100 percent makes them much stronger than they were last year, as does the seeming emergence of Stewart Bradley at middle linebacker.

Here is a list of free agents signed, trades made and players drafted, along with the players lost for each of the four teams, with some help from Fox Sports.

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Free agents

LB Rocky Boiman
DE Chris Clemons
DT/FB Dan Klecko
K/P Richmond McGee
CB Asante Samuel
TE Kris Wilson
RB Lorenzo Booker
DT Trevor Laws
WR/KR DeSean Jackson
DE/OLB Bryan Smith
OL Mike McGlynn
S/KR Quintin Demps
DB Jack Ikegwuonu
OT Mike Gibson
LB Joe Mays
LB Andy Studebaker
OT King Dunlap
CB Will James
DE Jevon Kearse
DT Ian Scott
LB Takeo Spikes
FB Thomas Tapeh

Free agent

LB Zach Thomas
CB Pacman Jones
RB Felix Jones

CB Mike Jenkins
TE Martellus Bennett
RB Tashard Choice
CB Orlando Scandrick
DE Erik Walden
LB Akin Ayodele
S Keith Davis
TE Anthony Fasano
DT Jason Ferguson
FB Oliver Hoyte
RB Julius Jones
CB Nathan Jones
CB Jacques Reeves


Free agents
QB David Carr
LB Danny Clark
G Jacob Hobbs
S Sammy Knight
DL Brian Soi
FS Kenny Phillips
CB Terrell Thomas
WR Mario Manningham
LB Bryan Kehl
LB Jonathan Goff
QB Andre’ Woodson
DE Robert Henderson
K Shane Andrews
DT William Joseph
LB Kawika Mitchell
S Andrew Shanle
LB Reggie Torbor
S Gibril Wilson
DL Manuel Wright

Free agent
QB Derek Devine
CB Patrick Ghee
WR/KR Jerome Mathis
WR Devin Thomas
TE Fred Davis
WR Malcolm Kelly
T Chad Rinehart
CB Justin Tryon
P Durant Brooks
S Kareem Moore
QB Colt Brennan
DE Rob Jackson
S Chris Horton
QB Mark Brunell
WR Reche Caldwell
WR Brandon Lloyd
CB David Macklin
S Pierson Prioleau
OT Kevin Sampson

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