You can criticize the Eagles in just about every way imaginable, but you can’t call the Eagles cheap. They’ve struck out on draft picks and key acquisitions via trade and free agency. But cheap they are not. The front office has assembled a talented roster with a perfect blend of youth and experience that should give the Eagles a chance to win big in 2012. As such, you’d expect the Eagles to be up against it in terms of salary cap, but according to Brian McIntyre of NFL.com, quite the opposite is true–the Eagles still have some serious coin to spend.
At this point in the game, it doesn’t appear that the Eagles have any pressing needs to that would require a big-name, big-money acquisition, but if a player that could help becomes available in the rapidly-shifting NFL landscape, well, they can go get him. And that’s a comforting feeling. Check this out.
Even with a roster composed of big names and big contracts, the Eagles still have $15,879,570 of remaining cap space–the sixth-most in the league and the most in the NFC. Of coure, none of this financial flexibility will be lauded if the Eagles can’t make a deep into the postseason in 2012.