Philadelphia Eagles Need to Re-sign These Free Agents

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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) catches a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Free Agent

With the outstanding play of Quarterback Nick Foles, you can expect Philadelphia to allow Mike Vick to walk in the free agent market.  Vick has been a professional in his backup role this year for the Eagles, but he likely will want a starting job, so he is not a priority for the club to re-sign.

Wide Receiver Free Agents

The first area of need that I think Philadelphia must address is at the wide receiver position with both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper.  Maclin of course had the knee injury, and it is unknown whether he will return with the same effectiveness he had prior to his injury.  Riley Cooper is not a speed burning receiving threat, but he’s big and strong, is an effective blocker, and can win the ball in the air.  Between the two, I think Cooper is the priority.  The Eagles will look to add a dynamic playmaker in either the draft or free agency to take some of the pressure off number one wide receiver DeSean Jackson, but Cooper is a known commodity who has developed good chemistry with Nick Foles.  I’m putting Cooper down as a “need to re-sign.”

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