Looking Ahead: Eagles Who Will Not Return in 2014

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Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Carolina Panthers offensive line and Philadelphia Eagles defensive line get set for a play during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won the game 14-9. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

4) Clifton Geathers, Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End:

Result: Gone.

Geathers may sign a contract with the Eagles in time for Training Camp should no other team bring in the massive lineman before then, but he’ll have every opportunity to do so.

5) Cedric Thornton, Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End (Exclusive Rights)

Result: Re-signs with Eagles.

Thornton cannot negotiate with other teams, and his emergence as a starter at left defensive end make this one of the easier calls. He’ll be tendered an offer, keeping him an Eagle for 2014.

6) Phillip Hunt, Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker

Result: Gone.

Hunt, a former defensive end in Andy Reid’s 4-3 defense, missed the entire season with a partial ACL tear. The Eagles are likely to spend big on a pass rusher and already have Jason Phillips, Travis Long and newly-signed Josh Kaddu coming in to compete. Hunt qualifies as another possibility to receive an offer from the Eagles should nobody else bring him in before camp, but it’s unlikely.