Looking Ahead: Eagles Who Will Not Return in 2014

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Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones (8) punts during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Eagles won 49-20. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

10) Donnie Jones, Philadelphia Eagles Punter

Result: Re-signs with Eagles.

Donnie Football should be the first player re-signed, and rightfully so. The first-year Eagle and ten year veteran set a team record for most punts inside the 20 with 33, having fended off LSU rookie Brad Wing fairly easily during the summer to win the job after being initially considered a long-shot.

Tallying up the numbers, only four of the ten players scheduled to hit free agency on the Eagles would return. While this may seem low, Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid and Howie Roseman let every scheduled free agent hit the market following the 2010 season, just before the infamous Dream Team off-season. While Roseman has been quoted as saying there will “never be an off-season like that again”, it is natural for new coaches to want to get as many of “their” players into the system as possible. Next year’s roster could end up having even more turnover than what was fielded in 2013, and deciding the futures of these ten players is just the first step.