Sep 28, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly on the sideline against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi
Even though the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly made all the headlines during free agency, the birds still have quite a few holes on their roster. Safety, guard and wide receiver are all positions that have become weaker due to moves made over the past couple of weeks or so.
There could also be an argument made that the team should also look at another quarterback or cornerback. Yet it seems that Kelly is actually pretty high on newly acquired quarterback Sam Bradford. But we have also learned to take what Kelly says to the media “with a grain of salt.” At cornerback, the team did sign two free agents in Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond. Maxwell will start on one side and Thurmond will compete with Brandon Boykin and Nolan Carroll for the other spot.
The positions I mentioned earlier have all lost former starters and haven’t been addressed in any way, shape or form yet. Philadelphia lost Nate Allen at safety, released former starting guard Todd Herremans and didn’t want to pay wide receiver Jeremy Maclin what the market dictated his price would be. So how will Kelly and the Eagles look to fill those holes with a dwindling pool of free agents available and the draft almost a month away? Let’s take a look.