3. Haloti Ngata, DT
Haloti Ngata seemed non-existent for the Eagles for a lot of the season. A lot of that is because he was dealing with injuries all year long, but when healthy he wasn’t all that sharp either. After registering 17 tackles and one sack in 13 games, I think it’s pretty clear that Ngata is far from the player that he used to be early on in his career.
Also, seeing the defensive line start to pick things up with the return of Timmy Jernigan, it was pretty clear that Ngata was far from a difference-maker up front. At 35-years-old, Ngata may be ready to call it quits soon. He hasn’t played in a full season since 2011. The Eagles need depth at defensive tackle, but Ngata is not reliable enough for the job.
4. Darren Sproles, RB
Darren Sproles had a strange season for the Eagles. In all honesty, I believed that Sproles was finished after he tore his ACL and broke his arm on the same play back in 2017. The Eagles brought Sproles back, and he was out by the second week of the season with a severe hamstring injury. Sproles managed to only appear in six games in 2018.
Thankfully, Sproles had a big game against the Houston Texans, which helped the Eagles inch closer to the playoffs, but aside from that game, his season was pretty forgettable. A 35-year-old running back who played nine games in two years returning is rare. However, the Eagles seem to be overly loyal to Sproles. It’s time to cut ties with the veteran, but the Eagles have a hard time saying goodbye, and I don’t believe they will follow through with doing so.