Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Sudfeld is back, Stefen Wisniewski is out
The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t done making moves as they have decided to lock in Nate Sudfled while allowing Stefen Wisniewski to walk.
Not a bad first day for the Philadelphia Eagles as they kicked off the NFL Tampering period off right. Although nothing is technically official right now, the Eagles have multiple deals in place. First, they signed veteran defensive tackle Malik Johnson to a three-year contract.
Then, they re-structured veteran left tackle Jason Peters, which has him signed on for 2019 only. And don’t think for a second that Howie Roseman wasn’t going to wheel and deal with somebody for a trade because you better believe that he did. And it just so happens that he got DeSean Jackson back.
Those were the big moves that were made throughout the day, but this is the week where Mr. Roseman does not stop working. With that, he made another two additional moves later on Monday. Fortunately, the Eagles will get one of their own back. But the bad part is that the Eagles are going to allow a player to walk, that technically was expected to be on board for next season.
Stefen Wisniewski’s days in Philly are finished
Stefen Wisniewski had a strange stint in Philly. He took over at left guard early in the 2017 season and was a key piece on the offensive line during the Eagles Super Bowl run. He did so well up front that the Eagles ended up honoring him with incentives that he technically didn’t earn according to his contract. After that run, there was no question that Wisniewski was going to be the starting left guard in 2018, but somehow that ended up changing.
The tables were turned on Wisniewski in 2018. He ended up getting benched for Isaac Seumalo within the first few weeks of the season. While the entire offensive line was struggling, Wisniewski’s struggles didn’t seem bad enough to send him to the bench, but the Eagles did. He ended up revealing that he believes there was some sort of conspiracy against him and that was the reason why he was benched. But the Eagles coaching staff denied that. Conspiracy or not, it all doesn’t matter because the Eagles are declining Wiz’s option and letting him walk free.
Nate Sudfeld comes back on a tender
With Nick Foles out with the Jacksonville Jaguars now, the Eagles need to solidify the backup quarterback position. Although they are more than confident in Carson Wentz’s ability to perform well, there’s still going to be some concern about his durability. Hopefully, the Eagles won’t need to resort to using their backup quarterback this season, but you truly never know.
Sudfeld, unlike the other Free Agent’s on the Eagles, was considered to be restricted. Therefore, the Eagles would have to place a tender on him to make sure that he doesn’t walk. As expected, Sudfeld had a second-round tender placed on him, which is just over $3 million. That should keep Sudfeld in Philly for at least another season.