Grading the Philadelphia Eagles opening week of the NFL New Year
The NFL New Year kicked off last week. With an entire week of negotiations and acquisitions in the books, how did the Philadelphia Eagles grade out?
The Philadelphia Eagles stuck by their words this offseason. As Howie Roseman stood at a podium at the NFL Combine last month, he preached remaining aggressive throughout the Free Agency period of the offseason. Despite having a limited amount of cap space to open up the NFL New Year, Howie does what he does best, and worked the numbers to free up some room.
With the newfound cap space available, Roseman got straight to work and started off the league new year with a bang. Although the Eagles have been a bit quiet since their first wave of moves early last week, they still have upgraded the team in a few different spots whether it was from trading, signing, or even releasing at this point.
During last week alone, the Eagles made five different transactions. They signed a veteran defensive tackle. They traded for an old friend of theirs. One of their own has been sent off to another team, while two other guys are coming in on one-year, prove-it type deals. So with the first wave of moves over the last week, how did the Eagles end up doing?