There are some familiar faces to the Philadelphia Eagles on the defensive side of the ball as well.
The signs should be pretty clear here. Vinny Curry has always been overvalued. After the Eagles selected him 59th-overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, he’s been average at best. He just doesn’t see himself that way, and neither does some of his coaches.
That isn’t his fault though because he keeps on earning these massive deals. Curry is never going to be an All-Pro. He’s never going to be voted to a Pro Bowl, but perhaps the fact that Philly let him walk in the offseason and no one picked him up is evidence that it’s time for the “Birds” to officially and finally cut ties with “75” and do so for good. Sometimes, it feels like a relationship neither side can walk away from.
Now, this one is interesting. Nigel Bradham lost a step or two last season and seemed to be out of position more often than Eagles fans have gotten accustomed to seeing, but since Philly allowed him to walk in March, other teams haven’t been beating his door down.
If the “Birds” can get someone with his talent at a discount, this could be a good thing.
Take everything that was just said about Bradham, throw in the mention of back surgery in 2018, and you’ve got Timmy Jernigan. To his credit, he’s been better than most would have thought after undergoing that procedure, but it’s clear that, at this point in his career, he may not be a starting-level defensive tackle. What he can be, however, is an above-average rotational player, especially if he’s inexpensive.
The Eagles are loaded at defensive tackle though.
Mychal Kendricks and Curry were actually a part of the same draft class. Who would have thought that all of that drama with this former Eagles linebacker wanting to leave Philly and his subsequent dismissal would have led to name-shaming and insider trading accusations?
Believe it or not, Mychal Kendricks is still available and among the active NFL free agents. The question is, who would want him now?