Stock up, stock down: 5 Philadelphia Eagles on each side of that coin

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3. player. 54. . . . Corey Clement, running back

Every time any Philadelphia Eagles fan looks at Corey Clement, it’s hard not to think about so many of the other ‘Birds’ that this franchise held on to for much longer than they should have.

Come on. No one thought that Darren Sproles was going to stay healthy after 2017. Jason Peters and Vinny Curry have been re-signed far too often. Who knows what this team did see or does see in Mack Hollins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside, but in each one of those situations, we were given signs as to why this team shouldn’t re-sign Corey Clement.

He’s finished both the 2018 and 2019 seasons on the team’s injured reserve. He hasn’t done one thing in 2020 that makes you feel good about him being on this Eagles roster. He’s lived off of his performance in the Super Bowl for almost three years now, but ladies, and gentlemen, he isn’t that guy anymore and may never be that guy again.

54. . . . JJ Arcega-Whiteside, wide receiver. 4. player

What else can be said about JJ Arcega-Whiteside other than bad things? No one wants to keep beating this guy up, but Philly needs to acknowledge that they made a mistake here. He isn’t an NFL wide receiver. He just isn’t.

player. 54. . . . Lane Johnson, right tackle. 5

Lane Johnson is a warrior. His inclusion on a list of Eagles with diminishing stock has nothing to do with his talent or his heart. You can argue that he deserves some Hall-of-Fame consideration, and he’s the best player at his position when he’s healthy.

The problem is he isn’t healthy.

He’s on this list because it’s hard to determine whether or not he’s going to be able to walk out onto the field too many more times in 2020. He’s clearly giving it his all, but something is still wrong with him physically, and this may lead to him spending an extended amount of time on the injury report.