Philadelphia Eagles make decisions on ten players

Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Philadelphia Eagles got through Black Monday without very many hitches.

Black Monday came and went, and it appears that the Philadelphia Eagles‘ head coach and executive vice president/general manager (Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman) escaped without being among the casualties. Now, that won’t make all Birds fans happy, but if we don’t know anything else about Eagles chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Lurie, it’s this.

The boss usually allows his leaders an additional year to right their respective ships. There’s still much to be worked out with this team, but step one, now that we know who the head coach and GM will be, is to craft a roster and find two coordinators on offense and defense.

The Philadelphia Eagles make decisions on ten players.

The first Monday of 2021 was a busy one. Everyone from Pederson and Howie Roseman to Brandon Graham, Jalen Hurts, and Zach Ertz met with members of the Philly media.

Carson Wentz was asked to do so as well. He declined. That’s another story for another day, and right around the end of the workday for a lot of people on the East Coast, the Eagles organization made an announcement about ten players on the roster. Here’s the skinny.

Wide receiver Deontay Burnett, tight end Hakeem Butler, running back Elijah Holyfield, safety Blake Countess, defensive tackle Treyvon Hester, cornerbacks Jameson Houston and Lavert Hill, and defensive ends Joe Ostman and Matt Leo all signed future/reserve contracts.

They’ll be around at the start of camp in 2021 to compete for roster spots. The Birds have also agreed to terms on a one-year deal on defensive tackle T.Y. McGill.

Howie Roseman finally discusses Wentz. light. Trending

It appears that the Eagles’ brass isn’t too upset following his penalty that, in essence, ended the game for Philadelphia in Week 17 and that they are still of the belief that Holyfield can help this team win, even though they seem unwilling to play him in a game that counts. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen. Philly’s regular season may be over, but it’s business as usual at the NovaCare Complex.