Well, that’s yet another task that’s taken care of. Everyone’s present and accounted for now. We were all wondering about what was going on at various parts of the offseason. Every time we looked at the Philadelphia Eagles‘ roster, Landon Dickerson sat at the bottom with the ‘unsigned’ designation.
Call it ‘offset language’ or whatever you choose to, but after a while, one question seemed to be everyone’s prevailing theory. Why wasn’t he signed yet?
Everyone calm down. It appears that we’re good now. One day after Philly’s decision to add Steven Nelson, news broke of another key development in their attempts to build a roster. Landon Dickerson put pen to paper on his rookie contract. As you might imagine, Eagles Twitter was all over this one. Take a look at some of the highlights.
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed their entire 2021 NFL Draft class.
So, here we are. Training camp is upon us, and there are no major contractual dilemmas to discuss unless, of course, you’re counting Zach Ertz’s issues as one of them. Even still, we may be out of the woods there as it appears Ertz will report to training camp and be on time.
DeVonta Smith, Milton Williams, Zech McPhearson, Kenneth Gainwell, Marlon Tuipulotu, Tarron Jackson, JaCoby Stevens, Patrick Johnson, and Dickerson are all officially on board. Now the question becomes whether or not these guys are ready to come in, contribute, and be major parts of Philly’s roster going forward.
For Dickerson, that’s a very real possibility. If he’s past the injury concerns that made a considerable portion of the fan base worry following his second-round selection, he could be one of the key pieces this team can build around moving forward.
There were quite a few NFL Draft and college football pundits that were under the impression that this was the best interior offensive lineman in the 2021 draft class. In all honesty, that’s a very good assessment of his potential. Let’s hope this coaching staff helps him to reach every ounce of it.