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Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Eric Wilson
Okay, raise your hands if you feel like it didn’t take long for Eric Wilson to wear out his welcome. If you’re in that number, don’t worry about expressing your opinion publicly for fear of backlash. You’re not in the minority.
Wilson’s addition made sense when it happened this past offseason. It was one of those potential low-risk and high-reward things. The problem is, like so many of Howie Roseman’s other decisions about personnel, the reward wasn’t high at all Actually, this move looks even worse with each passing week.
Wilson can’t tackle. Every time he plays, it looks like it’s the first time he’s played with this team, and recently, in Week 8, he found himself in the unenviable position of being the dreaded ‘healthy scratch’.
Hmmm… Maybe that means that he’s already on his way out? No one’s been able to dig up any dirt on that yet, but if that wound up being the case, you wouldn’t hear one complaint. That’s a promise.
There’s this theory that the Eagles put zero stock in upgrading their linebacker corps. It doesn’t take much effort to figure out where those ideas come from, but the Eagles have made some effort. They’ve got some guys (Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards). They also got some youngsters that may just need to be developed (Davion Taylor, Shaun Bradley).
With that being said, moving on from Wilson makes sense. He hasn’t been here long, but we’ve seen teams move off of guys earlier and earlier in recent years.
Philly can find someone to dump him off on (hey, you didn’t think they could move Joe Flacco either). If Wilson isn’t the option, we’d gladly help Genard Avery with his bags if the Eagles move him as a consolation prize.