4 players the Philadelphia Eagles should avoid extending in 2022

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Greg Ward #84, Philadelphia Eagles
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Greg Ward, wide receiver. 84. player. 54. . .

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward

Greg Ward has been waived, reacquired, promoted to the active roster, and released so many times that it’s almost impossible to remember when it happened and how often it happened without seeking the help of a Google search. He even spent some time in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football as one of the stars of the San Antonio Commanders in 2019.

Ward, though a native of Tyler, Texas and a former college quarterback at the University of Houston with the Cougars, embodies the never-say-never and underdog attitudes made famous by the City of Brotherly Love. There’s just one problem.

He earned the respect of the fans and his teammates a while ago, but it seemed like the Eagles’ leadership structure never warmed up to him. Greg was one of Doug Pederson’s guys, not Nick Sirianni’s, and you know the saying. Perception is reality.

As the 2021 season has worn on, even the people that have cheered for him seem to have lost interest. That drop in the end zone versus the New York Giants didn’t help either.

The Eagles, regardless of what they do and who they add, never seem to get the wide receiver position right, especially that slot position, and now, with a new coaching regime and this feeling that roster turnover is imminent, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Ward returns next season. That is unless he can’t find a better situation and Philly brings him back to their practice squad out of familiarity.