Philadelphia Eagles: Guesses on who stays, leaves during free agency

Anthony Harris #28, Steven Nelson #3, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Alex Singleton, Philadelphia Eagles
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Here’s how the Philadelphia Eagles handle the most difficult decisions.

Okay, we’ve reached the toughest decisions, at least from our vantage point. Something tells us that the Eagles have made their minds up already.

Boston Scott (stays)

Boston Scott and Greg Ward are alike in a lot of ways. They both have worked their tails off since joining the Eagles to prove that they belong on the active roster. They both have watched the leadership structure do everything that they can to give guys who are less-talented more opportunities.

Is JJ Arcega-Whiteside or Jalen Reagor better than Greg Ward? Exactly! That’s what Ward has to deal with when he shows up for work. Boston Scott isn’t what you’d call a favorite either. Like Ward, however, all he does is make plays, and there’s no way Howie Roseman and his guys can go into the offseason denying that.

Miles Sanders gets hurt a lot. Kenneth Gainwell is a nice change of pace, but he isn’t an every-down player. Scott brings this rare mix of durability, reliability, and being able to help in the passing and running game to the table.

WE have faith in Philly’s brass. They’ve finally gotten the picture. Boston Scott has earned his place, and now, all the Birds have to do is find a workhorse to round this roster out.

Alex Singleton, linebacker (stays)

Alex Singleton fell short of his goal of setting the single-season franchise record for tackles, and he tried to do too much early. He settled down though, and now, following a nice close to the campaign, Singleton may have earned himself a job going forward.

The Eagles have to go out and get a game-changer this offseason at the linebacker position, but they need depth too. Singleton has proven that he can play in this league, and it’s wise for the Birds to keep their better young stars around. There’s nothing wrong with having a guy with starting experience as a reserve.