Philadelphia Eagles worst free-agent signings under Howie Roseman

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Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles
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Howie Roseman is on everyone’s mind as the Eagles approach free agency.

Conflicting emotions will get you every time. Is it possible to be overcome with excitement and be scared to death at the same time? You better believe it is! With draft capital, including three first-rounders in the coming NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have to feel like Thor walking around with Mjölnir. There’s only one problem, and it’s a big one.

The last time we gave the Eagles’ front office the once over, Howie Roseman was still the vice president and general manager, meaning he’ll be in Philly’s war room leading another selection meeting. No one has to be reminded of what that means.

Once Derek Barnett hits the dusty trail, every member of Philadelphia’s 2017 eight-man draft class will be gone after five years. It’s hard to screw things up that badly, but we’ve seen enough of Howie’s work to understand. He can hit the bullseye from time to time, but he can eschew Justin Jefferson for Jalen Reagor too.

Before we reach the draft, we’ll arrive at free agency to begin the new league year, and Howie’s had his ups and downs there as well.

When he’s been on, he’s really been on (Brandon Brooks, Nick Foles, and Malcolm Jenkins), but he’s had a few snafus with wielding the ink pen. This is a story about his failures.

Hopefully, this won’t dampen the mood, but we thought we’d take a walk down memory lane. With rumors swirling and suggestions being tossed out about the best courses of action, here are the worst signings by Philadelphia with Roseman as G.M.