Philadelphia Eagles worst free-agent signings under Howie Roseman

Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Leodis McKelvin #21, Philadelphia Eagles
Leodis McKelvin #21, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

Here are a few bad Eagles signings that are easy to forget.

As bad as Howie’s been at evaluating the wide receiver position, he’s been equally inept at finding starting cornerbacks. We can point to his decision to use a second-round selection on Sidney Jones, who ruptured his Achilles right before 2017’s NFL Draft. We can also point to the signing of Leodis McKelvin (2016).

It was sad to see wide receiver Steve Smith fail. No, not that Steve Smith. You know… the other one, the guy we got from the New York Giants. Sure, we can throw shade in Chip Kelly‘s direction for Byron Maxwell, Walter Thurmond, DeMarco Murray, and Miles Austin, but we can’t let Howie’s signings of Rueben Randle and Isaiah Trufant go.

Oh, well. You live and you learn. Sometimes, gambling on these guys is like standing at the blackjack table, but there are a few guys whose names still bother us when we see them mentioned, Vince Young for instance (even though he did beat the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football).

Hopefully, this will be an offseason in which all of the numbers hit. That will help us get over the guys who land on our list of the top five worst signings during Howie’s tenure as G.M.

Take a deep breath. Try not to get emotional.