Eagles that may struggle to earn jobs following Philly’s amazing offseason

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How might Jordan Davis’ addition and a potential swan song for Fletcher Cox affect the defensive line?

The Eagles can be credited with one thing both in-season and out, holding their cards close to the vest. That is with the exception of how they handle the interior of the defensive line of course.

Vice president/general manager Howie Roseman has never hidden how this team wants to do business. Building this roster begins with the construction of the defensive line’s interior, and they work from there.

With so much attention being given to how the Birds may be transitioning from the traditional 4-3 base scheme to the 3-4 (or a scheme that includes multiple looks and maybe a combination of both theories), no one knows how the depth chart might look or how many defensive tackles/nose tackles the Eagles might keep, but it stands to reason that, unless he’s traded, Fletcher Cox will be here. We also know that Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams, and Jordan Davis make the squad.

All of a sudden, Marlon Tuipulotu, Marvin Wilson, and Renell Wren look like fringe guys, but we’d expect Tuipulotu to be higher on the depth chart than Wilson, Wren, and undrafted rookie Noah Elliss.

2022 Cap Hit/Dead Cap Money

Noah Elliss is battling his way back from some injury issues, and the Eagles gave him a lot of guaranteed money anyway. Like the aforementioned Kennedy Brooks, Elliss is making $240,000 in guaranteed dollars.

According to Spotrac, Renell Wren signed a one-year deal worth $895,000. That includes a signing bonus of $15,000 and a workout bonus of $10,000. He counts as $850,000 against the cap and as $15,000 in dead cap value.

Elliss, on the other hand, has a cap hit of $708,333 and the entire guaranteed amount, $240,000, counts against the cap if he’s released.