3 available free agents who could make a run at an Eagles roster spot

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. . Trey Flowers, EDGE. . player. 50.

The Eagles should always feel like they have enough room to add someone like Trey Flowers.

Whenever teams start scribbling names on draft cards on the third day of any NFL Draft, they’re normally crossing their fingers and hoping for the best at that point. Bill Belichick’s draft-day genius, or lack thereof, has been debated a lot recently, but things couldn’t have gone any better for him or the New England Patriots than when they snagged Trey Flowers during Round 4 of the 2015 selection meeting with the 101st overall selection.

Flowers has gone on to amass 261 total tackles and 31.5 sacks in 75 career games. He even won two Super Bowl rings with the Pats (Super Bowl (LI, LIII) and worked his way onto the New England Patriots 2010s All-Decade Team.

The problem is, since he made the decision to follow Matt Patricia to the Motor City as a free agent, nothing has gone right. He’s seemingly been swallowed up by the black hole that continues to dine on the Lions franchise and hopes, and because of injuries, he’s only seen the field for 14 games of the past two seasons. That’s probably a huge factor in no one picking him up yet.

Now, let’s do some inventory, we’ve mentioned a championship pedigree, injuries, and availability. If you’re the Birds, you might want to give him a look.

Sure, they’re loaded along the defensive side of the ball now, but if you can get a guy like this and do so inexpensively, why not, at minimum, see what he has.? In short, this move makes a lot more sense than signing Ryan Kerrigan and many of you liked that deal at the time.

Flowers is one of the guys where, if he doesn’t fit your scheme, you may want to adjust your scheme slightly if he’s healthy. The question is can he beat some of the guys out that the Eagles have now?