Philadelphia Eagles roster: Howie Roseman’s offseason to-do list

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C.J. Gardner-Johnson #23, Philadelphia Eagles
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Can the Eagles keep at least one of the big three on defense without overspending? 

By the looks of things, Javon Hargrave, James Bradberry, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson are all set to hit free agency. The Eagles never use the franchise tag. They elected against doing so again this year, and that was probably one of the wisest things they could have done.

C.J. G.J. is good, but is he worth $14 million or more for a single season? That’s a debate worth having, but most would probably say no, right?

This is why knowing what Jason Kelce’s plans are is important. If the Birds are armed with the knowledge that he will return, they can work around that. If they know he intends to retire, they know they have additional funds to spend.

In the case of Hargrave, Bradberry, and C.J., we can make determinations about what should be done once we know how the Slay and Johnson dominoes fall.

With extra spending money, Philly might be able to keep one or two of their ‘big three’ on defense at home and in the nest. Hargrave seems to be the most expensive, but if Slay left and C.J. and James both stayed, most would be happy with that. This offseason just keeps getting more fascinating.

Can more draft capital be added or is that unrealistic?

The NFL Draft is at the end of April, and while it’s encouraging to know that Philly has two first-round draft choices, including one in the top ten, it would be nice to see if the Eagles can deal their way into maybe one or two more picks,

We know Howie is thinking about it. There’s no harm in trying.

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