Former Eagles players who are unsurprisingly still free agents

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There are several former Eagles who are still swimming in the NFL free-agency pool. Some of the names shouldn’t surprise you.

The roster is the backbone of any NFL team. Every year, each professional franchise watches theirs undergo change. Year in and year out, pay raises and player performance are factored in while general managers do their best to juggle an ever-changing salary cap. Philadelphia Eagles Executive Vice President and General Manager Howie Roseman knows this better than anyone.

There’s only one constant in football… change. Howie has done a wonderful job these past two seasons of piecing together an impressive unit. While doing so, Philly has said goodbye to players who didn’t pan out, legends that gave the organization their all, and guys who didn’t turn out to be what we thought they’d be.

Unsurprisingly, each contingent is represented in the current crop of available free agents. Say hello again to some very familiar faces. We begin with Mr. Wentz.

Carson Wentz, quarterback

At this point, it’s hard to discuss Carson Wentz without feeling like doing so is a distant cousin of ‘kicking a man while he is down’. There’s no need to keep discussing what went wrong with the 2016 NFL Draft’s second-overall selection. All that is needed now is to look forward and discuss what comes next.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to paint a picture of what that should look like for what has become a broken-down Wentz Wagon except to say this. He has to accept that his ceiling now is a journeyman career as an NFL backup, something Carson still doesn’t believe himself to be.