6 players the Philadelphia Eagles gave up on way too soon

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Raheem Mostert, running back

There hasn't been much to complain about these past few years with the Eagles roster at the running back position, but there isn't a Birds fan walking that hasn't thought about Raheem Mostert occasionally. An undrafted rookie free agent added by Philly in 2015, he earned a spot on the practice squad but was signed by the Miami Dolphins.

He bounced around to a few spots but made a name for himself with the San Francisco 49ers. His most recent NFL season was spent in Miami with the Dolphins. Philly could have used another 891 rushing yards and three rushing TDs. You wouldn't have heard any complaints from us had that happened.

Marquise Goodwin, wide receiver

Before the Eagles tried to turn a track star into an NFL wide receiver (Devon Allen) and a wide receiver with track-star speed into a secret weapon (Quez Watkins), there was a similar plan. It involved Marquise Goodwin.

Philly orchestrated a trade On April 25th during the 2020 NFL Draft to bring this two-time NCAA champion in the long jump (2010, 2012) and a four-time All-American in track and field into the fold. Unfortunately, COVID-19 rocked our worlds, and we never saw Marquise in an Eagles jersey.

He has 362 receptions and 18 TDs on his professional resume and is currently a member of the Cleveland Browns. We wouldn't place him on the Eagles roster now, but there are times that we wonder if he might have been a better addition to this offense than Quez Watkins or Devon Allen.

What can we say? The mind wonders some strange things sometimes.

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