Contractual catastrophes the Eagles must avoid during the 2024 offseason

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Philadelphia can't wait too long to extend Haason Reddick.

Philly's estimated cap space for 2025 at the time of this story's release is $60,004,305 per Spotrac. They have plenty of room to extend Haason Reddick if they want to do so. Can you think of a reason why they shouldn't? We sure as heck can't.

The Eagles can't allow A.J. Brown's deal to reach 2026 as currently constructed. They shouldn't rush with DeVonta Smith's extension.

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DeVonta Smith will earn his extension, but Philly doesn't have to rush. He was a first-round draft choice which means the Eagles have a fifth-year option they can exercise in 2025, but something needs to be hammered out before he's scheduled to hit free agency in 2026.

The Birds can't let A.J. reach the 2026 season with his deal as currently constructed. Philly has an 'out' worked into his deal after 2024. They won't use it. He'll be around more than likely, but he represents a $41.5 million cap hit in 2026. Yikes... We expect a restructure will come, but, Philly can't overuse that business strategy either. More on that in a second...