Eagles who are next in line for extensions following Landon Dickerson's payday

Landon Dickerson is locked in, and the expectation is several of his teammates are next in line for paydays of their own.

Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles / Adam Hunger/GettyImages

Who says football season is over? Some might say the offseason is as interesting as the games themselves. It's certainly just as competitive. We've spent so much time discussing rumors, retirements, and possible extensions, that we sometimes forget there's a need to lock up the youngsters on the roster who have already proven themselves. The Philadelphia Eagles took a massive step in that direction during the first day of legal tampering.

Landon Dickerson, their two-time Pro Bowler, has agreed to terms on a four-year extension. That's a wise move by the organization as they begin constructing and altering the 2024 roster. Expect a few dominoes to fall now as this we can promise you. Howie Roseman and his staff are just getting started.

Here are a handful of Eagles that could be in line for their paydays after Eagles extend Landon Dickerson.

The Eagles have some financial room to make moves in free agency. They'll also be handing out a few extensions to the valuable pieces of their roster. Here are a few guys worth keeping tabs on.

Jake Elliott, kicker

One of the best in the business... Jake Elliott is a weapon on special teams, one who has pulled Philly out of the fire more times than we can count. He's aging like a fine wine and is one of the remaining Super Bowl heroes. He figures to be around for a while.

Milton Williams, defensive tackle

With Fletcher Cox now retired, the torch passes to the youngsters. Milton Williams proves he's deserving of more reps constantly, and with the legend calling it a career, he figures to be given more playing time.

Reed Blankenship. safety

Time flies. Reed Blankenship, a former rookie undrafted free agent, is already in a contract season. He has proven he belongs in the NFL and is respected by teammates and coaches. Like Jake, he should stick around for a while.

Worth mentioning: DeVonta Smith, wide receiver

The Eagles don't need to rush with DeVonta Smith. Being a first-round draft choice means a fifth-year option is baked into his deal. We expect Philly to exercise that in 2025 and craft an extension soon afterward.

Continue to keep an eye on: Haason Reddick and Josh Sweat

The Eagles appear content with allowing Haason Reddick and Josh Sweat to seek trade partners. We learned the latter was permitted to do so recently.

That doesn't mean they won't return. Place an asterisk by both names. Their soap opera continues.

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