Eagles players who may follow D'Andre Swift out of town

A fan favorite is gone, and a few other Eagles may follow.

D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

The new league year approaches. Legal tampering is already underway. For the second time in two offseasons, the Philadelphia Eagles have lost their starting running back after he's been voted onto a Pro Bowl roster. This time we're discussing D'Andre Swift. He appears set to join T.J. Edwards in the Windy City as a member of the Chicago Bears.

There are several ways that we can respond to this. This may be further evidence that Philly might be on the road to landing someone like Saquon Barkley. We'll see, but for now, let's instead talk about something we all tend to think about, the dominoes that may fall as a result.

Here are several Eagles that may follow D'Andre Swift out of Philadelphia.

D'Andre Swift won't be the only member of last year's roster that leaves the Birds in free agency. Here's a list of guys who might follow. Be forewarned. A few of them are fan favorites.

Boston Scott, running back

Deep down, though we all know that it's probably time to move on from Boston Scott. If we're being honest, however, many of us know we don't want to. This is our 'Giant Killer' for Heaven's sake. If that isn't enough to move you, here's an argument that's better thought out. Can we name a team that has a better third or fourth running back on their depth chart?

We've long known Eagles fans love Bosco more than Philly's coaching staff does, but this time, his exit seems more certain.

Josh Sweat, defensive end

Most of us were caught off guard when we heard Philly allowed Josh Sweat to seek a trade partner. He's another fan favorite. Then, Ed Kracz gave us some insight on a few things we weren't considering, Hey, it is what it is. Whether you're a fan of this idea or not, it's hard to argue that it makes more sense than we acknowledged.

Maybe Vic Fangio's 3-4 defensive scheme suggests Josh is a bad fit. Maybe there's even more to the story. Either way, it's very possible Josh Sweat might not be on this Eagles roster in 2024. Let's just hope Philly signs someone we like to replace him.

Olamide Zaccheaus, wide receiver

We like Olamide Zaccheaus and wouldn't object if Philly extended him, but the facts are the facts. There are better options in free agency, and there's also the possibility that the Birds would explore a few.

Don't be shocked if O.Z. is on the 53-man roster. Don't be shocked if the Eagles move on.

Worth monitoring: Josh Jobe and Eli Ricks, cornerback

The Eagles have struck gold by finding diamonds in the rough post-draft. Josh Jobe and Eli Ricks qualify, They're both former undrafted free agents who made the team as first-year players.

Here's the thing. The Eagles have a lot of bodies at the cornerback position, and though both of these guys have shown value on special teams, they don't provide much in terms of depth at Philly's slot cornerback position. Both are better at playing outside.

Still, Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Isaiah Rodgers, and Kelee Ringo will all be on the 2024 Eagles 53-man roster, and for a team that figures to carry six corners there, we could be approaching a log jam, especially if Philly adds talent at the position by way of the NFL Draft and/or free agency.

There's a possibility they wind up somewhere else because if placed on the practice squad, they'll likely be poached. We're a long way from that discussion, but this is something we ought to monitor.

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