Checking in on former Eagles and how they have performed in their new cities

So, how are those former Eagles doing in their new cities with their new teams? Here's an update of their first two games.

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Two former fan favorites on defense haven't lost any juice despite donning new uniforms.

Philly lost several starters by way of free agency last season. Many of them played on the defensive side of the ball. Here's a quick glance at what a couple of fan favorites are doing.

2. Javon Hargrave, San Francisco 49ers

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Javon Hargrave hasn't gotten off to the most explosive of starts per se, but he'll turn it on at some point. He's still Javon Hargrave. He's one of the game's best young defensive linemen in the NFL. Unfortunately, he's now also a member of the hated San Francisco 49ers.

So far this season, he has added four tackles, a sack, and a quarterback hit to his NFL resume.

3. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Detroit Lions

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Detroit Lions safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (2) walks off the field after 37-31 loss to Seattle / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

13 tackles and a pass breakup are the results of C.J. Gardner-Johnson's efforts so far this season. Was his six-interception showing last season in Philly a fluke? That's a tough feat to repeat year in and year out.

Prior to his showing in 2022, he had previously notched five picks in his first three NFL seasons. So far in 2023 as a member of the Detroit Lions, he has posted 13 tackles and two pass breakups, but he has also been added to the injured reserve and is in danger of missing the remainder of the season. Lions coach Dan Campbell is hopeful that he can return this season.