Howie Roseman keeps playing Fantasy football with real stars as Eagles reportedly make another acquisition

We have run out of clever ways to explain this. Howie Roseman has transformed free agency into Ultimate Team Mode on Madden.

Oren Burks, Philadelphia Eagles
Oren Burks, Philadelphia Eagles / Michael Owens/GettyImages

Never in a million years did we believe when Howie Roseman promised that the Philadelphia Eagles would aggressive in their roster construction this offseason that we would witness a haul like the one we are experiencing. Saquon Barkley, Bryce Huff, and Devin White are freaking Eagles! You realize that right?

The NFL's best GM has perfectly blended necessary extensions with shrewd and unexpected splash acquisitions. He's even thrown in several depth signings and a Josh Sweat contract restructure. It can make the head spin, but we've tracked the activity fairly well (we think). Cue the 'HowieSZN' hashtags on your social media channels.

This dude is playing Fantasy football with real people. He's transformed the free-agency frenzy into the 'Ultimate Team Mode' on Madden, and you know what? We've enjoyed every second of it.

The NFL's best GM (yeah, we said it) is hitting all of the buttons on the controller. We cast our vote. We demand he be placed on the next Madden NFL cover.

Oh, and he isn't done. Have you heard? While most of us were taking a day to enjoy some weekend time with family, Howie was again placing his on the backburner as Philly has added yet another piece to the puzzle.

Howie Roseman's impressive offseason continue as the Eagles reportedly add Oren Burks on a one-year deal.

Well... It appears we can retire those 'Howie Roseman won't pay a running back' and 'Philly's GM doesn't care about linebackers' arguments. The Athletic's Dianna Russini reports that the Birds are adding former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Oren Burks on a one-year deal that could pay him up to $2.5 million.

While not as impressive as the Whiners' acquisition of Javon Hargrave last season, Burks does bring something to the table. Burks played 15% of the defensive snaps for San Fran in 2022, roughly 157 in total. He also played 77% of the special teams snaps that season (335) before playing 326 defensive snaps (34%) and 156 ST snaps (42%) last season.

His efforts resulted in 84 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception, and two pass breakups. He spent four seasons in Green Bay with the Packers before that and started seven of his 59 in-game regular-season appearances, collecting 92 stops, 0.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

No one should expect him to start in Philly. If he does, something has gone wrong, but again, Burks has special team value. Credit Howie for turning over every rock during this impressive roster build. He has been on fire.

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