2 reasons to be excited about the Eagles decision to add Myles Jack and Zach Cuningham

Eagles fans everywhere should feel good about the additions of Myles Jack and Zach Cunningham. Here are two reasons we can state that with confidence.
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With the additions of two linebackers, Myles Jack and Zach Cunningham, the Eagles have added stability to a position group that desperately needed some.

Heading into training camp, the linebacker position was one of the largest concerns on the Philadelphia Eagles roster. As camp began, that didn't change a great deal. Sure, there's talent there. Haason Reddick and Nolan Smith are gifted (whether you view them as traditional linebackers or not), but when compared to stronger units on the defensive roster, the defensive line and the secondary for instance, there was a considerable drop-off in terms of depth.

Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman, for as long as he has been the lead decision-maker, has been content with approaching the linebacker room in this manner. Let's just say he hasn't treated it like it was a premium position, but for a team that is looking to get back to the Super Bowl and win it, all three levels of the defense had better be ready for prime time.

The business model is well known. Roseman would rather invest draft capital and free agent assets into building the trenches and giving the quarterback all of the tools necessary to be successful. Then, he'll look to stock the skill positions and find guys that can cover.

When it comes to roster building, it's hard to find someone that does it better. The Eagles have one of the best offensive lines, defensive lines, quarterbacks, and wide receiver groups in the league.

Unfortunately, the linebacker position has become more of a question throughout the beginning of the Eagles' training camp. The quarterback and play-caller of the defense, Nakobe Dean, sat out of a couple of practices but has returned to work, albeit in a limited capacity, and the Birds added two veterans, Myles Jack and Zach Cunnugham for depth. No one is complaining about that decision. Here are two reasons why that's the case.