Tracking the best remaining free-agent options for Eagles this offseason

The Eagles were very aggressive early during free agency. Maybe we're greedy, but we're still eyeing the available guys.
Corey Davis, Philadelphia Eagles
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Waves of free agency now sit in our rearview mirror. Training camp approaches. The Philadelphia Eagles have been aggressive. You won't find any complaints by media members or the loyal members of the NFL's most passionate fan base. We have a confession though. We still can't believe that the Birds gave so much money to a tailback, even if that tailback is as gifted as Saquon Barkley.

Here's the point. The Birds are a better football team now than they were the last time we saw them, on paper at least. We'll see what happens in several months, but in the meantime, this recent break has our minds wandering. There's a hunger for more. Who knows. Maybe that's why we're acting so greedy.

No this isn't EA's Madden NFL game or Fantasy football. Philly can't sign everyone, and we all realize that. Still, with each significant Eagles signing, we couldn't help but focus on who's still available. Here's a look at some talented options still seeking their next opportunity as we await training camp and turn the page from June to July.

Also read: Ranking FA options wo have been mentioned in conjunction with the Eagles

Stephon Gilmore, cornerback

Stephon Gilmore may be relying more on his reputation now than anything he has done recently, but he's still better than most of the guys on quite a few NFL depth charts. Philly doesn't need to invest in his services now, but he's someone to eye if early injuries occur at training camp.

Steven Nelson, CB

Steven Nelson isn't the same level of player as Gilmore, but he's someone Philly is familiar with. He'd be a less-expensive option than Stephon as well, but again, Philly's cornerback position desn't require current additions.

Dalvin Cook, running back

There used to be some interest in Dalvin Cook by Philly. That, however, was a long time ago, and the NFL ages running backs swiftly. You never know though. He's out there if the Birds just want to add another body.

Calais Campbell, EDGE

Calais Campbell doesn't age. He's one of the NFL's good guys, but he can ball too. 56 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and a forced fumble were his most recent season's results. Regression has to come at some point, but it seemingly never does in this case.

Eddie Jackson, safety

Any potential Eagles interest in Eddie Jackson probably made more sense when Sean Desai was the defensive coordinator. They had history, but as you know, Desai works for the L.A. Rams now, but Eddie Jackson might be the best fit at safety for Philly not named Justin Simmons.

Justin Simmons, safety

Simmons is a four-time Second-Team All-Pro (2019, 2021–2023) and a two-time Pro Bowler (2020, 2023) who was pro football's co-leader in interceptions at the close of the 2022 season.

Lines continue to be drawn that connect the dots representing both Simmons and the Birds for obvious reasons. He played well during the time he spent with Vic Fangio, but would the Birds consider adding another safety?

Hunter Renfrow, wide receiver

Hunter Renfrow makes a lot of sense for the Eagles. He's an established veteran that does everything right and can still ball. You can never have too many of those guys on the roster.

Corey Davis, WR

Corey Davis's career hasn't worked out how he would have liked in Tennessee with the Titans or in Florham Park while hanging out with the Jets. He could however add some speed to the wide receiver position despite the fact that he's lost a step since being selected fifth overall by the Titans in 2017.

He isn't someone you build a team around. Still, every now and then, we still have nightmares of him hauling in nine receptions for 161 yards and a TD versus our Birds in 2018.

Curse Jim Schwartz and that doggone 'sticks defense' (or whatever it was called).

Halapoulivaati Vaitai, guard

Here's a familiar face. Sometimes, we forget how well Halapoulivaati Vaitai played after Jason Peters went down with an injury during the Super Bowl run that concluded in February of 2018. He isn't needed to start. He probably wouldn't make Philly's current roster, but seeing that he is still available is kind of interesting for sentimental reasons.

By the way... Jason Peters is also still available. No, he hasn't retired yet!

Emmanuel Ogbah, EDGE

Emmanuel Ogbah, like Justin Simmons, played under current Eagles defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, but Simmons was a student of Vic's in Denver. Ogbah played under Fangio in Miami.

Ogbah notched 20 tackles, 5.5 sacks, an interception, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble last season. He's only 30, and as we know pass rushers can play and be effective well into their 30s.

So far, however, the Birds don't appear to be showing any interest.

Here are 20 other names to keep an eye on as well. They also remain unsigned at the time of this story's release.

Cam Akers, running back
Latavius Murray, running back
Michael Thomas, wide receiver
Russel Gage, wide receiver
Jimmy Graham, tight end
Donovan Smith, offensive tackle
David Bakhtiari, OT
Phil Haynes, guard
Yannick Ngakoue, EDGE
Carl Lawson, EDGE
Haason Ridgeway, defensive tackle
Linval Joseph, defensive tackle
Shaq Leonard, linebacker
Zach Cunningham, LB
Kwon Alexander, LB
Xavien Howard, cornerback
Adoree' Jackson, CB
Patrick Peterson, CB
Micah Hyde, safety
Jamal Adams, safety

Signing frenzies have calmed. Expect teams to continue to bolster the roster before and during training camp. If any injuries occur, that may also play a role in future signings.

Philly enjoyed a decent free-agency signing period and another impressive NFL Draft. Concerns have been addressed. The Birds look good on paper. Still, we have all mentioned concerns about depth.

The best option is always to coach up the young talent. If there are any hiccups however as you can see, there are guys to patch holes if need be.

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