3 Philadelphia Eagles Players Who Could Leave In Free Agency

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Feb 25, 2016 03:22 PM EST
Sam Bradford
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford could be on the way out of town."

With only nine free agents left, the Eagles are in great shape to retain most of their youthful core. However, these players have still been left on the chopping block.

1. Sam Bradford (Quarterback, 28 years old)

Bradford's value will increase if the Denver Broncos' Brock Osweiler, and the other free agent quarterbacks begin to get signed; I mean, someone has to be the Rams' quarterback. It will unlikely be Bradford, but he has voiced his displeasure about Philadelphia and the team as a whole. Plus, in what is obviously a rebuilding year, Bradford will need to decide whether or not he wants to stick around and wait to see results from the Eagles' restructuring. It is not just Bradford who is unsure, as the Eagles may not want him back either, according to ESPN. Bradford is a middling NFL quarterback with no real Super Bowl traits, so he basically helps whatever team he is on compete from week to week but not necessarily for a playoff spot or Super Bowl ring. The Eagles know a new start is important and moving on from the Chip Kelly experiment is a must, but Bradford is one of the last pieces of that experiment. Do the Eagles draft a young quarterback and sign a guy like Chase Daniel on the cheap to help this team have a shot of reaching the playoffs in the future? Or are they Super Bowl-ready now? Whatever happens with Bradford will likely tell us the answer.   

2. Walter Thurmond (Safety, 28 years old)

Thurmond is the starter opposite the already-re-signed Malcolm Jenkins, which does not bode well for his return to Philadelphia, as HNGN previoulsy reported. Both men had excellent years, but realistically one player made more of a defensive impact and that's Thurmond. He recorded a safety, three interceptions, and two sacks while Jenkins didn't have a sack or safety and only recorded two interceptions. Thurmond also knows that this may be the last time he can get a massive big-money deal in free agency, and he is likely to take the highest offer available according to Philly.com.

3. Nolan Carroll (Cornerback, 29 years old)

Carroll was the best cornerback on the Eagles in 2015 until he broke his right ankle which would end his season. Carroll only played in 11 games but recorded 10 pass defenses and two interceptions. Carroll should either be resigned or command a solid market for free agency.

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