The Philadelphia Eagles have made the playoffs in four of the last five seasons and enter the offseason looking to build around young quarterback Jalen Hurts. the front office certainly has an opportunity to do so given the team is projected to have $20.9 million in available cap space.
It's never easy to find cheap free agents out on the market, though. Freeing up some more cash by cutting ties with a couple of players deemed replaceable may be a good idea for Philly. With that being said, here's a look at three Eagles veterans that could be cap casualty cuts this offseason.
Eagles Cap Casualties
1. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR
Philadelphia has been working to upgrade its receiving core for years now and the hope was that J.J. Arcega-Whiteside would become a key piece to the puzzle. It just hasn't worked out that way, though. The third year pro has racked up only 290 yards on 16 receptions across 40 games played with the team. It's likely that the Eagles will be adding some new names into the WR mix this offseason and that would leave Arcega-Whiteside even lower down on the depth chart than he already is. Cutting the 25-year-old loose would save over $1 million in cap space and every little bit counts in today's league.
2. Le'Raven Clark, OL
The Eagles have been successful in building a roster full of team-friendly deals, which makes it tough to find cut candidates. Veteran Le'Raven Clark does stick out as a potential option simply due to the team's depth along the offensive line. The five-year pro was brought in to help mentor Andre Dillard and act as a reliable injury fill-in. He ended up playing in just 28% of the offensive snaps in 2021 and granting his release would save the team $1.1 million. That money and roster spot would be better off being used to bring in a young talent capable of stepping into a starting role within the next few years.
3. Brett Toth, OL
Brett Toth finds himself in a very similar situation to Clark. The only difference is that most of Toth's time spent on the field this past season came with the special teams unit. There would be no harm in keeping the 25-year-old around and attempting to turn him into a high-quality backup. It's worth noting that cutting ties with Toth would save the Eagles nearly $1 million against the cap, though. For a team looking to contend for a Super Bowl title as soon as next season, finding any way to save money is crucial for Philadelphia's success. Toth's roster spot could definitely be in trouble here.
Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!
Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.