3 Eagles Veterans That Could be Training Camp Cuts
By Zach Brunner
The Philadelphia Eagles sort of fell into the playoffs last year after the Dallas Cowboys completely choked at the end of the regular season. Philadelphia earned the top spot in the NFC East, somehow finding success with their receiving corps dismantled by injuries.
Getting healthy for this season, Philadelphia will look to win the division yet again, However, they may be forced to make some tough decisions in their pursuit of the top spot in the NFC East. These are three veterans the Eagles could cut during training camp.
1. Rasul Douglas, CB
The 2017 third-round pick has not been great and the Eagles likely do not view him as a long-term solution. Rasul Douglas, like the rest of the Philadelphia secondary last season, struggled. After training for Darius Slay and signing Nickell Robey-Coleman, Douglas gets pushed down the depth chart more. While the cut could be between him and Sidney Jones for salary reasons, Jones is a restricted free agent next season, which gives him the edge.
2. DeSean Jackson, WR
After getting in trouble for his recent anti-Semitic social media post, DeSean Jackson's PR team has been working around the clock. It appears as though he is handling it the best he can, without getting too much horribly negative press, but it can still be a reason for the Eagles to cut ties. Philadelphia also recently drafted the player that is expected to be his replacement — Jalen Reagor.
3. Genard Avery, DE/LB
Genard Avery has played eight games with the Eagles after starting his career with the Cleveland Browns. While he started some games in Cleveland, he has only been a backup in Philadelphia. The Eagles have been a team rumored to sign Jadeveon Clowney, which would make the need to have Avery for depth be essentially nonexistent. Avery totaled just five tackles in eight games for the Eagles, and they would greatly benefit from the addition of Clowney.
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