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3 Eagles Veterans Who Could Be Cap Casualty Cuts This Offseason

Max Staley
Three Philadelphia Eagles veterans that could be cap casualty cuts in 2021.
Three Philadelphia Eagles veterans that could be cap casualty cuts in 2021. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Carson Wentz era is over for the Philadelphia Eagles. But he's not going to be the only player leaving town this offseason. Currently projected to be $25 million over the projected cap in 2021, according to Spotrac, the Eagles are going to have to make some tough calls this offseason.

With that in mind, here are three players who could be cap casualty cuts in Philadelphia.

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3. Zach Ertz, TE

The organization would surely prefer to trade Zach Ertz, but after his down year, teams won't exactly be lining up to absorb his $12 million cap hit. Either way, it's very unlikely that Ertz returns to Philadelphia at that price, especially if Kyle Pitts is on the board at No. 6 overall. If the Eagles can't find any takers via trade, Ertz is likely getting cut.

2. Derek Barnett, EDGE

Derek Barnett carries a cap hit of $10 million this season, but his production hasn't really lined up with that salary. He's never played a full 16-game season and has never recorded more than 6.5 sacks in a year. For a team that needs to clear $25 million in salary, cutting Barnett feels like a logical move.

1. Marquise Goodwin, WR

While Eagles fans would surely prefer that moved on from someone like Alshon Jeffrey, cutting him would actually cost Philadelphia money in 2021. Instead, releasing Marquise Goodwin could be a good way to save some money. Moving on would save Philadelphia $4.5 million without incurring any dead money. Even though this team has issues at WR, the oft-injured Goodwin isn't likely to solve those next season, and his salary could be too big for the front office to stomach.

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