5 Mistakes Philadelphia Eagles Must Avoid in 2012 NFL Free Agency

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5 Mistakes Philadelphia Eagles Must Avoid in 2012 NFL Free Agency
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Heading into free agency, the Eagles don't have many holes to fill, especially for an 8-8 team. They have a significant level of talent on both sides of the ball along with great punt and kick coverage units.

Offensively, they were one of the most productive units in the league. Outside of reducing turnovers, there's really not much of an improvement to be made on that side of the ball.

On defense, the Eagles have a very good defensive line, especially when it comes to rushing the passer.  They get back run-stuffer Antonio Dixon, which should give the unit a boost. In the defensive backfield, the Eagles have three Pro Bowl cornerbacks under contract.

Really they have holes at linebacker and safety, and that's just about it. They signed Trent Edwards, so the backup quarterback situation will take care of itself.  They could use a quality backup for LeSean McCoy and someone who can handle kick returns.

That isn't much of a laundry list, but there's still plenty of room for error. 

Here are five things the Eagles must avoid in this free-agency period.

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