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Equally as important as figuring out who to add to the roster for a rebuilding team is figuring out who to retain. If the Eagles cut or trade anyone, Maclin, Rodgers-Cromartie, and Peters should not be in those discussions.
Some would argue that Maclin and DeSean Jackson are too similar in playing style, both being speedsters who are unable to go over the middle consistently. But Maclin's speed is an excellent complement to DeSean's. Both players combined in 2010 to give the Eagles one of the most explosive offenses in the league. With the right coaching staff and quarterback, Maclin could be magical once again in 2013 and beyond.
DRC may not have played up to expectations, but he was, for the most part, the best player in the secondary. He did not make every tackle, but he was able to keep up with most players at least. He is young and has too much talent to be let go.
Peters is also worth keeping rather than letting go. With his current age and injury history, the Eagles would not get a strong return for him. Taking a chance on Peters and, in the process, trying to stabilize the struggling O-Line makes the most sense.