The Philadelphia Eagles will soon have to decide the fate of eight upcoming free agents for the 2013 season. Only one or two are Eagles starters (on a healthy team), but every piece of an NFL team's 55 man roster is valuable in some way.
As the Eagles showed this season, backups play a critical role in making sure an offense or defense can continue to play consistently when a starter goes down. Unfortunately, the 2012 Eagles displayed the complications a team can face when forced to field inferior backups.
The question now to consider is whether or signing the Eagles' eight free agents will help improve a team coming off a dismal 4-12 season.