We always talk about whom the Philadelphia Eagles should target in free agency, but when you think about it, that’s sort of an odd premise. There are literally hundreds of free agents, and the Birds will only sign a small handful.
Shouldn’t we be talking about the players the Eagles won’t be signing when the market opens on March 11?
True, it is a lot less fun than sharing our wish lists with the world, but that’s because our wish lists are flawed. We want the team to sign players they don’t need, who won’t be available, wouldn’t have the opportunity to play as much as they want or will be plain too expensive.
Sorry to be the one to burst your bubble, but just because the Eagles are an estimated $20 million under the salary cap doesn’t mean they’re going to spend it freely. For one, they would be wise to carry over some cap space into next season to re-sign some of their own young players.
General manager Howie Roseman stressed to CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher that the team will take a cautious approach to free agency this and every offseason, so it’s not as simple as picking out names on a list. The players in question have to be the right fit.
Unfortunately, a lot of the players we’ve been hearing a lot about this winter don’t look they will be in the Eagles’ plans. Granted, plans change, and we can’t necessarily rule out anybody. That being said, here are 10 popular players the Eagles are not likely to target come March.