Philadelphia Eagles fans tend to think of free agency in terms of the moves we hope the team will make, but what about the ones it should avoid?
It wasn’t that long ago the Birds were derailed by their spending ways. The 2011 offseason saw the organization make numerous high-profile signings. Obviously, though, they weren’t the right moves. The team went 8-8 that season before bottoming out with a 4-12 record the following year.
That doesn’t mean the Eagles must refrain from signing free agents. Proceeding with caution couldn’t hurt, though.
In all honesty, there aren’t many players in this year’s free-agent class that need to be written off completely, particularly if expectations are reasonable. As is always the case, however, a history of injuries or lack of production are red flags that absolutely must take precedence over ability.
We found five players who fans might legitimately want the Eagles to target when free agency opens on March 11 but for various reasons the team would be wise to avoid.
Are any of these guys on your wish list?