The Philadelphia Eagles could put forth a very similar roster in 2014 as the one that won the division in 2013. Aside from Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson (released) and safety Patrick Chung (released as well), the team could have 20 returning starters come next September.
The free-agency period was a mild one for Philadelphia, as general manager Howie Roseman and the Eagles focused largely on retaining their own players. He re-signed his free-agent wide receivers, Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, while extending offensive linemen Jason Peters and Jason Kelce with long-term deals.
But, as for other teams' free agents, all he did was add a starting safety (Malcolm Jenkins), depth at cornerback (Nolan Carroll) and a pair of special teams players (Bryan Braman and Chris Maragos). And the surprising release of Jackson changes up the wide receiver outlook for certain.
The NFL draft will still give the Eagles an opportunity to improve their defense, but for now, here’s a glimpse at what the depth chart looks like after the early part of free agency. This factors in what position the Eagles will likely pick in the draft, so fringe players now may not be projected to make the team due to incoming draft picks.