While the Eagles current philosophy is to build through the draft, that doesn't mean that veteran free agents can't come and make a positive impact on the team.
During Andy Reid's era, there have been a few veterans signed in March that helped the Birds continue to be playoff contenders: Jon Runyan, Jevon Kearse (his first season), Asante Samuel and most recently, Leonard Weaver.
Free Agency is probably the situation that will be affected the most by the CBA negotiations. The limitations an uncapped season would cause is the biggest reason I believe an agreement will come to fruition.
Who should the Eagles pursue? There are many angles to view to determine a realistic perspective. What price tag and/or contract length will a player likely command? Who’s likely to get franchised? Are they happy where they currently play? Will their style of play fit into the Eagles scheme?
Last year alone, there were numerous players scheduled for free agency that Philly fans felt the Eagles had to have. Most had no chance of hitting the market without a contract (Jordan Gross, Julius Peppers, Nnamdi Asomugha).
Others became free agents but weren’t pursued (Albert Haynesworth, T.J. Houshmandzadah or Jason Brown-whom I felt would’ve been perfect the Eagles O-line)
Reid and Co. will probably sign three (maybe four) free agents in March. Which players are very likely to make it to free agency and a good fit for the Eagles? Here are my choices...