Recent news leaks outlining some of the parameters of a potential new CBA state that the NFL will be back to the four-year rule when it comes to players being eligible for free agency.
Although this was pretty much expected, it now brings to light which players on the Philadelphia Eagles meet that requirement and could end up leaving the nest.
Back in March, the Eagles tendered several players a contract. This was only to protect themselves against losing a player that would have been a restricted free agent under 2010 rules.
Under a new CBA, these tenders are a moot point. Players that have four years of accrued service combined with an expired contract will be unrestricted once the league year opens.
However, if the Eagles tendered a player a contract it shows how interested they are in retaining their services. If they chose not to offer a tender, there is a good chance that player will not return.
Stewart Bradley heads the list for the Eagles. Will they re-sign him? Should they re-sign him? Next we'll take a look at him as well as the rest of the soon-to-be free birds and examine who will or will not be back in Eagle green.