Eagles Re-Sign 8 from PS, 2017 opponents determined
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The NFL never stops and the machinations for the Eagles’ 2017 season began in earnest on Monday, the same day the team’s players cleaned out their lockers after a 7-9 campaign, the organization’s third straight without a playoff berth.
First, the NFL itself officially confirmed the Eagles’ opponents for the 2017 season. Lincoln Financial Field with host games with the team’s NFC East rivals -- Dallas, New York, and Washington -- as well as Arizona, the Chip Kelly-less San Francisco 49ers, Denver, playoff-bound Oakland and the 3-13 Chicago Bears.
Along with the three reciprocal visits in the NFC East, the Eagles will be out west a lot with road trips to Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Diego, as well as games in Carolina and against former Doug Pederson mentor Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles have faced their former coach one time since he was fired in 2012, losing a 26-16 decision to Reid's Chiefs in 2013.
Overall Philadelphia’s last-place schedule will feature opponents who compiled a .483 win percentage in 2016.
On the personnel front, the Eagles re-signed eight members of their practice squad to reserve/future contracts on Monday, including former Villanova linebacker Don Cherry.
Also sticking around for offseason work are wide receivers David Watford and Marcus Johnson, tight end Anthony Denham, offensive center Aaron Neary, offensive guard Darrell Greene, defensive tackle Aziz Shittu and cornerback Aaron Grymes.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen