Report – Eagles to Prioritize Getting Contracts Done
Now that a coaching staff has been hired, the Philadelphia Eagles can look to their roster in order to improve their team.
According to a report, the Eagles are "prioritizing getting contracts done with some of their younger players who are up for contracts.
DE Vinny Curry, OT Lane Johnson and TE Zach Ertz are three players that the Eagles have made a priority to sign extensions with this off season.
Curry, 27, hasn't been a fit with the Eagles since former head coach Chip Kelly took over. The team switched from a 4-3 to a 3-4 base defense which has limited Curry's playing time. With a possible switch back to 4-3, Curry expects to shine in a Jim Schwartz attacking style defense.
Johnson, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract from when he was drafted fourth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Johnson is a candidate to move to left tackle when Jason Peters retires.
Ertz, 25, is on the final year of his contract as well and was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Ertz expects to be a vital part of a new offense installed by Doug Pederson and Frank Reich, both of whom have made the tight end an intricate part of their previous offenses.