Gunn: Eagles Wont Be Able To Corner The Free Agency Market
Heading into the off-season, the Eagles have several areas of priority that need to be addressed to improve the roster. Howie Roseman, as Executive Vice President of Football Operations, has to oversee the process not just adding players to improve the roster but also decide who to let go to free up cap space ahead of Free Agency and the NFL Draft in the Spring.
CSN Philly Eagles Reporter Derrick Gunn joins The Sports Bash on Friday and elaborated on the challenges for Howie Roseman and the Eagles Front Office to rebuilding the Eagles over the next few months:
"They're so cash strapped right now, it will be interesting to see what or if Howie can do to delete some other components to free up more money to try to go after some of the people he may be interested that could be free in the open market this year. But even with that said as you see it right now you have 20-something other teams that have more cap space then the Eagles right now....So the Eagles they're not going to be able to corner the market in free agency the way we have seen them do and they have to do a better job of drafting, a better (more) consistent job drafting. But not just a first round pick, you look at a lot of successful teams it's those rounds two through five where you build the core of your team and the Eagles have been so inconsistent in that manner. So it's a lot of things that going into building a quality, championship team."
Hear what Gunn had to say about which Eagles players he thinks will not be back in 2017, the pulse the of Eagles Locker Room in 2016, and potential impact of Joe Douglas on the Eagles offseason