Inside the Birds: Cooper on Birds Radar?
Not since the 2016 season have the Eagles spent heavily in free agency.
That year, Howie Roseman signed right guard Brandon Brooks and safety Rodney McLeod to help turn over the roster from the Chip Kelly era and start the Doug Pederson-Carson Wentz era with upgrades on the offensive line and in the secondary. The two long-term contracts totaled more than $70 million.
Roseman has since made modest signings in free agency, mostly giving out front-loaded, short-term deals that are structured like 1- or 2-year deals.
But the Eagles enter this offseason in roster turnover mode again. Roseman has already emphasized the need to infuse youth into an aging roster that's been decimated the past two seasons by injuries. The Eagles need help at wide receiver and must figure out their backup quarterback situation.
In Part 1 of a two-part Inside the Birds series previewing free agency from an Eagles lens, Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher go through free agents on offense, looking at players expected to be available, their financial values, their fit with the Eagles and whether or not Roseman would be inclined to spend for them.
Mosher and Caplan talk about Amari Cooper, Robbie Anderson, Case Keenum and other receivers, quarterbacks and offensive linemen the team will potentially consider.