NFL rosters are ever-changing. There are several players on the Eagles that may not stick around after this year. Here are five Eagles players that may play their last snap in Philadelphia this season.
A majority of these players were on the Super Bowl team and have been with the Eagles for years. Others have been inconsistent, so the Eagles may be better off replacing them. All five of them are going to be free agents after the season unless they are re-signed.
Jason Kelce’s eventual replacement, Cam Jurgens, was drafted in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft signifying the end of Kelce’s career in Philadelphia. Kelce has far exceeded the expectations of a sixth-round draft pick back in 2011. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times and has four all-pro honors.
Jason Kelce will look to keep his consecutive start streak alive by week one of the season. He has started 122 straight games at center which goes back nearly eight years. Kelce’s durability, athleticism, and skillset will be hard to replicate. After contemplating retirement at the end of last season, expect this to be Kelce’s final season in Philadelphia.
It seemed that the end of Fletcher Cox’s time in Philadelphia was done at the end of last season. He was released by the team which resulted in major disappointment by the fans. Luckily the fan favorite was brought back on a one-year contract.
Fletcher Cox is one of the longest tenured Eagles players. He was drafted as the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft to play defensive tackle. Cox has six Pro Bowl selections and four all-pro honors over the course of his career. The Eagles drafting a nose tackle in the first round (Jordan Davis) shows that the Eagles are ready to move on soon.
Graham is currently the longest tenured Eagles player on the team. He was drafted as the 13th overall pick in 2010. Graham’s career got off to a slow start as he bounced from defensive end to linebacker under Chip Kelly’s 3-4 defense. He was moved back to his natural position of defensive end when head coach Doug Pederson reinstated the 4-3 defense.
Brandon Graham has gotten better each year in Philadelphia. He finally got his first Pro Bowl selection during the 2020 season. Graham missed 15 games last season due to a torn Achiles. It will be great to see him back in Philadelphia this year but expect it to be his last season for the Eagles.
Miles Sanders is currently on the final year of his rookie contract. The former Penn State running back has shown explosive play ability but has not played a full season since his rookie year. Sanders had career lows in rushing yards and receiving yards last year.
The Eagles have a dominate offensive line, but they use multiple running backs plus QB Jalen Hurts as a runner. This makes for less opportunities for Sanders. It may not be worth re-signing him unless he has a stellar season.
Seumalo was drafted in the third round of the 2016 draft to play guard. He has not played consistently in the NFL. Seumalo has missed at least a game due to injury every year of his six-year career. Expect Seumalo to be a starter this season, but he will have competition from second round pick Cam Jurgens who can also play guard. If Seumalo wants to remain in Philadelphia, he will need to stay healthy and productive for a full season.
What do you think? Will any of these players stick around after this season? Would you add any names to the list?