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Which Recently Released Players Should The Eagles Target Next?

There is no denying that the Philadelphia Eagles roster is loaded with talent. On paper at least, the Eagles are stacked. Whether it was during the draft or the numerous offseason acquisitions through trades and signings, the Eagles needs have been addressed. With the Eagles continuing to improve their roster, which recently released players should the Eagles target next?

P Drue Chrisman

One position that seems to be forgotten when it comes to adding depth is Special Teams. Most notably, the Punter position. While Eagles Punter Arryn Siposs, has only played one season in Philadelphia, the punter position overall hasn’t had much, if any competition in recent years. With Siposs averaging just 43.9 yards per punt, the Eagles could very well take a look at adding Drue Chrisman to the nest.

Chrisman served as the Ohio State Buckeyes punter from 2016-2020, averaging between 43 and 45 yards a punt every season of his college career. 83 of Chrisman’s 185 career punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. In 2018 against the Michigan State Spartans’, Chrisman downed five straight balls inside the 10-yard line in a 26-6 victory.

Chrisman had an impressive showing during preseason with the Cincinnati Bengals averaging 50.4 yards per punt, which included a 65-yard punt against the Los Angeles Rams. The former Buckeye ultimately lost the punter competition to the 14-year veteran Kevin Huber. Chrisman is now a part of the Bengals practice squad just waiting for his chance.

LT Nate Solder

Eagles backup Left Tackle Andre Dillard, was recently placed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured forearm in practice. With Dillard now out for a minimum of four weeks, the Eagles are once again in need of depth at the left tackle position. Who better than a two time Super Bowl Champion.

The 10-year veteran has started 143 games in his career between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Solder has been one of the more healthy tackles in the league through his career. Apart from 2015, Solder has played a minimum of 15 games a season through his entire career. Between playing offense and special teams, the 34-year-old has taken a combined 9,320 snaps.

With Solder seemingly coming towards the end of his career, the Eagles could benefit from signing the veteran to a one year deal. What exactly remains in the tank is known only to Solder himself, yet the wisdom and mentorship capabilities he possesses could very well be worth siphoning what he has left.

WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey

The Eagles have arguably one of the best wide receiver corps in the league. However, with only having four wideouts on the active roster, why not add a fifth for some needed depth at the least. This is one position the Eagles have that simply does not need a veteran presence due to the plethora of talent these young wide outs possess. Instead, it would be better to continue towards the direction of youth.

The 24-year-old was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft. Humphrey has hardly been given an opportunity in the NFL. When given a chance, he sure makes the most of it. During his first three seasons, Humphrey played a total of 18 games, for 16 receptions, 295 yards, and three touchdowns.

This preseason, on the New England Patriots, the six-foot-four, 220-plus pounder showed off his hands with 13 receptions for 140 yards. Humphrey is deceptively quick and thrives when the ball is thrown up for grabs down the field. The former Texas stud might have difficulty getting separation, but will win a lot of one-on-one plays in tight coverage. Humphrey is currently residing on the Patriots practice squad waiting for that call.

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