Donnie Jones 2yrs 3mil.- Great punter really nothing more to say.
Cedric Thorton 5yrs 15mil- Had a great year, great against the run and is an average pass rusher. Re-signing him helps complete our good young front 3.
Colt Anderson 2yrs 2mil- Great special teamed, hopefully will never see the field as a safety but based solely off ST should stay.
Riley Cooper- 3yrs 9mil- Obviously broke out in the second half of the year. Seems to have a great chemistry with Foles and provides a big WR.
Jeremy Maclin- 2yrs 3mil- I would prefer a two year deal for Maclin just because if he does happen to have a break out year in Chip Kelly's offense then we don't want to be competing for him in the open market. This gives flexibility to resign him long term if that's the case.If he doesn't have a good year you can cut him with very little hit to the cap.
James Casey saves 2mil- while Casey is a good blocker and special teamer I don't think he's worth the contract he's being paid.
Jason Avant saves 3mil- This was a tough decision but I think that when you look at his production versus the contract he has he's not worth the money. Also if you resign Maclin and Cooper you could have Maclin in the slot anyway.
Free agent signings-
CB Alterraun Verner 4yrs 22 mil- Verner can provide the Eagles with a true #1 corner and at only 25 he can even get better. He can also give the Eagles a shutdown corner who's also not afraid to tackle.
S Chris Clemons 4yrs 18mil- Not a super star but a well above average safety who is a starter on almost any team in the league. He can tackle, cover tight ends and also can play the center field role.
NT Corey Peters 3yrs 8mil- Very good run stopper who can rotate with Logan at NT. Average pass rusher but is a space eater against the run.
rd1- Calvin Pryor S, Louisville- Pryor has good speed and very good ball skills. While he hasn't done much man coverage in college he has the tools to be good in coverage. But what Pryor is really known for is his bone crushing hits, he can provide the intimidation factor for the secondary.
rd2: Marcus Smith OLB, Louisville- Smith has the potential to be a 15 sack guy. He is very athletic and while raw already has a few good moves.
rd3- Stan Jean- Baptiste CB, Nebraska- Has great size at 6 3" and is really athletic. He converted from WR so he has great ball skills but due to his lack of experience at CB is very raw.
rd4- David Yankey OG, Stanford- Big guy at 6 5" 311. Great run blocker and a good not great pass blocker. Has the potential to be a starter at some point.
rd5: Andrew Jackson MLB, Western Kentucky- Really like this guy. He's a small school guy with really good potential. He has average speed but is one of the best tacklers you'll see. Needs to improve in coverage bit has the tools.
rd5: Cody Hoffman WR, BYU- He's got great size at almost 6 4' and has well above average ball skills and reliable hands. Average speed bit could provide the Eagles with a solid possession receiver and red zone threat.
rd7: Isaiah Crowell RB, Alabama St.- A little bit like what the Bengals did with Burfict except that he went undrafted. Crowell has the potential to be an all pro RB. The issue is character, he was kicked off of Georgia after a great freshman year but if the Eagles can set him straight could have a star.