The last time BGN ran its' Howie Roseman approval poll, NFL free agency had not officially started yet. The Eagles just finished taking care of a flurry of in-house moves such as re-signing Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, and extending Jason Peters and Jason Kelce. With those moves out of the way, the Eagles were prepared to enter free agency with plenty of cap room to spend.
The Eagles used some of the space to sign a total of six players. Malcolm Jenkins was brought in as a new starting safety. Safety Chris Maragos and linebacker Bryan Braman were signed as special teams players. Cornerback Nolan Carroll will compete for a starting job. Mark Sanchez was brought in to compete for a backup quarterback job and push second year QB Matt Barkley. The team also traded a draft pick to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for offensive weapon Darren Sproles.
It's hardly a sexy free agent class. The Eagles added a lot of depth but only one new starter (Jenkins) and one key role player (Sproles). Carroll could enter that conversation if he earns a starting job but is hardly a top quality starter. The Eagles had a lot of money to spend but didn't go all out. It's worth noting they have a number of players (Nick Foles, Brandon Boykin, Fletcher Cox, etc.) who could be in line for contract extensions next season.
Then there was the whole DeSean Jackson fiasco. On one hand, you can look at it like the Eagles botched the situation because they let a talented player sign with a division rival without getting anything in return. On the other hand, you can argue Jackson was to blame for putting the Eagles in a difficult situation.
So, do you approve of the job Howie Roseman is doing as the general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles? Vote now in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.
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