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2015 NFL Free Agency: Grading the Philadelphia Eagles' moves

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The Philadelphia Eagles were very active in free agency this offseason and that didn't really come as a surprise. It became clear the Eagles were clearing up cap space to make some big changes. It's hard to say the actual moves that were made were easy to see coming.

Most notable players added include RB DeMarco Murray, CB Byron Maxwell, QB Sam Bradford, and LB Kiko Alonso. The Eagles also re-signed OLB Brandon Graham and QB Mark Sanchez.

Notable players lost in free agency include WR Jeremy Maclin, OLB Trent Cole, OG Todd Herremans, and CB Cary Williams. The Eagles have some holes left to fill.

The 2015 Eagles will certainly look very different from the Eagles in the first two years of Chip Kelly's tenure. It remains to be seen if they'll be better or worse. They certainly made some upgrades in areas such as cornerback, but they also took a big hit at a position like wide receiver.

The running back position received a complete makeover with the departure of McCoy and the addition of 2014 NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray and former first round pick Ryan Mathews. It seems clear Kelly wants to get back to a run-heavy offense. The Eagles had to rely on the pass a little too much in 2014 and the offense suffered. Philadelphia boasted an elite offense in 2013 when the team could run the ball at will.

There's still a lot of offseason left so it's hard to give the team a final grade at this point. The 2015 NFL Draft can potentially provide the team with some more talent. The Eagles own eight picks this year.

It still remains to be seen what the Eagles will actually do at the quarterback situation. Philadelphia hasn't financially committed to Sam Bradford in the long-term yet but there is talk that they will. At the same time, there's also talk that Bradford could be a trade chip in order to help the Eagles land Marcus Mariota. It's anyone's guess as to what Kelly will do.

In the meantime, there's still room to offer an opinion on what's been done so far. A full recap of the team's moves can be found here.

What's your grade?

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