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Eagles have ample cap space to work with heading into 2020 NFL free agency

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Spend wisely, Howard.

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The 2020 NFL salary cap has been officially set at $198.2 million. That number is slightly lower (relatively speaking) than the even $200 million it was expected to be.

Regardless, the Philadelphia Eagles are still in pretty good shape heading into NFL free agency. Current models from Over The Cap and Spotrac project the Eagles to have somewhere from $40 million to $44.7 million in available cap space. For context, those figures rank towards the middle of the pack (17th most). There are still some moves the Eagles can make to free up even more room, although not a huge amount.

The Eagles were previously over the limit when the cap was announced each of the past two years. As a result, the team wasn’t able to be super active in free agency.

Howie Roseman won’t be so idle this time around; he has funds to spend and a roster full of holes that need to be filled. There’s an expectation that the Eagles are going to shell out some serious cash at the cornerback position in particular. It would be malpractice not to address the wide receiver position in some manner as well.

It’ll be fun to see how the Eagles end up spending their resources. The pressure is on Roseman to deliver a strong offseason after admittedly not being on his A-game last year.

The NFL free agency legal tampering period is currently scheduled to begin tomorrow, Monday, March 16 at 12:00 PM Eastern. Then the new league year officially begins a couple days later on Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00 PM Eastern. Of course, there’s talk that free agency could be pushed back by two weeks amidst concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

But whenever the new league year does start, you can expect the Eagles to be active.