We previously touched on this possibility in our offseason position review series last month:
STATS: 588 snaps, 9 starts, 47th out of 92 guards graded by PFF, 4 sacks allowed, 1 hit allowed, 13 hurries allowed, 2 penalties
REVIEW: Seumalo got hurt in Week 2 and didn’t return until Week 11. He finished out the season in that spot.
OUTLOOK: There was some thought that Seumalo might be able to make a leap from being ‘merely average’ to ‘legitimately good’ in 2020. Didn’t happen. His injury probably didn’t help but this might just be who he is: an adequate starting offensive lineman. Seumalo, who turns 28 this season, is under contract through 2022. If the team believes in him as a long-term starter, they could look to restructure and/or extend his deal to help them get under the cap this year.
Seumalo joins Darius Slay and Jason Kelce as Eagles players who’ve had their contracts recently reworked. The team is also reportedly working on restructures with Brandon Graham and Lane Johnson.
All of this maneuvering is designed Eagles to get under the salary cap by the time the new league year begins at 4:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, March 17. At the same time, pushing more money into the future lowers Philly’s cap space beyond this season.