In what’s become an annual June tradition here at Bleeding Green Nation, let’s take a look around the NFL to see which former Philadelphia Eagles players are still in the league.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
AFC EAST (14)
MIAMI DOLPHINS (4)
CB Eric Rowe, CB Jamal Perry, LB Duke Riley, WR Mack Hollins
WR Nelson Agholor, S Jalen Mills, DT Akeem Spence, WR Devin Ross
NEW YORK JETS (3)*
RB Josh Adams, WR Manasseh Bailey, DE Vinny Curry
BUFFALO BILLS (3)
OT Ryan Bates, S Jordan Poyer, DT Treyvon Hester
AFC SOUTH (12)
HOUSTON TEXANS (4)
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, S Terrence Brooks, P Cameron Johnston, CB Tremon Smith
TENNESSEE TITANS (3)
WR Marcus Johnson, DT Bruce Hector, LB B.J. Bello
CB Sidney Jones, S Rudy Ford, CB Jameson Houston
QB Carson Wentz, TE Noah Togiai
NFC EAST (9)
WR DeAndre Carter, S Jeremy Reaves, DE Casey Toohill, LB Joe Walker, DT Gabe Wright
NEW YORK GIANTS (2)*
RB Corey Clement, QB Clayton Thorson
DALLAS COWBOYS (2)*
DT Justin Hamilton, WR Reggie Davis
AFC WEST (9)
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (4)*
CB Rasul Douglas, TE Derek Carrier, TE Alex Ellis, CB De’Vante Bausby
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3)*
S Will Parks, OT Prince Tega Wanogho, LS James Winchester
DENVER BRONCOS (1)*
CB Ronald Darby
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1)*
QB Chase Daniel
AFC NORTH (9)
CLEVELAND BROWNS (5)
DT Malik Jackson, K Cody Parkey, DT Damion Square, QB Kyle Lauletta, TE Jordan Franks
BALTIMORE RAVENS (3)
LB L.J. Fort, OT Alejandro Villanueva, TE Eric Tomlinson
LB Joe Bachie
NFC WEST (8)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5)*
LB Nathan Gerry, QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Raheem Mostert, DE Daeshon Hall, WR River Cracraft
LOS ANGELES RAMS (1)
WR DeSean Jackson
LB Jordan Hicks
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1)
CB Ryan Neal
NFC NORTH (8)
DETROIT LIONS (4)*
CB Alex Brown, S Godwin Igwebuike, OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai, RB Michael Warren
CB Chandon Sullivan, WR DeAndre Thompkins
CHICAGO BEARS (2)
QB Nick Foles, WR Marquise Goodwin
NFC SOUTH (7)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3)*
S Malcolm Jenkins, CB Patrick Robinson, DT Albert Huggins
ATLANTA FALCONS (3)*
DE Steven Means, OG Josh Andrews, DE Shareef Miller
CAROLINA PANTHERS (1)*
WR Marken Michel
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0)*
Notable free agents
RB Frank Gore, OT Jason Peters, CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, CB Cre’Von LeBlanc, TE Josh Perkins, WR Alshon Jeffery, WR Golden Tate, WR Danny Amendola, OT Dennis Kelly, TE Trey Burton, CB Daryl Worley, DT Beau Allen, LB Mychal Kendricks, RB Dion Lewis, OG Stefen Wisniewski, S Andrew Sendejo, QB Matt Barkley, LB LaRoy Reynolds, OG Chance Warmack, RB Kenjon Barner, S Blake Countess, WR Trevon Grimes
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
CALGARY STAMPEDERS (4)
S Trae Elston, OG Julian Good-Jones, WR Josh Huff, CB D.J. Killings
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (4)
WR Carlton Agudosi, WR Rasheed Bailey, CB Jamalcolm Liggins, CB Dexter McDougle
SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS (3)
CB Elie Bouka, OT Brett Boyko, S Deiondre’ Hall
MONTREAL ALOUETTES (2)
WR B.J. Cunningham, CB Prince Smith
EDMONTON ELKS (1)
CB Aaron Grymes
OTTAWA REDBLACKS (1)
CB Randall Evans
TORONTO ARGONAUTS (1)
QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
BC LIONS (1)
OT Victor Salako
SOME VERY IMPORTANT THOUGHTS
- I put an asterisk (*) next to the 14 teams the Eagles will play this season.
- Feels like only a matter of time until we’re adding Zach Ertz to this list.
- It’s not impossible that Frank Gore and his son could be on the same roster in the future. Hope to see that happen, would be cool. But maybe Gore’s time is done considering he’s currently unsigned. Regardless, we’ll look back on his Eagles career fondly.
- Yet another year where the AFC East leads all divisions in former Eagles.
- The Football Team (!), Browns, and 49ers are tied for first when it comes to having the most former Eagles.
- Not surprising to see former Eagles continue to land with the Jets (Joe Douglas) and Browns (Andrew Berry).
- The Bucs, Vikings, and Steelers are the only three teams without a former Eagle.
- Derek Carrier, a 2012 undrafted rookie free agent signing, is still hanging around the NFL. Totally justifying my irrational training camp crush on him back in 2013. Also cool to see Damion Square still hanging on.
- If the Eagles could reacquire one former Eagles player that’s currently under contract, who would you pick? Maybe you still believe in Wentz but that’s an easy no for me. Some seem interested in bringing Hicks back via an Ertz trade. I used to love Hicks but I think he’s kinda cooked; he hasn’t been good in coverage. If you’re looking to fill the biggest need, plugging Ronald Darby in at CB2 could help. He played well for Washington last season. Some people would probably say Sidney Jones, even though he wasn’t nearly as good as he was made out to be in Jacksonville (103.2 passer rating when targeted). Jordan Poyer might be the best bet if we’re talking about long-term value? That’s where my mind is at, not just thinking about 2021. Chandon Sullivan would be worth bringing back if you’re set on a corner. Or L.J. Fort if you really want a linebacker, though he turns 32 this season.
- Ruling out the big names, who’s one lesser-known player you’d like to have back? I’d take Daeshon Hall. I still believe!
- Most obscure names this year include: Jordan Franks, Alex Brown, Devin Ross.
- As you can see, I added the CFL to my former Eagles tracker this year. If you’re looking for a CFL team, you might wanna go with the Stampeders or Blue Bombers.