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"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕10 free agents the Eagles could sign now that they don’t have to worry about the compensatory pick formulaNew Youth Destiny Vaeao Jerseys ,130commentsWho do you want Howie Roseman to get?EDTShareTweetShareShare10 free agents the Eagles could sign now that they don’t have to worry about the compensatory pick formulaTim Fuller-USA TODAY SportsA new wave of NFL free agency is expected to pick up this week since signings will no longer count against a team’s compensatory pick formula starting at midnight (12:00:00 on May 8). The Eagles are among the teams who have been biding their time while playing the comp pick game. Philadelphia already has one of the most talented rosters in the league but there’s always room for improvement. Not to mention Howie Rosman has about $22 million in cap space to work with. Here’s a look at some targets who could make sense for the Eagles.DE EZEKIEL ANSAHAnsah is one of the most intriguing free agents remaining on the market. He led the NFL in pressure rate last year with 20 pressures in 101 pass rush snaps, per Pro Football Focus. Ansah’s market has evolved slowly as he’s recovery from shoulder surgery. Here’s what I wrote about Ansah as a possible Eagles target earlier this year:Ansah would be a great addition to the Eagles’ defensive end rotation, which is looking thin if Chris Long doesn’t return. For a team that likes to heavily rotate their pass rushers, the Eagles’ depth really drops off after the trio of Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, and Vinny Curry. If one of those three guys gets hurt, the Eagles are suddenly looking at one of Josh Sweat, Shareef Miller, Daeshon Hall, or Joe Ostman being a top three defensive end on the team. That’s not ideal.Signing Ansah makes a lot of sense for the Eagles but one would imagine he’ll be looking for a bigger role than what Philly will be offering him. Ansah has already taken some free agent visits and the Eagles seemingly haven’t been among those trips. It’d be nice if Schwartz could convince his former draft pick to spend a year with the Eagles before allowing Ziggy to test the market again in 2020. Just not counting on it to happen.DE DERRICK MORGANMorgan might be a more realistic signing for the Eagles. The 30-year-old has previously made it sound like he’s moving on from Tennessee. Morgan wouldn’t be some high impact player like Ansah but he could give the Eagles more depth. The 2010 first-round pick was selected three spots after Graham at No. 16 overall. He’s had a solid nine-year career with the Titans. Morgan’s coming off a down year with only 0.5 sacks in 2018 but he had sack totals of nine and 7.5 in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Morgan’s a Lancaster, PA native and attended high school in Coatesville. Maybe he has interest in moving back closer to home.DE PERNELL MCPHEEI wrote about McPhee as a potential Eagles target earlier this offseason:McPhee also overlapped with Fletcher Cox at Mississippi State, for what it’s worth. McPhee didn’t log a sack in limited playing time with Washington last year but he did rank 59th out of 173 edge rushers in pressure rate. He had eight quarterback hits and seven hurries in 203 defensive snaps, per PFF. DE WILLIAM HAYESHayes was selected by the Titans in the fourth-round of the 2008 NFL Draft while Schwartz was Tennessee’s defensive coordinator. Hayes played for former Dolphins defensive coordinator and current Eagles defensive special assistant Matt Burke in Miami over the past two seasons. Hayes, who recently turned 34 Destiny Vaeao Jerseys Stitched , is coming off an ACL injury that he suffered in Week 3 last year. That’s not great. The upside is that Hayes ranked 28th out of 119 edge rushers in pressure back in 2017. OG JEFF ALLENAllen is a player the Eagles were rumored to be interested in back in 2016. Philadelphia decided to sign Brandon Brooks away from the Texans instead. It’s safe to say the Eagles got that decision right. Brooks has been a Pro Bowl guard for the Eagles while Allen struggled to play well and dealt with injury issues after signing with Houston. But with Brooks now recovering from an Achilles injury, the Eagles could afford to add some interior offensive line depth. Signing the 29-year-old Allen makes a lot of sense. He’s versatile and has experience playing at tackle, guard, and center. He’s also known for being a good locker room guy.The Eagles have familiarity with Allen since he played for the Chiefs while Pederson was Kansas City’s offensive coordinator from 2013 through 2015. OG STEFEN WISNIEWSKIBack in March, the Eagles declined Wisniewski’s option for the 2019 season. He’s failed to receive strong interest on the market to this point but maybe they’ll change with teams no longer having to worry about him impacting their comp pick formula.I’d think Wis doesn’t have a ton of interest in returning to the Eagles because he feels like he should be starting. He said that he felt like his 2018 benching wasn’t performance-related. If Wis sees his market dry up, though, he could decide the Eagles are ultimately his best option in 2019. There could be an avenue to playing time, anyway, with Brooks recovering from injury and Isaac Seumalo subject to struggles. If I was the Eagles, I’d consider placing the rarely-used May 7 tender (formerly the June 1 tender) on Wis. In short, this would allow the Eagles to 1) bring Wis back at a reasonable cost or 2) allow him to still count towards the Eagles’ comp pick formula if he signs with another team.RB JAY AJAYIWait. Why is Ajayi making this list? The Eagles already have Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Corey Clement, Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood Youth Nate Gerry Jerseys , Boston Scott, and Donnel Pumphrey. And the Eagles already gave out Ajayi’s No. 26 jersey to Sanders.I’m not including Ajayi here because I think he’ll be on Philadelphia’s roster in 2019. I’m including him because I think they could offer him a May 7 tender in order to try to get a comp pick for him, similar to what I just talked about with Wis. Over The Cap comp picks expert Nick Korte recently talked about this possibility:CB KAYVON WEBSTERFrom earlier this offseason:Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby are still recovering from significant injuries suffered in 2018. If they’re at risk of missing games early in 2019, it wouldn’t hurt to add a veteran like Webster.The oldest corner on the Eagles’ roster is Josh Hawkins, who is 26. Webster is 28. S GLOVER QUINI think the Eagles might be done adding safeties. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are the projected starters, though McLeod is coming off ACL/MCL recovery. The Eagles signed Andrew Sendejo to seemingly be their third safety. The Eagles also recently claimed Blake Countess and his $2 million salary off waivers.There’s been talk (including from myself) that the Eagles could cut Sendejo to save a fourth-round comp pick and $800,000. I’m not going to dismiss that possibility. But it might not have to come to that. If the Eagles use the May 7 tender to get Wis and/or Ajayi to count TOWARDS their comp pick formula, they won’t need to cut Sendejo to save a fourth-round pick. So we’ll see how that goes.If the Eagles do want to add a safety who doesn’t impact their comp pick formula, Quin could be of interest as the team’s new version of Corey Graham. The Lions originally signed Quin while Schwartz was Detroit’s head coach. At 33, Quin’s best days are behind him. It’s also not like the Eagles have needed to wait to sign him since he was cut by the Lions earlier this offseason. Still, I’ll mention him here due to the Sendejo comp pick consideration. I’ll also give honorable mention to Tre Boston, who is still on the market for some reason. I’m guessing he’s hoping for a bigger role than Philly could reasonably offer. RB DARREN SPROLESSproles previously said he was going to make his decision to retire or not in May. Well, it’s May now. The feeling here is that Sproles would like to play in 2019. I also feel like Pederson would like to have Sproles back. But I’m not so sure the front office will be eager to pay a 36-year-old running back who’s only been able to play in nine games the past two years due to injury. ...Who do you want the Eagles to sign? And more interesting tidbits." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Jeffrey Lurie says giving Chip Kelly personnel control is one of his biggest regrets in 25 years of owning the EaglesNew,175commentsAnd more interesting tidbits. EDTShareTweetShareShareJeffrey Lurie says giving Chip Kelly personnel control is one of his biggest regrets in 25 years of owning the EaglesPhoto by Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesThe Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia (friend of BGN) recently published a fantastic profile on Philadelphia Eagles CEO and chairman Jeffrey Lurie. You can [click here] to read the entire piece, as you should. For those not subscribed to The Athletic Nate Gerry Jerseys Stitched , I’ll tease a few interesting parts of the wide-ranging interview. Starting with this one:We already know Lurie regretted the Kelly decision because he fired the former Eagles head coach prior to the end of the 2015 season before then re-installing Howie Roseman as the team’s personnel chief. Still, it’s interesting to see Lurie talk about it so bluntly. No one wants to make mistakes. You’d rather be perfect all the time if you could. But we all know that’s not realistic. Lurie’s Kelly mistake ultimately ending up serving the team well. He realized that a model with the head coach as the team’s top personnel decision maker wasn’t conducive to success. There’s a conflict of interest there with a coach being focused on the short-term while the general manager equivalent is focused on the long-term. Lurie’s response to the Kelly mistake was doing a 180 and hiring Doug Pederson, a head coach who seemingly has very little — if any — interest in personnel power. I’d say that model — with Pederson focusing on coaching and Roseman focusing on roster building — has worked out well considering for the Eagles so far considering they won their first Super Bowl title.Kapadia’s interview with Lurie also touches on the topic of analytics. We know that’s an area that Lurie strongly values. At the NFL owners meetings earlier this year, Lurie said the Eagles are “pretty obsessed” with analytics. He added that: “It will always be a priority [for us].”Lurie specifically had a good quote about the antiquated idea of “establishing the run.”Translation: those announcers are morons. The topic of Pederson (or most coaches, really) not running the ball enough is bound to come up multiple times through the season. And this isn’t to suggest the running game is totally worthless. But there’s plenty of evidence to conclude that passing is much more efficient than running the ball. You can tell the Eagles believe this based on how much they prioritize: quarterbacks, guys who protect the quarterback, and guys who can impede the opposing quarterback. The Eagles won a Super Bowl while subscribing to these beliefs. They’re poised for future success as well.Again, I encourage you to subscribe to The Athletic to read the entire piece. Lurie also talks more about his family, his relationship with autism, his love for sports, and much more.My biggest takeaway is that the Eagles are in good hands with Lurie steering the ship. That’s already how I felt anyway but an interview like this only reinforces that sentiment.