|Offense||22nd||113.3 (11th)||224.1 (24th)|
|Defense||13th||103.2 (15th)||239.5 (13th)|
|68||Andrews, Josh||G||6-2||311||6/21/1991||3||Oregon State|
|76||Barbre, Allen||G||6-4||310||6/22/1984||10||Missouri Southern State|
|53||Bradham, Nigel||OLB||6-2||241||9/4/1989||6||Florida State|
|56||Braman, Bryan (FA)||DE||6-5||241||5/4/1987||7||West Texas A&M|
|33||Brooks, Ron||CB||5-10||190||10/16/1988||6||Louisiana State|
|Brooks, Brandon||G||6-5||335||8/19/1989||6||Miami (Ohio)|
|29||Brooks, Terrence||DB||5-11||200||3/2/1992||4||Florida State|
|91||Cox, Fletcher||DT||6-4||310||12/13/1990||6||Mississippi State|
|Daniels, Steven||ILB||5-11||245||12/12/1992||2||Boston College|
|46||Dorenbos, Jon||LS||6-0||250||7/21/1980||15||Texas-El Paso|
|Douglas, Rasul||CB||6-2||204||8/29/1995||R||West Virginia|
|Gibson, Shelton||WR||6-0||198||3/20/0001||R||West Virginia|
|Goode, Najee||LB||6-0||244||6/4/1989||6||West Virginia|
|69||Gordon, Dillon||G||6-4||322||9/2/1993||2||Louisiana State|
|Greene, Darrell||G||6-3||321||10/29/1992||1||San Diego State|
|54||Grugier-Hill, Kamu||OLB||6-2||220||5/16/1994||2||Eastern Illinois|
|Hollins, Mack||WR||6-4||210||9/16/1993||R||North Carolina|
|Jeffery, Alshon||WR||6-3||218||2/14/1990||6||South Carolina|
|27||Jenkins, Malcolm||SS||6-0||204||12/20/1987||9||Ohio State|
|Jernigan, Timmy||DT||6-2||295||9/24/1992||4||Florida State|
|Johnston, Cameron||P||5-11||190||2/24/1992||R||Ohio State|
|8||Jones, Donnie||P||6-2||221||7/5/1980||14||Louisiana State|
|45||Lovato, Rick||LS||6-2||249||9/9/1992||1||Old Dominion|
|24||Mathews, Ryan||RB||6-0||220||10/10/1987||8||Fresno State|
|McGloin, Matt||QB||6-1||210||12/2/1989||5||Penn State|
|21||McKelvin, Leodis (FA)||CB||5-10||185||9/1/1985||10||Troy|
|31||Mills, Jalen||CB||6-0||191||4/6/1994||2||Louisiana State|
|Neary, Aaron||C||6-4||284||11/15/1992||1||Eastern Washington|
|Orlosky, Tyler||C||6-3||292||2/15/0001||R||West Virginia|
|Pumphrey, DJ||RB||5-8||169||12/6/1994||R||San Diego State|
|Robinson, Patrick||DB||5-11||191||9/7/1987||8||Florida State|
|Salako, Victor||T||6-6||335||11/4/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|73||Seumalo, Isaac||G||6-4||303||10/29/1993||2||Oregon State|
|28||Smallwood, Wendell||RB||5-10||208||1/20/1994||2||West Virginia|
|37||Smith, C.J.||CB||5-11||189||5/10/1993||2||North Dakota State|
|43||Sproles, Darren||RB||5-6||190||6/20/1983||13||Kansas State|
|50||Tulloch, Stephen (FA)||OLB||5-11||245||1/1/1985||12||North Carolina State|
|19||Turner, Paul||WR||5-10||193||5/10/1993||2||Louisiana Tech|
|97||Vaeao, Destiny||DT||6-3||299||1/15/1994||2||Washington State|
|72||Vaitai, Halapoulivaati||T||6-6||320||6/16/1993||2||Texas Christian|
|11||Wentz, Carson||QB||6-5||237||12/30/1992||2||North Dakota State|
|Wiltz, Jomal||CB||5-10||174||10/23/1994||R||Iowa State|
|61||Wisniewski, Stefen||G||6-3||305||3/22/1989||7||Penn State|
|Evans, Jerod (IR)||QB||6-3||232||1/16/1994||R||Virginia Tech|
|61||Shittu, Aziz (IR)||DE||6-2||288||7/27/1994||1||Stanford|
|Walker, Charles (IR)||DT||6-2||297||//||R||Oklahoma|
|Williams, Dom (IR)||WR||6-2||200||12/11/1992||R||Washington State|
|74||Wujciak, Connor (IR)||DT||6-2||291||9/24/1992||R||Boston College|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The former walk-on at North Carolina was on his way to an impressive senior season in Chapel Hill before his campaign was cut short due to a collarbone injury. A big-play threat, he averaged 19.3 yards per reception in 2016 after toasting opposing defenses for 24.8 YPR as a junior. At 6-foot-4, 210, Hollins is a big-bodied receiver that can get behind the defense and cause problems in the red zone. Unfortunately, the Eagles' emphasis on adding established receivers in the offseason likely means that Hollins will be limited to special teams early in his career. Still, Hollins has intriguing traits and could become a deep threat as he develops.
On a day TE Zach Ertz caught 13 balls for 139 yards and two touchdowns, no other Philadelphia pass catcher was able to make much of an impact. Still, with Jordan Matthews (ankle) unavailable to suit up, Treggs saw his most game action since Week 12. While he ultimately wound up without anything to show for it, Treggs is now afforded the offseason to work his way up the Eagles' wideout pecking order in preparation for Year 2 of the Carson Wentz era.
Agholor's struggles through his first two NFL season have been well documented, as the 2015 first-rounder has managed just 59 receptions for 648 yards and three scores since entering the league. However, with wideouts Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Mack Hollins, and others joining the Eagles as a part of an offseason overhaul at the position, Agholor has seemingly entered fight or flight mode to maintain a key role within the team's offense. While the USC product has received praise from coach Doug Pederson for sharpening his focus, Agholor will have to carry his improvement over to training camp to fend off the increased competition he suddenly faces.
Hart played in just one game last season, recording two tackles while playing along the defensive line. Late in the season the Eagles coaching staff decided to try him out along the offensive line and they were impressed enough to keep him there in 2017. He'll work with the offense starting in spring practices and look to carve out a larger role with the team next season.
Kendricks injured his quad during Friday's practice, and the injury will bring an end to his season. He'll finish the year with 32 tackles, one pass defensed, and one fumble recovery in 15 games.
Sturgis finishes his 2016 campaign having made 35 of 41 fields goal attempts and 30 extra points in 31 tries. He signed a one-year extension with the Eagles in September, so he's slated to be Philadelphia's kicker once again in 2017.
Long is fresh off of a Super Bowl win with the Patriots and will bring a veteran presence to Philadelphia's defensive front. He recorded 35 combined tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble in 16 games last season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Long's deal is two years in length, so he will need to show he can still make plays at the age of 32 if he wishes to secure a long-term future with the Eagles beyond the next two seasons.
Shittu is a second-year player who spent the entire 2016 season on the Eagles' practice squad. He was waived/injured in early May after hurting his knee in non-contact drills, but has since cleared waivers and reverted to IR. Unfortunately neither the extent of the damage done to his knee or a timetable for his return were disclosed.
Brooks went down after attempting to make a tackle during the first quarter Sunday. With his injury requiring surgery, Brooks is expected to land on injured reserve soon, opening a roster spot for the Eagles. After signing with Philadelphia this offseason, Brooks' familiarity with coordinator Jim Schwartz's defensive scheme, as well as fellow cornerback Leodis McKelvin's previous hamstring injury, resulted in Brooks starting five out of six games thus far. While McKelvin's return to health should help make up for Brooks' absence, C.J. Smith or Terrence Brooks could be activated to boost the Eagles' secondary going forward.
Gruigier-Hill dealt with an illness that kept him sidelined during Thursday's practice, but he was able to return Friday without limitations. He'll provide depth at outside linebacker behind Mychal Kendricks.
Jenkins finishes the season with 72 tackles, 1.0 sack, and nine passes defensed, including three interceptions in 16 games played. His numbers are down on the whole from last season but he did manage to play in a team-high 99.9 percent the Eagles defensive snaps.
After spending the last two seasons in Missouri with the Rams and Chiefs, Foles will head back to the place where he began his career in 2012. The 27-year-old once looked like he might be the permanent solution at quarterback for the Eagles after tossing 27 touchdowns against just two interceptions over 13 games in 2013, but he regressed the following season and appears to have settled into backup duties at this stage of his career. Foles will serve as the understudy for second-year signal-caller Carson Wentz, and his addition will likely prompt the Eagles to release well-regarded backup Chase Daniel.
That timeline would place Allen's soonest return near the beginning of the preseason, but the chances are that he will not be back until after the regular season commences. Until then, expect Timmy Jernigan to act as the Eagles' starting defensive tackle. Stay updated on Allen's recovery as training camp approaches.
The Texans think they have a find in undrafted free agent Stephen Anderson, a hybrid tight end/H-back type, who will make the team's 53-man roster. Anderson's emergence throughout the offseason activities and preseason sealed Denham's roster fate.
Daniels suffered a torn labrum during training camp after joining the Redskins as a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, which kept him out for the entire season. The Redskins opted to let him go earlier this week, but the Eagles see enough potential and will give him a look during the offseason. Daniels is not guaranteed a spot on the final regular-season roster, so he'll need to have a strong camp in order to impress the staff.
Ertz's restructure creates over $2.5 million in cap space for the Eagles this offseason and guarantees him more money in the immediate future. In 14 games last season, Ertz totaled a career-high 78 catches for 816 yards and four touchdowns.
Williams was waived/injury in early May and reverted to IR after clearing waivers. While the severity of his Achilles injury isn't clear, he could be out for a while if it's anything remotely serious.
Sproles entered last season as the club's change-of-pace back but became Pederson's most-trusted option in the ground game as the year wore on, as evidenced by him earning 45 percent of the offensive snaps, versus 25 percent for Ryan Mathews (neck). With the oft-injured Mathews perhaps on the way out of Philadelphia, the team will look to bring in additional talent to the backfield via the draft or free agency. However, with bigger needs elsewhere on the roster, the Eagles could end up using Wendell Smallwood (knee) as their primary ball carrier in the upcoming campaign. Either way, Sproles will probably be slotted in the same scatback role that he occupied at the beginning of this past season. He finished 2016 with 438 yards on 94 carries and added 427 more yards on 52 receptions. He also scored two touchdowns each on the ground and through the air.
Jones, originally a sure-fire first-round selection, fell to the second round of last month's draft after tearing his Achilles tendon in March. While the team is being relatively mum on his progress, the May 21 date of removing his walking boot is the first big step in his recovery. Martin Frank of the Delaware News reported that Jones shot down rumblings he could be back by October by stating, "I don't think that's a credible source." While it is still too early to pin down a return date, he at least appears to be making significant progress in his recovery.
The Eagles will bring in Jernigan to replace Bennie Logan, who signed with the Chiefs almost a month ago. Only 24, Jernigan is entering the final season of his rookie contract after recording 13 sacks over the past three seasons. Last year he recorded 31 tackles, five sacks, three pass deflections and an interception through 16 games. He'll join a veteran defensive line in Philadelphia anchored by the likes of Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Chris Long.
Despite playing through an AC sprain in his left shoulder most of the season, Braman played in all 16 games for the Eagles last year and ultimately racked up a total of five tackles on special teams. He'll look to latch on with a team in need of extra bodies for training camp this summer.
Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Matthews, and Torrey Smith figure to open the season as the team's top-3 receivers, with Green-Beckham, Nelson Agholor, Paul Turner, fourth-round rookie Mack Hollins, and fifth-round rookie Shelton Gibson competing to fill out the depth chart. As a non-factor on special teams, Green-Beckham wouldn't have any real use unless he managed to seize a spot among the top 4 on the wideout depth chart -- an unlikely scenario. Hollins, Gibson, Agholor, and Turner would all be more likely to contribute on special teams.
The defensive back was an exclusive rights free agent, but will opt to remain in Philadelphia. The 25-year-old played in all 16 games last season, while starting four of them. He recorded 24 tackles and three passes defended in the process. Watkins projects to back up Malcolm Jenkins at free safety heading into the 2017 season.
There was some concern that Means' game status might be affected by an illness he had been suffering from, but it looks like he will be good to go against the Packers on Monday.
Graham is no longer attending offseason workouts, and is expected to pass on the team's organized activities later this month. He signed a four-year, $26 million contract in 2015, which will earn him $6.5 million in each of the next two years. He is coming off a season in which he led the NFL in pressures and tallied a career high in tackles, but only accrued 5.5 sacks. The 29-year-old figures to improve on those numbers in his second year in Jim Schwartz's 4-3 defense. His status at camp will have to be monitored heading toward OTAs, which begin May 23.
Gratz joins Philadelphia after playing three games for the Jaguars and spending some time on the Rams roster after being claimed off waivers back in October. Although he was ultimately let go by Los Angeles, the fourth-year pro figures to add depth to the Eagles secondary.
Coming off a pair of disappointing, injury-plagued seasons, Jeffery clearly believes he can boost his value and then cash in with a multi-year contract to his liking next offseason. Despite being hampered by a slew of lower-body issues, Jeffery produced 1,628 receiving yards in 21 games (77.5 YPG) the past two seasons, after posting back-to-back 1,000-yard showings in 2013 and 2014. The Eagles also added Torrey Smith to a receiving corps that already included Jordan Matthews and TE Zach Ertz, but Jeffery will be the clear favorite to lead the team in targets if he's healthy. Eagles QB Carson Wentz could take a big step forward in his second season.
Smith was most recently in San Francisco, where poor quarterback play limited him to 110 receptions for 930 yards over his two-year stint with the 49ers. He will now join a more promising situation in Philadelphia, with Carson Wentz directing the offense. The Eagles lacked a true deep threat in 2016, but got exactly that in Smith. The veteran wideout has recorded a touchdown of at least 50 yards in each of his six NFL seasons, and should open things up down the field for Wentz and a Philadelphia offense that was 24th in the league in passing yards per game last year.
Marshall led the team in carries and yards with Ryan Mathews (back) out of commission, averaging a respectable 4.2 yards per carry against what has been a stout Cowboys run defense. After contributing in just two games this season, it remains to be seen what Marshall's role will be with the team will be next year, with Ryan Mathews expected to head the rushing attack.
Qualls is squat at 6-foot-1, but he's got a surprising amount of athleticism and shows excellent strength along the defensive interior. He put up 33 reps on the bench at the Combine, which ranked among the best in this year's class. Philadelphia already has Fletcher Cox and Timmy Jernigan to clog the middle, but Qualls could be a worthwhile addition who can help in the run game.
Grymes played in only one game and didn't record any tackles after being promoted to the active roster Nov. 11. He will become a free agent if he clears waivers.
Wujciak, a first-year player out of Boston College, spent the season on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury last August. When he returns to full strength Wujciak could be a cheap option on the free-agent market for a team in need of depth along its defensive line.
The six-year veteran is also lining up on the inside on passing downs. Given that he has experienced greater success against interior linemen in his career so far, and also recently revealed that he battled a knee injury last season, according to Andrew Kulp of CSN Philly, it seems fair to expect a rebound from the 28-year-old in 2017. While he mostly disappointed with only 2.5 sacks last year after signing a $47 million dollar deal the previous offseason, he did set a career high with 26 tackles. He will have to produce better numbers in order to fend off No. 14 overall pick Derek Barnett and free-agent addition Chris Long, however.
Philadelphia continues to load up on deep threats this offseason, adding Torrey Smith in free agency and picking up Gibson and Mack Hollins to start Day 3 of the draft. Gibson has an innate ability to get behind defenses even though he clocked in with just a 4.5 in the 40. He led West Virginia in receiving yards last season despite having 20 less receptions than fellow wideout Daikel Shorts and also averaged a whopping 22.1 yards per catch. While Hollins has the ability to win on contested catches down the field thanks to his height, Gibson has the ability to quickly gain separation on his routes and once he gets the ball in his hands, his shiftiness and elusiveness make him a threat to find the end zone.
Barnett is extremely accomplished as a college defender, but at under 260 pounds with poor athletic metrics, his skill set will need to carry him in the NFL. With 33 sacks in his three seasons at Tennessee, such optimism is reasonable. He'll compete for snaps behind Brandon Graham, Chris Long and Vinny Curry.
This will be the second straight game Brooks will miss with the hamstring injury he suffered during the team's Week 9 loss to the Giants. His next opportunity to return will be Monday night against the Packers in Week 12.
A seventh-rounder from this year's draft class, McCalister suffered the injury sometime during practice. He now figures to enter the 2016 campaign with a "redshirt" approach and try out for the team next season.
Every pass catcher in Sunday's game was overshadowed by Philadelphia TE Zach Ertz (who caught 13 passes for 139 yards and two scores Sunday), and Turner was no different. Even in Jordan Matthews' (ankle) absence, the rookie only finished fifth on the team in targets. With the 2016 season now in the books, Turner will look to build upon his late-season progress in the offseason and carve out a complementary role in the Eagles' passing attack behind Ertz and Matthews in advance of the 2017 campaign.
The rookie, who was taken in the seventh round, worked his way up the depth chart in training camp, and found a role with the team providing depth at cornerback. While he failed to tally an interception, the 22-year-old showed he had a nose for the ball by knocking away seven passes during the season. He is under contract for three more seasons, at an affordable price, so the Eagles figure to continue using Mills in their plans going forward.
Word of the procedure comes on the heels of a report from ESPN.com's Tim McManus, who relayed that Wentz has been focusing on his mechanics and footwork with instructor Adam Dedeaux this offseason. Self-improvement is a valued trait of quarterbacks, and in addition to the likely upgrades in sight and accuracy, Wentz will have some new weapons at his disposal in 2017. Joining Jordan Matthews in the receiving corps are free-agent additions Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, which on paper is a formidable trio for the NFC East and opposing secondaries in general to deal with. Taking each development into account, the Eagles and Wentz himself have bet that he can improve upon a rookie campaign in which he completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,782 yards to go with 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Blount, who rushed for a league-best 18 touchdowns in 2016 with the Patriots, will provide the Eagles' backfield with much-needed physicality on early downs and short-yardage situations. His signing doesn't bode well for Ryan Mathews' (neck) future in Philadelphia, who has already been expected to be released this offseason. Darren Sproles is slated to fill his usual role as a utility man, while Wendell Smallwood (knee) and fourth-rounder Donnel Pumphrey figure to share carries behind Blount. The 30-year-old bruising back recorded a career-high in rushing attempts, rushing yards, and touchdowns last season during his seventh year in the league, proving there's still plenty of juice left in the tank.
Goode played in all 16 games in 2016, recording 10 combined tackles and providing solid coverage as a special teams player. If he is able to ultimately make the Eagles' 53-man roster at the end of the preseason, he should find himself in a similar special teams role this coming campaign.
Hicks had his first career multi-interception game Sunday, ending the season with a team-leading five interceptions. He also was second on the team with 85 tackles. Hicks played on 95.2 percent of the Eagles defensive snaps this season and will look to build on his strong campaign come time for the 2017 season.
Evans signed with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent this offseason but quickly landed on IR after injuring his foot. However, after reaching an injury settlement Monday, he'll now head back to the free-agent market.
The 32-year-old played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Titans, Lions and Eagles. He hangs up his cleats having recorded 949 tackles, including 14.5 sacks, and five interceptions over 159 games. From 2009-13, Tulloch finished with over 100 tackles in each season and quickly became one of the top linebackers in the league.
While starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin nurses a hamstring injury, the Eagles will promote Smith as a depth option in the secondary.
Mathews was cleared to resume working out around the time of the draft, and while he still hasn't passed a physical, the Eagles likely expect him to do so before the start of training camp. The team apparently intends to release him with an injury settlement even if he can't pass a physical, ready to move forward with a backfield led by Wendell Smallwood (knee), Darren Sproles and fourth-round rookie Donnel Pumphrey. Philadelphia could look to add some size to its backfield through free agency or a trade, as LeGarrette Blount remains unsigned and a few teams appear to have at least three or four competent runners.
After signing defensive end Chris Long earlier in the day, the Eagles continue to add veteran playmakers to their defense as Robinson heads to Philadelphia after spending last season with the Colts. The cornerback was limited throughout last season due to a groin injury but still managed to record 26 tackles, five pass deflections and one forced fumble in seven games (six starts). Robinson should secure a starting role in an otherwise young Eagles secondary as long as he can remain healthy.
The move opens up more cap space for the Eagles, and the 32-year-old remains with the only NFL team he has ever known. Although listed as the number two tight end on the Eagles' depth chart, Celek was surpassed as a receiving option last season by third-year TE Trey Burton, who was targeted 60 times compared to Celek's 19. Barring injury to starter Zach Ertz, Celek's 2017 role should mostly come as a blocker.
Walker had an MRI on Friday that confirmed his injury. His absence leaves the Eagles thin at the top of the linebacker position with just two middle linebackers left on the roster. Ed Reynolds figures to see extra reps with Walker out.
Week 17 was not a good one for Bradham. He failed to get a solo tackle for the first time all season, despite playing in every one of the team's defensive snaps. Despite his rough day, Bradham finished the season as the team's leading tackler with 102 on the season, and he played in 97.1 percent of the team's defensive snaps. He also forced two fumbles and had five passes defensed, including an interception, while playing in all 16 games this season.
Matthews was able to participate in OTAs on Tuesday, but he's still not quite at 100 percent. The ankle injury kept him sidelined for two of the Eagles' last five regular-season contests, so he'll look to avoid any setbacks throughout the remainder of the offseason. He's slated to be positioned primarily in the slot this year, with Alshon Jeffery and Torry Smith on the outside.
McGloin returns to his home state after spending his first four seasons with the Raiders, for whom he started seven of his 13 games played. Although the 27-year-old has featured in just six contests since his rookie campaign, McGloin offers the Eagles an experienced third option behind starting quarterback Carson Wentz and backup Nick Foles, cementing their depth at the position ahead of offseason activities.
The Eagles granted Cox permission to be with his family this week and subsequently not report to OTAs. According to the report, Cox is expected to return to team activities following the week-long absence.
Burton had his best season as a pro in 2016, catching 37 passes for 327 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles third option at tight end. He'll remain firmly behind Zach Ertz on the depth chart but he could once again see an expanded role in the offense in 2017.
It still isn't entirely clear if the Eagles plan to release Ryan Mathews (neck) once he's able to pass a physical, but he'll presumably have to accept a major pay cut for the team to even consider keeping him around. Widely rumored to have interest in some of the draft's top running backs, Philadelphia ultimately waited on the position until the fourth round, where they picked up the 176-pound Pumphrey to join a backfield that already includes the diminutive Sproles. While listed at a modest 5-foot-10, 208 pounds, Smallwood may end up being the closest thing the team has to a power runner. Such a scenario would bode well for his chances to pick up early-down snaps and short-yardage carries in what figures to be a committee backfield.
Johnson went undrafted out of Texas in 2016 but latched on with the Eagles later on in the summer. However, he was ultimately released in early September without making a game appearance and is now set to battle for one of the last roster spots once again.
McKelvin signed a two-year, $6 million contract with Philadelphia last offseason. In 13 games with the Eagles in 2016, he recorded 43 tackles and two interceptions, including one pick six. He saw the field on 57.5 percent of the team's defensive snaps but routinely struggled in man-to-man coverage. He'll be 32 come the start of the 2017 regular season.
The Eagles made Smith their first-round draft pick back in 2014 in an effort to shore up their pass rush at the time. However, he's recorded just four sacks throughout his first three years in the league and currently sits near the bottom of the depth chart, making his fifth-year option an easy one to pass on.
Maragos' contract extension also includes around an extra $300K with Pro Bowl incentives, as the backup safety intends on spending three more years in Philadelphia. Through 10 games so far this season, he's notched just six tackles (four solo), but serves as a veteran tool for the team's special teams unit.
McLeod's game Sunday was representative of his season, with him chipping in in the form of pass defense and sure tackling. He finished the year with 83 tackles, seven passes defensed, including three interceptions, and a sack, all of which were career highs. He played in 99.4 percent of Philadelphia's defensive snaps on the season, second only to fellow starting safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Returning starter Jalen Mills and offseason acquisition Patrick Robinson started in the base package, with Mills moving inside in the nickel and Douglas replacing him outside. The rookie apparently acquitted himself well, and if he continues to do so could easily move into the starting lineup should Robinson continue his injury-prone ways or underwhelm as he has up to now. Douglas could also face competition from Ron Brooks (quad) and 2017 second-round pick Sidney Jones (Achilles)once they recover from their injuries, however.
Walker's release was inevitable as the Eagles needed to open up a roster spot for free agent LeGarrette Blount. If Walker goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll revert to the Eagles' injured reserve.