|Offense||7th||132.2 (4th)||233.6 (12th)|
|Defense||4th||79.2 (2nd)||227.3 (17th)|
|13||Agholor, Nelson||WR||6-0||198||5/24/1993||4||Southern California|
|36||Ajayi, Jay||RB||6-0||223||6/15/1993||4||Boise State|
|Bausby, DeVante||CB||6-2||190||1/15/1993||2||Pittsburg State|
|53||Bradham, Nigel||LB||6-2||241||9/4/1989||7||Florida State|
|42||Braman, Bryan||LB||6-5||241||5/4/1987||7||West Texas A&M|
|79||Brooks, Brandon||G||6-5||335||8/19/1989||7||Miami (Ohio)|
|91||Cox, Fletcher||DE||6-4||310||12/13/1990||7||Mississippi State|
|41||Darby, Ronald||CB||5-11||193||1/2/1994||4||Florida State|
|Davis, Rashard||WR||5-9||180||//||1||James Madison|
|32||Douglas, Rasul||CB||6-2||209||8/29/1994||2||West Virginia|
|18||Gibson, Shelton||WR||5-11||191||3/20/1994||2||West Virginia|
|52||Goode, Najee||LB||6-0||244||6/4/1989||7||West Virginia|
|24||Graham, Corey||DB||6-0||196||7/25/1985||12||New Hampshire|
|Greene, Darrell||G||6-3||321||10/29/1992||1||San Diego State|
|54||Grugier-Hill, Kamu||LB||6-2||220||5/16/1994||3||Eastern Illinois|
|10||Hollins, Mack||WR||6-4||221||9/16/1993||2||North Carolina|
|17||Jeffery, Alshon||WR||6-3||218||2/14/1990||7||South Carolina|
|27||Jenkins, Malcolm||DB||6-0||204||12/20/1987||10||Ohio State|
|93||Jernigan, Timmy||DT||6-2||295||9/24/1992||5||Florida State|
|Johnston, Cameron||P||5-11||194||2/24/1992||R||Ohio State|
|45||Lovato, Rick||LS||6-2||249||9/9/1992||2||Old Dominion|
|34||Pumphrey, DJ||RB||5-9||176||12/6/1994||2||San Diego State|
|21||Robinson, Patrick||DB||5-11||191||9/7/1987||9||Florida State|
|73||Seumalo, Isaac||G||6-4||303||10/29/1993||3||Oregon State|
|28||Smallwood, Wendell||RB||5-10||208||1/20/1994||3||West Virginia|
|43||Sproles, Darren||RB||5-6||190||6/20/1983||14||Kansas State|
|97||Vaeao, Destiny||DT||6-4||299||1/15/1994||3||Washington State|
|11||Wentz, Carson||QB||6-5||237||12/30/1992||3||North Dakota State|
|7||Williams, Dom||WR||6-2||200||12/11/1992||2||Washington State|
|Wilson, Marquess||WR||6-4||206||9/14/1992||5||Washington State|
|61||Wisniewski, Stefen||C||6-3||305||3/22/1989||8||Penn State|
|Zaruba, Adam||TE||6-5||265||3/31/1991||R||Simon Fraser (Canada)|
Although he never appeared in a regular-season game in 2017, Davis spent the preseason with the Eagles and took reps at receiver while also getting a look as the return man on both punts and kickoffs. He'll now get another chance to make the team ahead of the 2018 campaign.
Hollins showed flashes this season and went from being targeted in only one of the season's first five games to making at least one catch in each of the seven games leading up to Carson Wentz's Week 14 injury. The beginning of the rookie's streak coincided with poor performances from Torrey Smith, and the kid seemed poised to leapfrog the veteran on the depth chart for a time. Smith rebounded but is likely to continue to cede more work to the 2017 fourth-round pick in the future.
Treggs, who appeared in nine games for the Eagles in 2016, ended the season on Philadelphia's practice squad after getting let go by the Browns in December. The slot receiver is off the fantasy radar at present but that could change if he somehow manages to climb the depth chart this offseason.
The third-year receiver admirably fought through the flu bug that plagued him leading up to Sunday's game, one that had even required a hospital visit for IV treatment Saturday. The 24-year-old's reception total was a team high, as were the number of targets he saw. After a lackluster first two seasons, Agholor showed tremendous improvement in his third campaign, notching career highs in receptions (62), targets (95), receiving yards (768) and touchdowns (eight). He'll head into his 2018 contract season on a high note and undoubtedly looking to build on his solid 2017 numbers.
Vaitai is expected to return to his role as Lane Johnson's backup at right tackle Sunday versus the Redskins.
Hart played with the Eagles for parts of the 2017 season before the team let him go in mid-November. Whether he makes the 53-man roster next fall will likely depend on his progress throughout training camp. Hart still has a long way to go before making a great impact on the gridiron for the Birds.
Kendricks' defensive snap count jumped back up to 2015 levels, and accordingly he came just shy of his statistical output from that same season. The 27-year-old was on the field sparingly through the first few weeks of 2017, but his 17-tackle game Week 6 at Carolina ensured that his per-game snap count would almost double thereafter. Despite the increased opportunity, he was never able to rack up tackles consistently and only averaged five per game from Weeks 8-16. The California product's contract status makes him a constant subject of trade rumors, but if he is back in Philadelphia in 2018, similar production can be expected.
Sturgis suggested he was healthy around mid-December. It was no surprise the Eagles chose to ride Elliott through the end of the season given how well the rookie was performing, and it paid off considering Elliott finished the season having made 26 of 31 field goals in addition to a seven-for-seven showing in the playoffs. The 28-year-old Sturgis will now be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year and will presumably need to look for work outside of Philadelphia with Elliott under contract through the 2018 campaign.
Sunday was the third time this season that Long posted a sack and a forced fumble in the same game. However, he logged a season-low 18 defensive snaps Sunday, so the performance could be considered an outlier. Long's erratic production keeps him off the fantasy radar, except in the deepest of IDP formats.
Gerry, a fifth-round pick of the Eagles back in April who landed on the practice squad after being waived at final roster cuts during training camp, will take the 53-man roster spot of Chris Maragos (knee), who was placed on injured reserve. A safety in college, Gerry converted to linebacker in camp and will continue to practice at that position upon joining the roster. However, if Gerry suits up on game days, it's likely that he'll see most of his snaps on special teams rather than defense.
Grugier-Hill has played a only 85 defensive snaps for the Eagles this season, serving primarily as a special teams player. The 23-year-old should serve a similar role with Philadephia in 2018, assuming he again makes the team's 53-man roster.
Jenkins played all 16 games for the fourth consecutive year. Perhaps this longevity helped get him elected to his second Pro-Bowl because, statistically speaking, he virtually repeated his 2016 season. The only major difference was his failure to score a defensive touchdown, marking just the second of eight pro seasons in which he has failed to find the end zone. He is now on the wrong side of 30 and has limited upside in IDP leagues.
Foles put quite the exclamation point on his improbable season with a spectacular performance against the Tom Brady-led Patriots, helping lead the Eagles to the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. The 29-year-old connected with Alshon Jeffery on a beautiful 34-yard pass in the left corner of the end zone for the first touchdown of the game late in the first quarter, and he gave Philadelphia a 22-12 halftime lead when he caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Trey Burton just before intermission. He'd go on to add a 22-yard scoring dart to Corey Clement and then spearheaded a game-winning 14-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 remaining that survived replay review. Foles finished the regular season having completed 57 of 101 passes for 537 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions while filling in for Carson Wentz (knee) following the latter's season-ending injury, but he projects to revert back to his backup role whenever Wentz is back to full health.
Both totes came back-to-back at the end of the first quarter with the first going for 18 yards. He technically touched the ball on a third successive play when he recovered Nick Foles' fumble on the last play of the period. The Oregon product reverted to his primary role as a returner thereafter. He remains a distant fourth on the Eagles RB depth chart.
Allen served as a reserve defensive tackle in Philadelphia's defensive line rotation in 2017, as he has in each of his four seasons with the team. The 26-year-old is currently an unrestricted free agent and will most likely compete for a similar role with a new team in 2018, should he not re-sign with the Eagles.
Wilson didn't suit up for a game in the 2017 campaign, partially because he battled a hip injury late into preseason. Through his five seasons in the NFL, Wilson has 56 receptions on 99 targets for 764 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles currently have a talented receiving corps, so Wilson will likely be a depth asset if he makes the 53-man roster in 2018.
Ertz drew even with Torrey Smith for second on the team in targets, but it was his final catch of the night that proved to be the difference-maker. The 27-year-old made a circus catch and crossed the goal line with 2:21 remaining, but the ground lodged the ball loose as he landed. However, it landed in Ertz's hands again without ever touching the ground, and instant replay review led to a determination that the tight end was acting as a runner when he lost and subsequently regained control. The touchdown gave the Eagles a 38-33 lead that they'd extend to 41-33 in short order with the aid of a Tom Brady fumble on the next possession. The heroics capped off a third straight successful campaign for the fifth-year pro, one that saw him haul in 74 of 110 targets for 824 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. Despite carrying a cap hit of nearly $10 million in 2018, Ertz naturally figures to play a pivotal role in the team's attempted defense of its first Super Bowl title.
Darby added five solo tackles and three passes defended to go along with his second interception of the season. The pick came midway through the second quarter. He returned it 37 yards before being taken down 20 yards short of the end zone. The 23-year-old participated in 84 defensive snaps (95.0 percent).
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' season ended in late September against the Giants, when he fractured his arm and tore his ACL. While the injury initially looked damaging to the Eagles' playoff hopes, the play of rookie Corey Clement and trade-deadline pickup Jay Ajayi out of the backfield more than compensated for Sproles' absence and helped guide the Eagles to Super Bowl LII. With Sproles heading into his age-35 season and coming off a major injury, he may find limited suitors for his services.
Jones was a full participant in practice all week after missing the Eagles' divisional round game with a hamstring injury, pointing to his inactivity Sunday being a coach's decision. The rookie cornerback is merely a depth option in the Eagles' secondary, so his absence shouldn't greatly affect Philadelphia's effectiveness on defense.
Jernigan, who was held out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday due to an unspecified illness, has been cleared to return to the field and should be ready to assume his typical starting role along the interior of the Eagles' defensive line.
Braman has been a key special teams asset for Philadelphia over the last several years but will now look to expand that role in New Orleans. It's unlikely that he'll have any major impact on the defensive unit, but Braman will have the chance to earn his keep with special teams.
With Watkins having completed his rookie contract and now heading into his fifth season, the Eagles would have to extend a fourth-round tender in order to retain him, but the organization apparently didn't feel he was worthy of that price tag. The 25-year-old appeared in 28 games over the past two seasons, but saw nearly as many snaps (165) on special teams as he did on defense (168) in 2017. With 2017 second-round defensive back Sidney Jones back to full strength after missing nearly all of his rookie season while recovering from an Achilles injury and top special teamer Chris Maragos (knee) set to return in 2018 after an injury-shortened season, the Eagles are well equipped to compensate for Watkins' departure.
His strip-sack of Tom Brady in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter led to a field goal that put the Eagles up by eight with 65 seconds remaining. It was a perfect ending to a career season which saw the 29-year-old make 47 tackles (33 solo), and shatter his previous career high with 9.5 sacks. He also forced two fumbles, defensed two passes and scored his first career touchdown. The Michigan product should be a top option again at his position in 2018 IDP leagues.
The left guard was only forced to miss a handful of plays with the injury and was scheduled to be evaluated last week. It's unclear what the prognosis is for Wisniewski heading into the upcoming season, but unless major surgery was necessary, he should be back to full strength for the start of training camp.
Anderson notes that the expectation is for Jeffery to be ready for Week 1 but, now that the full extent of his injury is known, there appears to be concern he might not be. Furthermore, he's now said to be "very likely" to miss the preseason.
He tied Zach Ertz for second on the team in targets, after Nelson Agholor's 11. It marked the third straight game the seven-year veteran had seen increased targets from Nick Foles. For Smith, an up-and-down season ends on a high note, as he had also been seeing an uptick in targets when Carson Wentz went down in Week 14 before having to re-establish his rapport with Foles. The 29-year-old finished the regular season with just 430 yards and two touchdowns and only one game of over 70 yards receiving. A rebound in 2018 is unlikely as the Eagles' receiving corps will remain crowded, with Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins likely to take even more work away from Smith.
Perkins spent the 2017 season on the Falcons' practice squad injured list with an undisclosed injury. The Eagles are currently stacked at tight end, but Trey Burton's contract expires after this season, which could open up a depth spot for Perkins.
Bausby's time as a member of the Eagles' practice squad officially came to an end Monday, so Philadelphia opted to keep him in the organization at least through its offseason program by inking him to a contract. The cornerback, whose lone four appearances in the NFL came with the Bears in 2016, faces long odds to win a roster spot with the Eagles coming out of training camp.
The 2017 sixth-round pick was projected to be picked earlier, but he put on extra weight and seems to lack the consistency needed to be a starter in the league. Although Qualls is cleared to play Sunday, he's not expected to see much time
Brooks wasn't expected to miss any games, but his official return to full participation means he'll be positioned at starting right guard Sunday.
Curry is averaging four tackles per game so far this season and he is now up to two sacks on the year. He will look to carry that momentum into Sunday's showdown with the Broncos.
The 2017 fifth-round pick will have the inactive tag for the second time in as many weeks to open the season. Gibson has a ways to go to shed the label, as he currently sits sixth on the Eagles' wide receiver depth chart.
The Eagles are resting a number of key defenders for the regular-season finale with the team having already clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed, including three mainstays along the line in Barnett, Timmy Jernigan and Brandon Graham (ankle). Vinny Curry and Chris Long are thus in line to start at the two end spots, but they too could give way to some of the line's deeper reserves as the regular-season finale unfolds.
Johnson cleared the league's concussion protocol earlier this week and was a full participant at practice. The 27-year-old looks ready to go for Monday night's divisional matchup with the Redskins.
The rookie started the scoring with a 26-yard boot midway through the first quarter, and followed it with the missed extra point. From there, he was perfect, putting Philadelphia up by more than a field goal with his 42 and 46-yard attempts in the fourth quarter. The Super Bowl win completes a whirlwind season for the 23-year-old, who after going undrafted and failing to make the Bengals out of training camp, signed with the Eagles after the injury to Caleb Sturgis in Week 1. The Memphis product completed 26 of 31 field-goal attempts during the regular season, and was a perfect seven of seven in the playoffs. He is signed through next season.
Killings ended up on injured reserve with an unspecified injury and is now free to sign elsewhere, but is most likely a practice-squad candidate.
The Eagles originally signed Ward as an undrafted free agent last spring in an attempt to convert him from a quarterback to a receiver. While the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Houston product didn't survive final roster cuts ahead of the 2017 season opener, Ward proved to be a playmaker at the collegiate level -- one who rushed for over 1,000 yards during his junior season -- and will likely be better prepared to make an impact in his second professional season than he was as a rookie.
Lovato has big shoes to fill, as he takes over for the Eagles' longest-tenured player. An injury to the veteran long snapper in the latter portion of the 2016 season opened up the opportunity for Lovato, an undrafted free agent in 2015. The Old Dominion product was working for his father's sub shop when he got the call to work out for the Eagles. He will now look to make his fourth NFL stop stick.
It was Mills' highest tackle total since Week 3 of the regular season against the Giants. While his per-game numbers were inconsistent after that, the former seventh-round pick managed to rack up 64 total tackles (51 solo), two more than his rookie season, and also defended 14 passes, doubling his 2016 total. He added three interceptions and a touchdown. The 23-year-old will presumably return to a starting role in 2018 and look to continue becoming more of a playmaker.
Wentz put the Eagles into a position to end the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the NFC, churning out 10 wins in the first 12 outings before tearing the ACL and LCL in his left knee Week 14. In his stead, Nick Foles has guided the team to Super Bowl LII, with Wentz providing support from the sideline. In the days following the contest, Wentz will take a significant step in his rehab. The aforementioned weight-bearing work will happen with his knee brace unlocked for the first time since sustaining the season-ending injuries. Once he reaches this point in his recovery, he can continue onward as if he suffered just a torn ACL. Per one of Rapoport's sources, there's a "realistic" shot Wentz will be able to suit up for Week 1 of the 2018 campaign. The comment comes on the heels of his surgeon, Dr. James Bradley, telling the Eagles that barring a setback, Wentz should be a participant at some point in training camp. Wentz's progress in the coming months will determine when he'll make his next in-game appearance.
Brown spent the 2017 season on the Eagles' practice squad. The rookie's most likely role in 2018 would be as a special teams contributor and reserve tight end if he is able to put together a solid training camp.
Blount broke off several productive runs throughout the course of the contest, but none bigger than his 21-yard scoring scamper in the second quarter that gave the Eagles a 15-3 lead at the time. The veteran had played a minimal role in Philadelphia's first two postseason wins, gaining a modest 40 yards combined in victories of the Falcons and Vikings. However, as he did Sunday, he'd scored once in each of those contests, and the rushing yardage he mustered against the Patriots served as a game-high total. Having played in 2017 on a one-year, $1.25 million dollar deal, Blount is slated to be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the league year. Despite his strong finish, it's conceivable that the Eagles could opt to move forward with a stable of younger backs that includes mid-season acquisition Jay Ajayi and impressive rookie Corey Clement.
Goode once again served as a special teams conributor for the Eagles but did garner three starts, recording 11 tackles (10 solo). The 28-year-old enters 2018 as an unrestricted free agent and is likely to be featured in a similar role next season, wherever he ends up signing.
Hicks was a spectator during the Eagles' run to the Super Bowl after rupturing his right Achilles' tendon in an Oct. 24 win over the Redskins. His absence for the second half of the campaign and the postseason opened up more reps in the middle for Dannell Ellerbe, but Hicks should take back the starting gig entering the 2018 season if his Achilles' tendon heals as expected. Though Hicks could be restricted when the Eagles reconvene for Organized Team Activities in May, Hicks should be close to full strength by the time training camp opens in the summer.
Beatty most recently played six games with the Giants in 2016, which came after he missed the entire 2015 season with a torn pectoral muscle. The veteran will help add depth to an offensive line that will be without its top tackle, Jason Peters (knee), for the rest of the season.
Pumphrey originally tore his hamstring in practice leading up to Week 2 and spent the near majority of his rookie season on injured reserve. The 2017 fourth-rounder said he gained valuable insight from the "mental reps" he took advantage of during his time off, and he also added 10 pounds of muscle to his frame, according to Sam Gordon of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. If the Eagles choose not to re-sign LeGarrette Blount or Darren Sproles (knee/ankle), who are both unrestricted free agents, Pumphrey could have a fantasy-relevant role in 2018 while competing with Corey Clement for playing time behind Jay Ajayi.
Robinson has passed concussion protocol testing and is cleared for Monday's game against the Raiders. The cornerback is coming off a four-tackle performance against the Giants in which he logged 47 defensive snaps.
The 33-year-old took a pay cut before the season to remain with Philadelphia and it paid off big time with a Super Bowl win. Unfortunately, with Zach Ertz and Trey Burton ahead of him in terms of target share, the Cincinnati product's numbers also took a hit. Celek has a year remaining on the three-year deal he signed in 2016 and could be in line for an uptick in production if Burton leaves in free agency, but it is Ertz's health alone that will determine whether any other tight end on this team is relevant in 2018.
The Eagles, who have locked up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, have little to play for in Week 17 other than staying sharp heading into the postseason. With that in mind, head coach Doug Pederson wants starting quarterback Nick Foles, who has started the last two games after Carson Wentz (knee) suffered a season-ending injury, to play about one quarter before Sudfeld enters the game. The lack of a full four quarters -- in addition to his inexperience at the NFL level -- renders Sudfeld little more than a fantasy dart.
Last week, Ajayi followed a full session Wednesday with limited participation Thursday and Friday. However, the Eagles didn't attach a status to the running back, indicating he would have been active if a game was played this past Sunday. With a full practice to kick off this week, Ajayi seems set to lead the backfield Sunday against the Patriots, as he has in the first two playoff games. In those outings, he earned the most offensive snaps (60) and touches (39) among Philly running backs.
Walker missed the last two games with the neck injury but appears on track to return for Sunday's game against the Giants. The 25-year-old should return to the role of starting middle linebacker for the Eagles.
Graham was a full participant in practice this week, so the expectation is that the safety will be active and ready to go for Sunday's contest. With Rodney McLeod (hamstring) expected to play this week as well, Graham will likely serve as a backup in the secondary.
The tackle and sack numbers represent slight regression from Bradham's 2016. The eight passes defensed were a career-high however, and the former Seminole also scored his first career touchdown Week 11 against Dallas. The 28-year-old will now become an unrestricted free agent. Bradham has stated he'd like to return to Philadelphia, but no matter where he ends up, he is not likely to have value as much more than a high-floor, low-upside linebacker in 2018 IDP leagues.
Cox was a full participant in practice all week, so it's not all too surprising he'll be out on the field Thursday night. Since the veteran is returning from a two-game absence, the Eagles may look to limit his snap count. If that is the case, look for Beau Allen and Justin Hamilton to see expanded reps.
A passing touchdown certainly is surprising, but it's good to know Burton has that in his back pocket. While the 26-year-old caught a career-high five touchdowns during the regular season, he actually saw one fewer red-zone target in 2017 than he did the season prior. His 248 yards receiving while catching 23 of 31 targets all represent regression from 2016 as well. If Zach Ertz is forced to miss any time, Burton would be a solid replacement (he scored thrice in the two games Ertz sat out), but unless that happens, the former Gator won't have much fantasy value next season.
Peters indicated prior to the Super Bowl his plans to continue playing in the 2018 season after tearing his ACL and MCL in October, and Pederson obviously still has full confidence in the veteran left tackle. The 36-year-old's contract has him as a viable option to be a cap casualty, but Peters is deeply respected across the board in the Eagles organization. Halapoulivaati Vaitai started at left tackle in his absence, but it appears at this point that Peters is likely to remain in the picture for Philadelphia in 2018.
Vaeao missed five early season games with a wrist injury, and otherwise served as a reserve defensive tackle. The 24-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and could be due for a slightly increased role in 2018 with fellow reserve defensive tackle Beau Allen slated to hit free agency.
Dressing for the first time since Nov. 5, Smallwood appears well positioned to take on a healthy workload with Jay Ajayi (coach's decision) inactive and the Eagles unlikely to lean heavily on key backs LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement for a regular-season finale that doesn't carry playoff implications. With that in mind, Smallwood and pass-catching threat Kenjon Barner could end up seeing the bulk of the snaps out of the backfield, with the former likely representing the superior fantasy option.
Kelce sat out Wednesday's session with a knee injury, but his full participation Thursday indicates that he is trending towards playing in Week 4's matchup against the Chargers.
The former practice squad player sits fifth on the Eagles' wide receiver depth chart, so his status isn't a surprise. Johnson is likely at least a couple of injuries away from his first taste of NFL regular-season game action.
The tackle total was a career-low for the five year veteran, and it being the first time he failed to play all 16 games in a season doesn't fully explain the fall-off in production. The 27-year-old came on strong to finish the year at least, as he logged six or more tackles in four of his five final games (including the playoffs) after having made more than four tackles only once in the season's first 14 weeks. He will be back with the Eagles in 2018 and will remain a low-end IDP option.
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, he could easily move into the starting lineup if Robinson continues his injury-prone ways or underwhelms 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.
The rookie more than made up for his minimal role in the ground game with an outstanding effort through the air, a performance he punctuated with an acrobatic 22-yard touchdown reception with 7:18 remaining in the third quarter. It appeared that Clement may have not had full control of the ball at the time that each of his feet landed inbounds, but the call ultimately survived replay review. The former Wisconsin Badger put together a respectable first season that included a combined 444 rushing and receiving yards and six total touchdowns, and his performance Sunday could serve as a springboard to a bigger role in 2018, particularly if the team opts to not bring free-agent-to-be LeGarrette Blount back into the fold.