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Seven players who may be destined to join the Eagles during their careers

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“Hey, it could happen”

Now let’s get to the players that have a realistic shot of putting on Midnight-Green in the future

Haason Reddick

If you’re new to my articles and/or Twitter, you haven’t seen how much I’ve been banging the table for a Haason Reddick trade.

Lauded for his pass-rushing ability and his pass coverage prowess as a linebacker, Reddick hasn’t lived up to that billing so far in Arizona. However, he’s also had three different defensive coordinators in his three years in the league. Not great for consistency.

The Cardinals drafted elite do-it-all LB Isaiah Simmons, signed De’Vondre Campbell and Devon Kennard, and still have underrated superstar Chandler Jones. There is no room for Reddick.

After declining Reddick’s fifth-year option, it’s clear the Cardinals are ready to move on from the fourth-year linebacker. Time to bring Reddick home (from Camden, NJ and went to Temple).

Solomon Thomas

If there’s one thing this Eagles team loves, it’s defensive line players. Another former first-round pick (3rd overall in 2017) who had his fifth-year option declined, Thomas could be in his final year in San Francisco.

It can be heavily argued that the Eagles’ first-round pick from 2017, despite being the bane of many Eagles fans’ existences, has performed much better than Thomas has:

Thomas is slightly older and has less stats overall than Barnett, but the key stat here is games played.

If Barnett has another injury-riddled year (it hasn’t started great) in 2020, the Eagles could move on from Barnett and look to revitalize the career of a prospect that was compared to the likes of Michael Bennett and Myles Garrett.

D.J. Moore

You’re probably saying “this idiot should’ve put Moore in the long shots”. Hear me out.

The Panthers certainly can have enough cap space to extend the uber-talented Moore when he hits free agency in 2022. However, the defensive-minded Matt Rhule could opt to spend his cap space on his plethora of very good defensive players.

Teddy Bridgewater accounts for $26 million of the cap in 2022, but it’s almost a certainty that he won’t be around after 2021. The Panthers could look to pair wunderkind offensive coordinator Joe Brady with Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields in the 2021 draft, and allow whichever QB run the offense with Christian McCaffrey while a dominating defense takes the field. There could simply be no room for a Moore extension.

A Philadelphia native, Moore could pair with Reagor to form a dynamic duo for years to come. With Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson projected to be off the team by 2022, the Eagles will have close to $50 million in cap space to continue to provide Wentz with dynamic players.

It’s a long shot for sure, but one that has the best chance of happening.

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