Eagles News: 4 defensive players will have their contracts voided today

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 12: Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kyzir White (43) intercepts a pass during pre-season game between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles on August 12, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles are entering an offseason where the roster may be in position for a complete overhaul. The team has about 20 players that will be free agents this offseason with four of them having their contracts voided today.

The four whose contracts will be voided as of Monday are CB James Bradberry, DT Javon Hargrave, LB T.J. Edwards, and LB Kyzir White. They will now be UFA for the 2023 offseason. Each player was a key contributor to the franchise this season and could be in line for significant paydays.

With their contracts being voided the Eagles are expected to be hit with significant dead cap money. Javon Hargrave will occur an $11,956,000 dead cap hit. He had an incredible season with the Eagles as he finished with a career-high 11 sacks. The expectation is the Eagles will invest in Hargrave in hopes of locking him up long term.

Following him is James Bradberry who signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract last offseason. Bradberry’s dead cap hit is about $4,972,000 and he is very likely to walk on free agency after revitalizing his career in Philly this season. He finished the season with 3 interceptions, 17 pass deflections, and a passer rating of 51.6 when targeted.

The last two players also contributed to the defense as T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White will also be free agents. Edwards will likely demand more money than White after having a breakout season in 2023. He has a dead cap hit of $711,000 and White will have significantly more at $1,172,000.

Both Edwards and White revitalized a linebacker group that hadn’t been great in years. In Kyzir White’s first season in Philly, he finished with 110 tackles, 3 QB hits, and 1.5 sacks. While T.J. Edwards had an explosive season with 159 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks.

Eagles defense taking a big hit…

After losing the defensive coordinator to a head coaching job already, it looks like the Eagles are in line to lose more than just him with a majority of their free agents coming from the defensive side of the ball.

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