An updated look at the Eagles’ salary cap situation
The NFL free agency period seems to be wrapped up for the 2021 season, with the NFL draft happening in just two weeks. Ahead of the draft, some updated salary cap numbers were provided, and the Eagles used every last dollar, literally. According to Dave Zangaro, the Eagles have $5 million in cap space following their signings of Eric Wilson and Jordan Howard.
That number might be a lot, but the upcoming rookie class will take up $4.3 million of that space, leaving the Eagles with virtually no room to sign any more free agents. Philly could sign a very low-impact player for the league minimum, which is $660,000. If the Eagles were to trade Zach Ertz, it could provide a cushion if a high-value player came onto the market during the offseason or training camp. Jordan Howard’s contract has no guaranteed money, which also helps the Eagles’ current financial situation.
Philadelphia’s free agency was very minimal this offseason, signing just a few impact players like Anthony Harris and a backup QB in Joe Flacco. Their low cap space also led to the departures of Cre’Von LeBlanc, among several others. Hopefully, the Eagles can bolster their roster with their 11 picks during the upcoming draft.
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