Expect drastic changes to the Eagles’ secondary next season, writes Paul Domowitch of the Daily News. There’s a good possibility safety Malcolm Jenkins will be the only returnee from a starting secondary that has given up the league’s fourth-most touchdown passes (29) and the second-most pass plays of 30 yards or more (25). Cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Kareem Jackson and safeties such as Devin McCourty could conceivably be on the open market and available for the Eagles, but that is far from guaranteed. More out of the NFC East..
- The Eagles’ 2014 draft class has yet to shine, but the team is preaching patience when it comes to first-round pick Marcus Smith and others, writes Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Sometimes after a year, it’s tough to evaluate an entire draft class just because of situations,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. “Guys come in and sometimes you look at a draft class and there are guys that are really good at the positions you already have. So, that doesn’t mean that guy’s not a good football player, it just means that you have some pretty good guys that are already on your roster at that spot.”
- Despite this season’s disappointments, the Eagles have much to be thankful for, including rookie Matthews and the trade that brought Darren Sproles to Philly, writes Marcus Hayes of the Daily News.
- The Eagles have quarterback questions heading into 2015, as Rob Maaddi of The Associated Press writes. Coach Chip Kelly continues to insist that he hasn’t made his mind up about anything. Nick Foles finds himself eligible for a contract extension this offseason, but his injury might have cost him a big payday in 2015.