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Who Are The Eagles' Free Agents?

Posted Jan 5, 2014

There are changes to the roster every year as players are drafted, released, sign with new teams or even retire. When the 2013 league year ends, here are the 10 Eagles who have expiring contracts and will potentially become free agents on March 11 unless they re-sign with the team prior to then. These players are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents unless designated otherwise ...

Safety Nate Allen - Former second-round pick was a starter from his first NFL game in 2010. He had a career-high 94 tackles and started all 16 games for the first time in 2013. (UPDATE: Signed a one-year deal on March 17.)

Safety Colt Anderson - Led Eagles in special teams tackles in 2013. Was special teams MVP in 2011 and '12. Also named the team's recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2012 after coming back from a 2011 ACL injury. Started four games as a safety in 2012 and had a career-high 37 tackles.

Safety Kurt Coleman - Reserve safety and special teams player in 2013. Was two-year starter on defense. Posted 105 tackles in 2012. Totaled seven interceptions in four seasons. Fourth on team with nine special teams tackles in 2013, has 34 in career.

Wide receiver Riley Cooper - First-year starter had 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns, all career highs which were more than his numbers from first three seasons combined (46 rec., 679 yards and five touchdowns). (UPDATE: Signed a five-year deal on February 27.)

Defensive end Clifton Geathers - Acquired in trade with Indianapolis in 2013 offseason, the 6-foot-8 Geathers had 26 tackles in a reserve role on the defensive line. (UPDATE: Signed a two-year deal with Washington on March 13.)

Linebacker Phillip Hunt (Restricted) - Missed the 2013 season with a partially torn ACL. In two seasons as a reserve defensive end, Hunt registered 3.0 sacks and 23 tackles on defense and another four tackles on special teams.

Punter Donnie Jones - First-year Eagle set the franchise single-season records for net punting average (40.4 yards) and punts inside the 20-yard line with 33. (UPDATE: Signed a three-year deal on March 11.)

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin - Former first-round pick missed 2013 season with torn ACL. Maclin had the most receptions (258), was third in receiving yards (3,453) and fifth in receiving touchdowns (26) among Eagles receivers in their first four seasons.  (UPDATE: Signed a one-year deal on February 28.)

Defensive end Cedric Thornton (Exclusive Rights) - First-year starter had 78 tackles and a safety, a sack and a forced fumble. If the Eagles tender him an offer, they own his rights for the 2014 season.  (UPDATE: Signed a one-year deal on March 3.)

Quarterback Michael Vick - Opened 2013 season as starter. In six starts, Vick threw for 1,216 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions before losing the job to Nick Foles. Best season was in 2010 when he completed 62.6 percent of his passes, tossed 21 touchdowns against just six interceptions and had a 100.2 passer rating as he led Eagles to NFC East title. (UPDATE: Signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on March 21.)

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