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A Look At The Eagles' 10 Free Agents


The Eagles have 10 players who are scheduled to become free agents this offseason. Here is a look at those players with a note about how each of them performed in the 2014 season. Free agency begins March 10, 2015 at 4 PM ...

Unrestricted Free Agents - Players with four or more years experience who are allowed to sign with any team.

S Nate Allen - Former second-round pick who rejoined the team on a one-year deal last offseason. Finished the season with a career-high and team-best four interceptions.

CB Bradley Fletcher - Veteran signed with the Eagles two years ago to aid the transition on defense. Struggles with explosive plays well-documented in recent weeks, but entered final game of season as the team leader with a career-high 26 pass deflections and also recorded his first pick-six earlier this season against Carolina.

LB Brandon Graham - Tied a career high with 5.5 sacks in his second year as an outside linebacker. The team's first-round pick in 2010 played roughly about half of the team's snaps on defense, but also developed into a key contributor on special teams as well.

WR Jeremy Maclin - Bounced back from a knee injury that cost him the 2013 season and led the team with 85 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. The reception and yardage totals were career highs. The touchdown amount tied a career high.

LB Casey Matthews - With injuries to the inside linebacker position group this season, Matthews stepped up and was a starter for the first time since 2012. He started 11 games and posted career highs in tackles (62) and sacks (1.5).

QB Mark Sanchez - A consummate pro on and off the field, Sanchez was signed to a one-year deal this past offseason and came off the bench midseason to guide the Eagles to a 4-4 record in eight starts. He threw for a career-high 374 yards against Washington and finished the year with the franchise record for completion percentage (64.1).

WR Brad Smith - Special teams player suited up for 13 games this season and recorded a touchdown when he recovered a blocked punt in the end zone against San Francisco.

Restricted Free Agents - Players with three years experience who can sign with another team, but the original team has the right to match or potentially receive draft pick compensation.

RB Chris Polk - A former rookie free agent in 2012, Polk finished the season with a career-high four rushing touchdowns on just 46 carries. He also returned a kickoff 102 yards for a score against Washington. He's scored eight total touchdowns over the past two seasons.

DE Cedric Thornton - The unsung hero along the defensive line. A former rookie free agent, Thornton started all 16 games in 2014 and recorded his first-career touchdown against St. Louis. It was one of two fumble recoveries in that game for Thornton.

Exclusive Rights Free Agents - Players with two years or fewer experience who can only negotiate with the original team if tendered a contract offer.

WR Jeff Maehl - Played in eight games and caught five passes for 46 yards. Was inactive for seven of the final eight contests.

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