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Roseman: Taking care of in-house Eagles part of the plan 

Philadelphia Eagles' Howie Roseman points for a question during a news conference with Nick Sirianni at the NFL teams' practice facility, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia Eagles' Howie Roseman points for a question during a news conference with Nick Sirianni at the NFL teams' practice facility, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

ORLANDO, Fla. – It didn't take long for the Eagles to get right back to work following the conclusion of their 2023 season. They put together a blueprint, stepped back and assessed what they expected to be the market in free agency, dug in for the 2024 NFL Draft, and went after it.

And in the process of adding, to this point, 13 new players to the roster, they also addressed some in-house pieces, and very valuable ones at that.

They changed coordinators on offense and defense, as well as many position coaches. They prepared for the exit of some key players, including two forever-Eagles to retirement. They identified some Eagles for contract extensions.

And we're just in the early stages of the 2024 offseason.

With that in mind, Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman spoke about the moves made to address Eagles already on the roster and what those moves mean for the team moving forward.

Signing DE Brandon Graham for a 15th season

"He was the first draft pick for me as a general manager back in 2010 and he has had an unbelievable career on and off the field for the Eagles and has had that kind of impact for this city as well. To select him in 2010, Jason Kelce in 2011, Fletcher Cox in 2012, Lane Johnson in 2013, and to have all of those players potentially play their entire careers in Philadelphia is extremely special to me. All four of them have my vote for the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame and three of them have a great chance to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. BG gets to play in his 15th season and he's going to be a great asset for us in 2024."

Extending the contract of K Jake Elliott

"Incredibly proud of Jake and his impact on the Eagles. Historically, he has a chance to be one of the best kickers in the history of the franchise. He's a team captain and one of the best people. It starts with him. He has been so good, has worked so hard, and he deserves his contract."

Retaining LS Rick Lovato

"Andy Reid told me long ago that when you have your special teams in a good place you sleep well at night and that's how I feel about our operation. It starts with Rick snapping the football and making plays on teams and he's outstanding. Hard worker, adaptable, and just keeps doing his job at a very high level."

Keeping P Braden Mann

"He came in last season and played to his potential. He was picked in the sixth round originally (2020 by the New York Jets), he was a Ray Guy Award winner (in 2018) in college (Texas A&M), and he made an impact with us last season. He's improving, working hard, and he's a really good athlete who also does a tremendous job as a holder."

Signing G Landon Dickerson to a new contract

"Tremendous player, tremendous person, and I think the best is yet to come. He is one of seven players since 2010 along the offensive line to make the Pro Bowl in two of his first three seasons and that's a tribute to him and to Offensive Line Coach Jeff Stoutland. Landon has tremendous power, he's got a great mentality, and he's one of our leaders."

Having C Jason Kelce and DT Fletcher Cox retire

"These are two of the all-time best Eagles in every way. They've been key to our success and are really the epitome of what we're looking for as we put our team together. Just outstanding players, outstanding people, and models for Philadelphia Eagles. They're going to be missed. At the same time, they've helped develop some of our younger players and now it's their time to step up. That's how it works in the NFL, and we're ready for that transition."

Go inside the NovaCare Complex as the Eagles sign players – both new and returning veterans – for the 2024 season. Check out all of these exclusive photos in one spot.

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