Eagles Stay or Go: Roob's Part 5

Eagles Stay or Go: Roob's Part 5

Roseman excited for 'calm offseason'

January 17, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Jason Peters and DeMeco Ryans are getting older, but they're still valuable contributors to an Eagles team that needs their leadership and veteran experience. (USA Today Images)

FIVE-PART SERIES

Part 1: Mosh | Roob
Part 2: Mosh | Roob
Part 3: Mosh | Roob
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art 4Mosh | Roob

Stay or Go? You vote

Jason Peters
Jason Peters
Jason Phillips
Jason Phillips
Chris Polk
Chris Polk
DeMeco Ryans
DeMeco Ryans
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Damion Square
Damion Square
Cedric Thornton
Cedric Thornton
Matt Tobin
Matt Tobin
Matthew Tucker
Matthew Tucker
Julian Vandervelde
Julian Vandervelde
Michael Vick
Michael Vick
Cary Williams
Cary Williams
Earl Wolff
Earl Wolff

In the final installment of our five-part offseason series examining the future of the Philadelphia Eagles, Geoff Mosher and Reuben Frank offer their opinions on who will be and who won't be on the roster come the start of training camp. We go alphabetically -- part 5 is Peters to Wolff. Here's Mosh's.

Jason Peters: Any notion that the 31-year-old veteran is slowing down was put to rest pretty quickly this year. Peters earned Pro Bowl honors for the sixth consecutive year that he’s played, despite coming off two Achilles surgeries. At some point, Peters will move on and Lane Johnson will swing over to left tackle, but that point still appears far off. STAYS

Jason Phillips: Tore his ACL in training camp and missed the entire season but potentially a valuable special teamer and reserve linebacker. STAYS

Chris Polk: Backup tailback should have played more. Turned 15 touches into 159 yards. Eagles need to find a way to get him a few touches per game. STAYS

DeMeco Ryans: There’s a school of thought that as well as Ryans played, maybe it's time to cut ties. He turns 30 this summer, he’s due to earn $6.8 million in 2014, and the Eagles need to get younger at linebacker. I don’t buy it. Ryans is still very productive, he’s a tremendous leader, and guys like him are crucial on a young defense. STAYS

Brad Smith: Looked like a good idea on paper, but he added very little after joining the Eagles. Eagles can find a better use for this roster spot. GOES

Damion Square: The former Alabama great got about 15 snaps per game the last two months of the season and wasn’t great, wasn’t awful. Eagles love his upside, so he’ll at least get a chance to show what he can do. STAYS

Cedric Thornton: An undrafted and unheralded former practice squadder proved to be an effective force against the run in a 3-4. Eagles do need to get better up front, but Thornton will be a part of whatever they do. STAYS

Matt Tobin: Eagles are high on the undrafted offensive tackle, whose 2013 season amounted to four special teams snaps. STAYS

Matthew Tucker: Tucker showed some promise in camp but with LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown and Polk around, there just isn’t room or a need for a fourth-string running back. GOES

Julian Vandervelde: Eagles will try to improve their depth on the offensive line. GOES

Michael Vick: With his age and all the injury issues, Vick won’t find a starting job. But he will find a team willing to give him a chance to compete, and he won’t get that here. GOES

Cary Williams: The former Raven added toughness and attitude to a defense that desperately needed it. Wasn’t too bad in coverage, either. STAYS

Earl Wolff: It’s a shame Wolff got hurt when he did, because he was just starting to play at a fairly high level. Potentially part of the answer to the glaring safety question. STAYS