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Why some Eagles are going to 'fall by the wayside'

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06:59 AM ET 05.23 | Generally, the NFL has its own brand of roster attrition, but the addition of a new coach can further twist the definition. [Eagles GM Howie Roseman] was asked about whether the changes in scheme would delay the Eagles wanting to extend the contracts for certain starters that are entering the final years of their deals (i.e. wide receiver Jeremy Maclin), and while he didn't directly address Maclin's situation, I did find his answer interesting. Roseman admitted that there will be certain valuable Eagles in seasons past that will "fall by the wayside." He didn't mention any names, but I wouldn't surprised if he was thinking of former defensive ends Trent Cole and Brandon Graham, who are being asked to play outside linebacker.

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May 23, 2013  07:24 AM ET

Nature of the business. Let's move on.

May 23, 2013  07:25 AM ET

Who else is getting tired of Eagles threads?

May 23, 2013  07:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who else is getting tired of Eagles threads?

and Jets, and Cowboys, and Goodell, and...

May 23, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Here's something to think about. What if the Eagles look just like they have for the past two or three years....because players shape the team more than the coach?

May 23, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Some Eagles are going to 'fall by the wayside' because they're eagles in disguise ... they're really pit bulls ... and you know what happens when Vick The Sociopath gets near pit bulls ...

May 23, 2013  09:13 AM ET

It is not like blowing up a superbowl winner or a powerhouse team. More like a POOFF! lets start over.

May 23, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Some Eagles are going to 'fall by the wayside' ...

Fall, Eagles, Fall.

May 23, 2013  09:31 AM ET

ME! I suffered last year and I'll suffer this year. Let me suffer in silence...haha

May 23, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who else is getting tired of Eagles threads?

See above...stupid website.

May 23, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Some Eagles are going to 'fall by the wayside' because they're eagles in disguise ... they're really pit bulls ... and you know what happens when Vick The Sociopath gets near pit bulls ...

Let it go already... He's done his time and has acted in a manner that has shown remorse. He's also made an earnest effort to turn his life around.

I don't condone what he did, actually it disgusted me. But, give the guy some credit... He knows what he did was wrong and has taken active steps to reform.

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May 23, 2013  10:07 AM ET

Maclin won't be out of work for long...

May 23, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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He knows what he did was wrong and has taken active steps to reform.

I'm not sure I'd buy that, but he has taken the required steps to reform. He's done his time, and he's kept his nose clean, though, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I'll even go so far as to wish him well.

The game of football an particularly the Philadelphia Eagles are more exciting when Michael Vick is playing.

May 23, 2013  12:05 PM ET

Maclin won't go anywhere, unless he's hit with a huge offer. I don't get the point of the story, because it's completely normal for players to get cut or traded when a new coach, with an entirely new system takes over. This is about as much of a non-story as can be, and I'm typing this as an Eagles fan.

May 23, 2013  12:23 PM ET

Good time to get rid of the HEAD-CASES like de-JACK-A____zz and Shiddy mcCoy... loud mouths with nothing to offer... Morons of the NFC East....

May 23, 2013  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The game of football and particularly the Philadelphia Eagles are more exciting when Michael Vick is playing.

That's largely because of the lack of talent in the QB position.

May 23, 2013  05:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The game of football an particularly the Philadelphia Eagles are more exciting when Michael Vick is playing.

I agree. No telling which defensive player is going to get multiple picks or which way those fumbles will bounce.

May 23, 2013  09:35 PM ET

Debbie Does,

Why are you worried about Eagles post? TRying to push aside the fact that your team has come up small over the last several seasons. I guess since they took Bill's hidden cameras away he isn't the genius he was labeled to be huh?

May 23, 2013  10:41 PM ET

New coach Kelley Will clear house. Either adapt and buy into Kelley's Scheme, or you will be out. Kelley will not tolerate veterans telling Kelley how they will play.

 
May 23, 2013  10:58 PM ET

I don't see Vick coming back after all the turnovers in key situations. Kelley has some young QBs to look at a replacement. Dennis Dixon (a former Oregon Duck) 5 years, Nick Foles 2years out of Airz. G.J. Kinne 1year Tulsa and Matt Barkley USC. drafted last April. Should be some good competition for starting QB job.

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