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What is the Eagles’ spending rank at each position before OTAs begin?

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The Philadelphia Eagles have undergone significant roster changes on both offense and defense following their disappointing late-season collapse, culminating in a 32-9 wild-card loss to the Buccaneers. General Manager Howie Roseman led the charge in free agency, securing key signings like DE Bryce Huff, RB Saquon Barkley, OLB Zach Baun, OL Matt Hennessy, WR DeVante Parker, S/CB C.J. Gardner-Johnson, LB Devin White, LB Oren Burks, DT PJ Mustipher, WR Parris Campbell, and CB Tyler Hall during the initial wave of acquisitions.

Additional moves included trading for quarterback Kenny Pickett and extending contracts for key players like Landon Dickerson and Jake Elliott. Despite these signings, the Eagles still have approximately $27,240,681 in available cap space, with over $100 million allocated to the offense. The offensive line and wide receiver positions account for the largest portion of the team’s cap spending.

The landscape of positional spending shifted significantly after quarterback Jalen Hurts signed a lucrative five-year, $255 million contract extension last spring, placing him among the NFL’s top five highest-paid players on average. As the Eagles gear up for their first set of OTA sessions, which are scheduled for May 20, May 22, and May 23, they remain contenders in the NFC with one of the most talented rosters in the league, despite ranking 17th in average positional spending.

According to data from Over The Cap, here’s a breakdown of Philadelphia’s positional spending across both offense and defense as they head into OTAs:

Offense:
– Total spending: $128,174,441 (NFL rank: 21st)
– Key player: Jalen Hurts, with a salary cap hit of $13,558,800

Running Backs:
– Total spending: $8,621,455 (NFL rank: 22nd)
– Key player: Saquon Barkley, with a cap hit of $3,800,000

Wide Receivers:
– Total spending: $28,521,601 (NFL rank: 19th)
– Key players: A.J. Brown ($11,878,894) and DeVonta Smith ($8,127,381)

Tight Ends:
– Total spending: $14,332,618 (NFL rank: 12th)
– Key player: Dallas Goedert ($9,131,583)

Offensive Line:
– Total spending: $59,209,437 (NFL rank: 8th)
– Key players: Lane Johnson ($15,865,000), Jordan Mailata ($11,616,000), Jason Kelce ($10,178,000)

Defense:
– Total spending: $94,935,678 (NFL rank: 26th)

Defensive Line:
– Total spending: $23,062,338 (NFL rank: 17th)
– Key players: Fletcher Cox ($5,410,000), Jalen Carter ($4,955,951)

Linebackers:
– Total spending: $27,641,209 (NFL rank: 18th)
– Key players: Brandon Graham ($8,198,000), Bryce Huff ($4,350,000), Josh Sweat ($8,027,000)

Cornerbacks:
– Total spending: $28,058,443 (NFL rank: 9th)
– Key players: Darius Slay ($10,651,483), James Bradberry ($4,305,000)

Safeties:
– Total spending: $6,147,302 (NFL rank: 30th)
– Key player: C.J. Gardner-Johnson ($2,682,353)

Despite ranking lower in positional spending compared to other teams, the Eagles have managed to build a competitive roster with a mix of seasoned veterans and emerging talents. As they head into the upcoming season, Philadelphia will look to harness the depth and talent on their roster to make a strong push for the playoffs and potentially a Super Bowl title. Stay tuned for more updates and analysis on the Eagles’ journey at Delaware Online and Eagles Wire.

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