By Lewis Gould
It’s only the morning after their elimination from the NFL playoffs with a gut-wrenching 20-14 loss at New Orleans.
But it’s not too soon for Eagles big boss Howie Roseman to get to work, starting with what to do with QB Nick Foles, who’s entering the last year of his deal and will command big bucks as a free agent.
Right guard Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury yesterday, and they are especially hard to come back from, more so because of Brooks 6-5, 335-pound body.
Also, defensive tackle Fletch Cox played through a foot injury and won’t know for sure about his status until today’s MRI.
Then there is center Jason Kelce, who said he has “not made any decisions” about what the future holds and won’t until he has a chance to “reassess and reevaluate.”
“Reality is it’s a hard game physically, and the older you get, the competitor in you, the player in you, obviously wants to keep playing and keep going, and through the rigors of the season, my family and friends are taking the brunt of all the positives and negatives going on,” Kelce said, via Philly.com. “So I can’t really stress that I haven’t made a decision to retire at all. This is a season-by-season basis thing that probably will happen for the rest of my career.”
Kelce has started 110 games for the Eagles since they made him a sixth-round pick in 2011 and was selected for his second straight All-Pro team this season.