By James Roach
NFL free agency is on track to start in two days, and here’s where the Eagles stand:
Overall cap space: $40,220,929
Special teams: $3,566,500
More than a third of the money on defense is committed to Fletcher Cox, whose cap number balloons from $11.9 million to $22.8 million this season.
Sixty-five percent of the defensive money is poured into defensive line — proof they prioritize building their team from the inside-out.
The Eagles illustrate that you don’t need to invest big dollars at running back in order to get production. The trio of Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Elijah Holyfield cost $2.4 million total against the cap. That’ll help provide the freedom to beef up other areas of need this offseason, namely in the defensive secondary.