WHY EAGLES NELSON AGHOLOR IS ON THE TRADING BLOCK!

By Jennifer McNamara

Eagles OTA’s start Wednesday at NovaCare, and it might be the last set of workouts for wideout Nelson Agholor:

2019 cap hit: $9.3M
Cap savings if released: $9.3M (via trade)
Possible rookie replacement: Second-round pick JJ Arcega-Whiteside
Team need to clear cap space: Minimal

With a fully guaranteed $9.3M salary on his fifth-year option, cutting him would not save any money. A trade would clear that entire salary.

Arcega-Whiteside is a totally different type of receiver than Agholor, but his big body, ability to beat press at the line, and unreal high-pointing skills make him a tremendous deep threat. Also, DeSean Jackson was brought back to Philly this offseason, and obviously, his presence is probably more threatening to Agholor’s grip on a roster spot with the Eagles than anything else.

Alshon Jeffery, Arcega-Whiteside, and Jackson are the only legitimate threats at receiver outside of Agholor, but Ertz has to be considered a primary target and 2018 second-round pick Dallas Goedert flashed as a rookie. Strong likelihood there won’t be enough targets to go around with Agholor a part of the pass-catching group.

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