ZACH ERTZ WILL BE EAGLES CAP CASUALTY WHEN BIZ STARTS MARCH 17!

By Michael Grimm

The NFL opens for business on March 17, four days from now.

And they still have work to do:

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LT Jason Peters, DB Jalen Mills, CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, DE Vinny Curry, CB Cre’Von LeBlanc, QB Nate Sudfeld, DT Hassaan Ridgeway, TE Richard Rodgers, LB Duke Riley, S Rudy Ford, RB Corey Clement, L Nate Gerry.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TE Josh Perkins, P Cameron Johnston.

The Eagles are a rebuilding team with massive cap issues and plenty of holes on the roster. They’re unlikely to make a big splash in free agency.

Rather, they need to build through the draft and will look for inexpensive options in free agency at various spots, including backup quarterback, secondary, linebacker.

They have tough decisions to make on veteran players to get under the cap.

Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz is a likely cap casualty.

AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $17 million over the cap.

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