Philadelphia Eagles: Free agency day two recap

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We’ve come to the end of day two in the NFL’s 2014 free agency period. Here’s a quick nightly update on the Philadelphia Eagles’ situation:

Hits

The Eagles didn’t make any splashes today, but they did get better at the bottom. The team added Chris Maragos and Bryan Braman, both proven guys on special teams and depth pieces to the safety and linebacking corps, respectively. Maragos won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks last season, while Braman is an outside linebacker who played beside Connor Barwin in Houston.

Maragos probably takes the place of Kurt Coleman, while Braman will likely step in for Casey Matthews.

Misses

– I think DeMarcus Ware would have been a good addition. He’s a natural 3-4 pass rushing OLB, and would have given the Eagles the opportunity to move either Trent Cole or Brandon Graham. There’s a lot of talk about team chemistry and how signing him would have affected that, but Ware’s value also comes from the fact that he could have mentored a younger guy.

– Darrelle Revis would have been nice as well — on a longer deal, that is. I wouldn’t want any part of his one-year deal. There’s too much uncertainty surrounding his future now, and that’d be an unnecessary headache to deal with.

Rumors

Since the two signings this morning, all was quiet on the Eagles’ front. There was rumored to be interest in Revis, but they obviously won’t be pursuing that route now. I’m thinking they’ll make some more headway tomorrow.

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