NFC East Offseason Recap: Philadelphia

The Andy Reid era is over in Philadelphia after a decade and a half. The Eagles are pushing the restart button and hired Chip Kelly, the highly-successful, offensive-minded head coach from the University of Oregon to take over the reins.

The Eagles have been going through the exercise of cutting salaries for the past month. Currently, according to, they have a cap number of approximately $101 million thus far, which is around $20 million or so under the cap.

That is not an official number, btw.  The cap limits have not been released as of yet (reported to be $122 million), and more moves are coming, so don’t hold us to the penny on these.  They do have money to spend, just put it that way. From Rueben Frank of CSNPhilly:

Thanks to their $23,046,035 in unspent 2012 payroll, the Eagles have a projected adjusted salary cap of about $145 million, since the unadjusted cap figure is expected to be about $122 million.

The players they currently have under contract have a combined 2013 cap hit of $126,680,602, although that number is certain to come down as the Eagles trim the roster in the coming weeks.

They’ll have more if they pull the trigger and cut underperforming CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is due to make an absurd $15 million this season.

Philly has the fourth overall selection in this year’s draft and the mocks have them taking just about everything. One of those positions they won’t be covering, however, is QB. With Michael Vick, Nick Foles and now Dennis Dixon on the roster, the Eagles figure to pick a defensive playmaker in the first round.

Here’s what the Eagles have done thus far this offseason…..


Jan 16 – Named Chip Kelly as the team’s head coach

Feb 8 – Coaching Staff:
Pat Shurmur – Named offensive coordinator
Bill Davis – Named defensive coordinator
Dave Fipp – Named special teams coordinator

Chris Peduzzi – Named head athletic trainer
Matt Harper – Named assistant special teams coach
Josh Hingst – Named strength and conditioning coach
Shaun Huls – Named sports science coordinator
Jeff Stoutland – Named offensive line coach
Justin Peelle – Named assistant tight ends coach
Greg Austin – Named assistant offensive line coach
Press Taylor – Named offensive quality control coach
Jerry Azzinaro – Named defensive line coach/assistant head coach
John Lovett – Named defensive backs coach
Bill McGovern – Named outside linebackers coach
Rick Minter – Named inside linebackers coach
Erik Chinander – Named assistant defensive line coach
Todd Lyght – Named assistant defensive backs coach
Mike Dawson – Named defensive quality control coach
Bill Lazor – Named quarterbacks coach
Duce Staley – Named running backs coach
Bob Bicknell – Named wide receivers coach
Ted Williams – Named tight ends coach.

Feb 13 – Tom Gamble – Named Vice President of Player Personnel


Mike Caldwell – Hired by Arizona Cardinals to become linebackers coach
Marty Mornhinweg – Hired by New York Jets to become offensive coordinator
Todd Bowles – Hired by Arizona Cardinals to become defensive coordinator
Bobby April – Hired by Oakland Raiders to become special teams coordinator

The following assistant coaches signed with the Kansas City Chiefs: Tommy Brasher, Travis Crittenden, David Culley, Mike Frazier, Corey Matthaei, Tom Melvin, Matt Nagy, Doug Pederson and Barry Rubin

Player Moves

Feb 15 – Signed OT Ed Wang to a two-year contract
Feb 14 – Agreed to terms with QB Dennis Dixon on a two-year contract
Feb 11 – Agreed to terms on a restructured contract with QB Michael Vick
Feb 6 – Signed DE/LB Chris McCoy to a three-year contract and released T Demetress Bell
Jan 15 -Signed OT Allen Barbre
Jan 8 – Signed WRs DeMarco Sampson and Nick Miller to reserve/future contracts
Jan 4 – Signed CB Chris Hawkins
Jan 2 – Signed DE Everette Brown and CB Trevard Lindley