5 offensive linemen for Eagles to target in free agency

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The Eagles are in a tricky salary cap situation as free agency approaches, so don’t expect them to make any big splashes.

With that in mind, for this series we’ll look at some cheaper options as the Eagles try to fill out their first roster under Nick Sirianni. Free agency begins on March 17 and the legal tampering window opens March 15.

Today we’ll look at offensive linemen.

The Eagles will likely return most of their offensive linemen in 2021 but will likely let Jason Peters walk. So they won’t exactly have a ton of roster spots available. If they do sign an OL, it probably won’t be an expensive one.

Dan Feeney

Feeney, 26, has the ability to play guard and center and has played both during his first four years in the NFL. The former 3rd-round pick played under OC Shane Steichen with the Chargers and his rookie season came in 2017, when Nick Sirianni was still on the Chargers’ staff.

Forrest Lamp

Maybe Feeney is a little too expensive for the Eagles, especially if the plan would be to bring him in as a backup. Maybe Lamp fits better then. The Chargers have several pending OL free agents and probably won’t re-sign all of them. Lamp started 16 games in 2020 but was a backup before then. The former 2nd-round pick hasn’t lived up to that draft status. Sam Tevi could also be an option as a former Chargers’ OL.

Cameron Erving

Erving played just six games with the Cowboys in 2020 because of a knee injury. The 28-year-old probably won’t be getting a very big contract but he’s attractive because of his versatility. He has played tackle, guard and even center since entering the NFL out of Florida State as a 1st-round pick back in 2015.

Le’Raven Clark

The former 2nd-round pick just finished his fourth NFL season but has never proven to be worth that high of a draft pick with the Colts. But the Texas Tech product has some guard/tackle flexibility and will likely be a backup at his next landing spot. A reunion with Sirianni and some other Colts coaches in Philly might work for the right price.

Jason Spriggs

Like a lot of these low-cost options, we’re looking for some diamonds in the rough. Spriggs was a 2nd-round pick back in 2016 but the former tight end from Indiana has incredible athletic tools. No, he hasn’t been able to turn that into a good NFL career, but Jeff Stoutland has done some amazing things with Jordan Mailata and the idea of giving him another project might be worth it. Spriggs was incredible at the combine several years ago.

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