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The Eagles’ 2020 season is over and now is the moment to assess the damage and look toward 2021. There is obvious work to be done. The roster may undergo more change than it has in decades. The Eagles won’t finalize most of their pressing decisions on the roster until next month, but we don’t have to wait.

Below see Jeff McLane's verdict on what should happen this offseason -- 34 of 85 players out the door. That’s a lot of spots to fill, but the Eagles clearly need new blood as they begin what is likely to be a rebuild.

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Quarterbacks
a player to see what Jeff McLane picked
He was tossed into a fire that didn't truly reflect his abilities, but Sudfeld is at best a third stringer.
Jeff says Go
#7 Nate Sudfeld QB
STAY
GO
There is a way to salvage the relationship, but the Eagles would have to commit to his starting. Has Wentz earned it?
Jeff says Go
#11 Carson Wentz QB
STAY
GO
The rookie, by no means, did enough to be handed the job. But there's obvious promise and Hurts should be part of the rebuild.
Jeff says Stay
#2 Jalen Hurts QB
STAY
GO
Running backs
His contributions were mostly on special teams, but even then, Clement made errors. Younger RBs need to be given a look.
Jeff says Go
#30 Corey Clement RB
STAY
GO
The Eagles far too often brought back players just because of their familiarity. Howard's Nov. return never made sense.
Jeff says Go
#28 Jordan Howard RB
STAY
GO
The rookie can be explosive and thus warrants another look, but a spot on the 53-man roster is unlikely.
Jeff says Stay
#32 Jason Huntley RB
STAY
GO
Sanders needs to improve his receiving and blocking, but he was the most consistent threat on offense.
Jeff says Stay
#26 Miles Sanders RB
STAY
GO
He inexplicably had some plays drawn up for him against the 49ers. All failed. Killins is quick but too easily knocked off his axis.
Jeff says Go
#46 Adrian Killins, Jr. RB
STAY
GO
He flashed in training camp, but never got much of an opportunity in games. The Eagles wil need practice bodies.
Jeff says Stay
#33 Elijah Holyfield RB
STAY
GO
Kick returning is likely to be taken away, but Scott's still a nice complement in the backfield.
Jeff says Stay
#35 Boston Scott RB
STAY
GO
Receivers
Two seasons is enough to evaluate the former second round pick. Maybe a new QB would help, but he doesn't have the goods.
Jeff says Go
#19 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR
STAY
GO
Some may have overstated his midseason success, but Fulgham's worth keeping and developing as a reserve.
Jeff says Stay
#13 Travis Fulgham WR
STAY
GO
For the first half of the season, he was the deep ball preference, but was essentially benched in the second half. Needs work.
Jeff says Stay
#82 John Hightower WR
STAY
GO
Under normal circumstances, Ertz should return. But the Eagles need cap help and some vets will have to be sacrificed.
Jeff says Go
#86 Zach Ertz TE
STAY
GO
Reagor suffered from comparisons to other rookies, but has time to grow. Inconsistency was an issue, and the speed didn't always show.
Jeff says Stay
#18 Jalen Reagor WR
STAY
GO
Had a little spark in camp, but didn't do much when given the opportunity in games. Deserves another chance.
Jeff says Stay
#16 Deontay Burnett WR
STAY
GO
One of the few guaranteed returnees, the Eagles will need Goedert to take it to another level if Ertz is to leave.
Jeff says Stay
#88 Dallas Goedert TE
STAY
GO
He'll always have the fourth down fade that Doug Pederson should have never called against the Giants.
Jeff says Go
#89 Hakeem Butler TE
STAY
GO
Perkins missed all season with a knee injury and could be back on the 90-man roster. But a long-term stay is unlikely.
Jeff says Go
#81 Josh Perkins TE
STAY
GO
In the end, Jackson played in just eight games and caught 23 passes over two seasons. A return that backfired on the Eagles.
Jeff says Go
#10 DeSean Jackson WR
STAY
GO
His contract and his injury forced his return, but Jeffery has long been on the downslope of his career.
Jeff says Go
#17 Alshon Jeffery WR
STAY
GO
He's got a little giddy-up in his gallup, but has lots to learn still. May have the most potential of all the young receivers.
Jeff says Stay
#80 Quez Watkins WR
STAY
GO
The offense is going to need some reserve tight ends if Ertz is to go. He should get a shot.
Jeff says Stay
#81 Jason Croom TE
STAY
GO
He's on the other side of 30 and the Eagles need to get younger, but he's not a bad third option.
Jeff says Stay
#82 Richard Rodgers TE
STAY
GO
Injuries forced him into the lineup and it was hard to gauge if he was effective. Maybe he hangs around.
Jeff says Go
#83 Caleb Wilson TE
STAY
GO
Ward is serviceable in the slot, and runs nice routes. If the Eagles had evaluated better at receiver, though, he'd be gone.
Jeff says Stay
#84 Greg Ward WR
STAY
GO
Offensive line
The Eagles seem to have gotten away from Herbig as a possible center, but he can be a serviceable backup guard.
Jeff says Stay
#67 Nate Herbig G
STAY
GO
Various injuries have limited his effectiveness the last two seasons. Can Johnson return to form and full strength?
Jeff says Stay
#65 Lane Johnson T
STAY
GO
Every recent offseason Kelce's future comes under question. He's still playing at a high level, but may retire after ten great years.
Jeff says Stay
#62 Jason Kelce C
STAY
GO
He was plucked from Washington's practice squad. It doesn't make up for losing Casey Toohill to a division rival, though.
Jeff says Go
#66 Ross Pierschbacher C
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Juriga rose to backup center, so there must be some ability there. But if Kelce retires it's likely he's not the heir apparent.
Jeff says Stay
#74 Luke Juriga C
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Only the rash of injuries compelled his return.
Jeff says Go
#76 Casey Tucker T
STAY
GO
Forced into the lineup several times, Opeta struggled. But he's young and should stick around into camp.
Jeff says Stay
#78 Sua Opeta G
STAY
GO
It's not like he's done enough to be handed the starting LT spot over Mailata, but Dillard's a first-rounder and will likely be given first shot.
Jeff says Stay
#77 Andre Dillard T
STAY
GO
Driscoll was pressed into duty, and maybe has a future as a starter, but he could project as the swing tackle long-term.
Jeff says Stay
#63 Jack Driscoll T/G
STAY
GO
Brooks' summer injury was a harbinger of woe to come. Can he recapture his form after a second torn Achilles?
Jeff says Stay
#79 Brandon Brooks G
STAY
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He gained valuable playing time and mostly improved as the season wore on. One of the few bright spots in 2020.
Jeff says Stay
#68 Jordan Mailata T
STAY
GO
A borderline roster O-lineman, he started at right tackle in the season finale. It wasn't pretty.
Jeff says Go
#64 Brett Toth T
STAY
GO
After 12 mostly excellent seasons in Philly, his time has come to an end. It should have come a few years earlier.
Jeff says Go
#71 Jason Peters T/G
STAY
GO
Pryor has the ability, but confidence has been an issue. He'll get one more year as a backup.
Jeff says Stay
#69 Matt Pryor T/G
STAY
GO
Seumalo has settled down the last few seasons and is a capable guard. Is replacing Kelce at center still a possibility?
Jeff says Stay
#73 Isaac Seumalo G
STAY
GO
The rookie was cut before the season only to be brought back on the practice squad. Expectations seemed low.
Jeff says Go
#72 Prince Tega Wanogho T
STAY
GO
Special teams
This may be harsh, but the Eagles should get out ahead on Elliott, or at least bring in camp competition.
Jeff says Go
#4 Jake Elliott K
STAY
GO
He didn't have a good season, despite what the numbers said. But he's still above average. Just needs to work on touch punts.
Jeff says Stay
#1 Cameron Johnston P
STAY
GO
His lone bad snap came at an unfortunate time -- after Johnston as holder was hurt -- but he's been otherwise perfect.
Jeff says Stay
#45 Rick Lovato LS
STAY
GO
Defensive line
Another Howie Roseman mistake, Avery has not been worth the fourth round pick the Eagles traded for him.
Jeff says Go
#58 Genard Avery DE
STAY
GO
The Eagles picked up his 5th-year option, but they can back out in March. A team-friendly extension makes more sense.
Jeff says Stay
#96 Derek Barnett DE
STAY
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He was still a force inside, but the last two seasons have indicated a marginal slip. Cox's salary cap hit is significant.
Jeff says Stay
#91 Fletcher Cox DT
STAY
GO
It's not that he wasn't a decent rotational end, but his return signified more of the same-old, same-old. It's time to move on.
Jeff says Go
#75 Vinny Curry DE
STAY
GO
Graham was the Eagles' best defensive player for most of the season. He trailed off, but should have enough gas for one more go.
Jeff says Stay
#55 Brandon Graham DE
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GO
He improved some the more he played in the new scheme, but big-money free agents shouldn't need that much time.
Jeff says Stay
#93 Javon Hargrave DT
STAY
GO
The Eagles' International Pathway Player, Leo has a nice backstory, but clearly didn't have to NFL tools.
Jeff says Go
#64 Matt Leo DE
STAY
GO
Hester's been hanging around for several years now, but never seemed to standout when called upon.
Jeff says Go
#90 Treyvon Hester DT
STAY
GO
He has some talent and would provided inside depth -- at least through the summer and the preseason.
Jeff says Stay
#76 T.Y. McGill DT
STAY
GO
See: McGill.
Jeff says Stay
#61 Raequan Williams DT
STAY
GO
He's unlikely to return, at least at his current cap number, but he was consistent and players followed his lead.
Jeff says Stay
#97 Malik Jackson DT
STAY
GO
Depending upon scheme after Jim Schwartz's leave, smallish ends like Ostman may not be a fit. He's a wait and see.
Jeff says Stay
#95 Joe Ostman DE
STAY
GO
When healthy, he's a productive reserve tackle, but Ridgeway's hardly ever healthy.
Jeff says Go
#98 Hassan Ridgeway DT
STAY
GO
He blossomed in Year 3 and should have gotten more snaps. Needs a litlte more discipline on run downs.
Jeff says Stay
#94 Josh Sweat DE
STAY
GO
Linebackers
By the end of the season, the Eagles were just grabbing bodies off the street. Linebacker needs a near-complete overhaul.
Jeff says Go
#53 Rashad Smith LB
STAY
GO
See: Rashad Smith.
Jeff says Go
#59 Joe Bachie LB
STAY
GO
He's a solid MIKE on run downs. He improved in pass coverage, but is an unlikely three-down linebacker.
Jeff says Stay
#57 T.J. Edwards LB
STAY
GO
Taylor is guarnateed a return, and could develop with a full offseason, but he's a project -- and shouldn't have been drafted in the third.
Jeff says Stay
#52 Davion Taylor LB
STAY
GO
He did fine on special teams and made a headsy play on a key fourth down vs. the Saints. Projects as a reserve.
Jeff says Stay
#54 Shaun Bradley LB
STAY
GO
His season-ending injury, in some ways, led to the Eagles' defensive improvement. That's an indictment of Gerry and Schwartz.
Jeff says Go
#47 Nathan Gerry LB
STAY
GO
If it's as a deep reserve, sure, but Riley was up and down whenever he got significant playing time of defense.
Jeff says Go
#50 Duke Riley LB
STAY
GO
Why it took so long to get him in on defense was inexplicable. He's not great, but he's solid, and has a nose for the ball.
Jeff says Stay
#49 Alex Singleton LB
STAY
GO
Defensive backs
The long-ago draft pick was brought back for a second time late in the season. Nothing is guaranteed.
Jeff says Go
#33 Blake Countess S
STAY
GO
The undrafted rookie flashed at times when given the opportunity. Arnold could be worth developing.
Jeff says Stay
#37 Grayland Arnold S
STAY
GO
His two interceptions led the Eagles, which is telling. Epps did fine in the post, but he lacks the necessary speed.
Jeff says Go
#22 Marcus Epps S
STAY
GO
Oft-injured, his inclusion on the roster was questionable. But if he's back for merely special teams, it might make sense.
Jeff says Stay
#36 Rudy Ford S
STAY
GO
James was hurt for most of the season. He's cheap, relatively young and versatile.
Jeff says Stay
#39 Craig James CB
STAY
GO
Out of the NFL for several seasons, he made for a touching, late-season tale. But that's it.
Jeff says Go
#41 Kevon Seymour CB
STAY
GO
Slay did his job for most of the season, but got roasted by DK Metcalf and Devante Adams. The Eagles will need more.
Jeff says Stay
#24 Darius Slay CB
STAY
GO
His highs were high, but his lows were comparatively low. If Maddox moves back into the slot, he's expendable.
Jeff says Go
#31 Nickell Robey-Coleman CB
STAY
GO
Late-season manuevering brought in a bunch of unknowns. Guess here is that Hill was on the street for good reason.
Jeff says Go
#47 Lavert Hill CB
STAY
GO
See: Hill.
Jeff says Go
#46 Jameson Houston CB
STAY
GO
He had a rough two-week spell, particularly against the Cowboys, But there's some size and speed to work with.
Jeff says Stay
#38 Michael Jacquet CB
STAY
GO
He has some versatility, but he couldn't crack a lineup that was already suspect.
Jeff says Go
#48 Elijah Riley CB
STAY
GO
He may have a future as a box safety, but appeared limited in coverage. Safeties need to be two-way capable nowadays.
Jeff says Stay
#42 K'Von Wallace S
STAY
GO
LeBlanc can return as the backup slot, but to ask anything more would be faulty thinking.
Jeff says Stay
#34 Cre'von LeBlanc CB
STAY
GO
Injuries were a factor, but he's not a starting outside cornerback. The Eagles erred and in moving him from the slot.
Jeff says Stay
#29 Avonte Maddox CB
STAY
GO
A late-season torn ACL puts his return in question. The Eagles can't bank on his return, though, and will need to spend at safety.
Jeff says Stay
#23 Rodney McLeod S
STAY
GO
Mills gets a bad rap from fans, and maybe some of it is deserved, but he's unselfish and versatile. He won't cost much either.
Jeff says Stay
#21 Jalen Mills S
STAY
GO
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