All the Super Bowl Eagles who have moved on
Never the same
Of the 14 Eagles who became free agents, eight are still without teams: Darren Sproles, Corey Graham, Kenjon Barner, Najee Goode, Dannell Ellerbe, Will Beatty, Bryan Braman and Jaylen Watkins.
But there are plenty of other members of the Super Bowl-winning squad who will be with different teams in 2018.
Here’s a reminder of where everyone has gone ...
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LeGarrette Blount: Lions
Blount seemed like he wanted to return to Philly for a second season, but the Lions gave him a deal that could end up being worth as much as $4.5 million. Hard to turn down money like that. Blount didn't have an amazing season in 2017 but played great in the Super Bowl and scored a touchdown in all three playoff games.
And even when his carries dropped off after the Jay Ajayi trade, Blount never became a negative force in the locker room. He was a great influence on his younger teammates, especially Corey Clement.
Trey Burton: Bears
Burton got PAID. While he said he was hurt the Eagles didn't make a stronger push to keep him, Burton's contract is worth $32 million over four years and has $22 million guaranteed. The Eagles weren't going to pay him anything near that.
And the Bears offer Burton a different opportunity. He'll get to show he's a No. 1 tight end. It's a chance he was never going to have behind Zach Ertz in Philly.
Beau Allen: Bucs
As soon as the Eagles signed Haloti Ngata, Allen took to social media to say farewell to his first NFL city. The former seventh-round pick got a three-year deal that will pay him an average of $5 million per season. Not bad.
Allen was a solid player and a good guy in the locker room, but paying that much to a backup on a line that is already getting paid a ton didn't make sense.
Vinny Curry: Bucs
After the Eagles cut Curry on Friday, it didn't take very long for him to join Allen in Tampa Bay. He also got a three-year deal with the Bucs that's worth up to $27 million. The Eagles will see Curry and Allen in Tampa Bay this season.
Curry actually had a really good 2017 season but was set to have an $11 million cap hit in 2018. That was never going to work, even before the Eagles traded to bring in Michael Bennett. At least Curry, who grew up an Eagles fan, left the city with a championship.
Frank Reich: Colts
Reich went completely silent during the Eagles' playoff run, which meant he didn't interview for any head coaching jobs. Somehow, it worked. When Josh McDaniels backed out on Indy, the Colts came calling and Reick got a head coaching gig.
While his role in Philly was never widely known, Reich was a great sounding board and a trusted voice for Doug Pederson. His players in Indianapolis are going to love him. And the Eagles will get to honor him when the Colts play in Philly in 2018.
Patrick Robinson: Saints
It seemed like the Eagles really wanted to retain Robinson, but perhaps re-signing Nigel Bradham killed that idea. Instead, Robinson heads back to New Orleans to play for the same team that drafted him in the first round back in 2010. Robinson, 30, got a four-year, $20 million deal from the Saints.
Robinson won't be back in Philly this season, but the Eagles will be in the Superdome against the Saints this season.
Torrey Smith: Panthers
Smith didn't have a great season in 2017 but his play improved in the playoffs. He ended up going to the Panthers in a trade for cornerback Daryl Worley. If he wasn't traded, it seemed likely Smith was going to be cut. Instead, another team wanted him.
The Eagles will get to honor Smith when the Panthers play at the Linc in 2018. That will be a fun one.
John DeFilippo: Vikings
While he was thought to be a good head coaching candidate, DeFilippo will settle for one step up. The Eagles' quarterbacks coach is now the offensive coordinator in Minnesota, where he'll get to run an offense and be a play-caller, a significant step up for him. If things go well for Flip in Minnesota, it probably won't be long before he's a head coach.
The Eagles will reportedly host the Vikings in the season opener on Sept. 6.
Caleb Sturgis: Chargers
Remember him? Sturgis got injured early in the season and had to watch as Jake Elliott took his job. The Chargers signed Sturgis to a two-year deal after their kicking situation was a disaster in 2017.
During his three seasons in Philly, Sturgis made 56 of 66 field goal attempts (84.8 percent). He’s the third-most-accurate kicker in Eagles history behind Cody Parkey and Alex Henery (at least 40 attempts).