Ex-Eagles who went on to win Super Bowl
After eight years with the Eagles — and seven first-team All-Pro honors — future Hall of Famer Reggie White left for Green Bay in the second year of NFL free agency. White, who had been a part of just one postseason win with the Eagles, made the playoffs all six years he was with the Packers and played in two Super Bowls, winning his only ring in 1996 when the Packers — with Doug Pederson on the roster — beat the Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans.
White had three sacks, still the second-most in Super Bowl history. (AP Images)
Like Reggie White, Joyner abandoned the Eagles in the early 1990s, disgusted by the firing of Buddy Ryan and the hiring of his replacement, Rich Kotite. After three years with the Cardinals, Joyner signed with the Packers and spent 1997 in Green Bay, reaching his first Super Bowl, a loss to the Broncos.
A few months later he signed with the Broncos and in 1998, his 13th and final season, he finished his career winning Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami with a 34-19 win over the Falcons. (AP Images)
Amendola spent the entire 2009 offseason and training camp with the Eagles but was released just before the season. They signed him to the practice squad but three weeks later the Rams signed him to their active roster, and he spent four years with the Rams and five with the Patriots.
He had five catches for 48 yards in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., after the 2014 season, and he was 8-for-78 last year in Super Bowl LI over the Falcons in Houston. Amendola will face the Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis a week from Sunday. (AP Images)
Chung was awful in his one year with the Eagles, 2013, and he was released on March 11, 2014 — the same day the Eagles signed Malcolm Jenkins. Chung, who had spent the 2009 through 2012 seasons with the Patriots, rejoined the Patriots and has played surprisingly well, starting at safety in Super Bowl XLIX over the Seahawks after the 2014 season and Super Bowl LI last year over the Falcons.
Chung, like Danny Amendola and Dion Lewis, will face his former team in Super Bowl LII Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. (AP Images)
Hebron made the Eagles as an undrafted rookie in 1993 and spent two seasons as a backup running back and kick returner before missing the entire 1994 season with a knee injury he suffered at Lehigh. He resurfaced with the Broncos in 1996 and played on both Super Bowl championship teams, winning Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego over the Packers and Super Bowl XXXIII a year later in Miami over the Broncos.
His 32-yard kick return early in the first Denver Super Bowl set up an early Terrell Davis TD run. (AP Images)
Norwood played only one game for the Eagles back in 2009, although he sure had an impressive summer playing pickup basketball at Lehigh. Norwood had played some basketball at Penn State, although football was his main focus. In 2015, he joined the Broncos and in Denver's Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers, he returned a Brad Nortman punt 61 yards, breaking the Super Bowl record of 45 yards set 37 years earlier by Pennsauken's John Taylor. It was only the 11th punt return of Norwood's life. (AP Images)
After failing to stick with the Falcons, Packers and Bills, punter Mike Horan made the Eagles in 1984 and spent two years as the Eagles' punter. When Buddy Ryan replaced Marion Campbell in 1986, he released Horan, who went on to play in four Super Bowls in a 16-year career, winning one. He's the only punter to play in four Super Bowls. Horan lost the first three — with the Broncos in 1986, 1987 and 1989.
But in 1999, in his final NFL game, he was part of the Rams' 23-16 win over the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. Rams kicker Jeff Wilkins was also a former Eagle. (AP Images)
It took Mathis nine years to become a full-time starter. It took him 11 to win a Super Bowl. Mathis, a journeyman who had played for the Panthers, Bengals and Dolphins in his first six seasons, joined the Eagles in 2011 and had four terrific years, making two Pro Bowls and in 2013 earning first-team All-Pro honors.
He was released by Chip Kelly after the 2014 season for reasons that were never really clear and signed with the Broncos, starting on the team that beat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. (AP Images)
One of the most popular Eagles of the last 20 years, Staley has spent 14 years with the franchise, the first seven as a player and the last seven as an assistant under three different head coaches. But it was with the Steelers in 2005 that he won a ring. Although he didn't play in the game, Staley was part of the Steelers team that beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
He's now one game away from winning another one as an assistant coach. (AP Images)
Jackson (right, No. 88) was one of numerous Pro Bowl Eagles that fled the franchise after owner Norman Braman replaced Buddy Ryan with Rich Kotite. Jackson, a first-team All-Pro in three of his four years with the Eagles, spent three years with the Dolphins before finishing his career in Green Bay.
The Packers made the Super Bowl both years, losing to the Cowboys after the 1995 season and beating the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans in 1996. That was Jackson's final NFL game. (AP Images)