By Turron Davenport
The free agency process can be a cold ordeal for players that are not retained by their teams. It is a reminder that the NFL is a business. Both players and teams have to make tough decisions every year.
The Eagles will have some tough decisions to make this year, especially at tight end. Trey Burton is a pending free agent that reportedly had 16 teams inquiring about his availability at the Combine.
Brent Celek said he has no plans to retire but if the Eagles bring him back this season, he will cost the team $5 million against the cap. Releasing him saves them $4 million. The Eagles are well over the cap and have to trim down $11 million in cap space by March 14.
Meanwhile, in Washington, the Redskins seem to be ready to part ways with tight end Niles Paul after his three-year, $6 million contract expired. Paul took to Twitter to express his disappointment about not being retained by the Redskins.
If Paul wants to make Washington pay for not bringing him back, one thing he can do is sign with the Eagles. Paul is a swiss army knife kind of player that can fill a role similar to Burton as a do-it-all player in Doug Pederson’s...