Juqua Parker Not Likely To Remain a Philadelphia Eagle

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the Eagles drafting three defensive ends in last week's draft, it appears as though they're gearing up to replace the old man of the defensive line: Juqua Parker.

Not only does Parker's age (32) not fit in with the younger crowd the Eagles are bringing in, but he appears to be overpaid for a rotational player. Parker is set to make $3.4 million in 2010—a number worthy of a starter, but not a guy who figures to see 10-15 snaps per game.

At the moment, Parker is still penciled in as the starter, but with Brandon Graham and Darryl Tapp coming into town, he's going to be at a huge disadvantage. The Eagles front office and coaching staff want to see the job go to the young guys, so that's likely where it will end up.

Even losing his starting spot might not be enough to get Parker cut, but then comes that numbers game we hear about every offseason.

Usually, the Eagles will keep 10 defensive linemen—any combination of defensive ends and tac...

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