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Eagles News: Philadelphia named among “winners” of NFL free agency

The early winners in free agency - PFF
GM Howie Roseman put on a masterclass in team building this past week. He dealt defensive lineman Michael Bennett for a fifth-round pick after he asked for a new contract, and he immediately filled his role with Malik Jackson. The former Jaguar is four years younger and had nearly an identical pass-rushing grade last season. Roseman then brought DeSean Jackson back to Philly for only a sixth-rounder, after the perennial deep threat voiced his unhappiness in Tampa Bay. With limited cap space, they were forced to let linebacker Jordan Hicks walk, but here’s the kicker: because Malik was cut and DeSean was acquired via trade, they’ll get back two compensatory picks in 2020 – likely a third- and a fourth-rounder.