Report: The Eagles could part ways with Jason Kelce
17 January 2017 Eagles News
Philly Voice’s Jimmy Kempski reports that the Philadelphia Eagles “are considering moving on from” starting center Jason Kelce, according to his source.
The 29 year-old Kelce has had his ups and downs this season, and will cost the Eagles, $6.2 million against the cap in 2017. If the Birds plan to move on from Kelce, they would save $3.8 million dollars, but if they planned to wait until after 2017 season they could save $6 million.
The undersized center has had a tough go against bigger DTs, such as Browns’ Danny Shelton and Bears’ Eddie Goldman, just to name a few. While some of Kelce issues have been physical, he’s also had his share of mental errors. On the season he’s been called for 8 penalties (highest among centers in NFL) and had his problems with bad snaps.
Kelce’s possible replacement could be 2016 third round pick, Isaac Seumalo. The rookie offensive lineman showed impressive versatility in his first year as a pro.
With the Eagles looking for cap space anywhere they can get it, Kelce’s door may be the one that the Eagles front office knocks on for a pay cut or a release.