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NFC East Preview: Philadelphia Eagles

Today we take a look at the Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles_medium

Key Additions:

LB Rocky Boiman: UFA Colts; 1 yr, terms unknown.RB Lorenzo Booker (trade Dolphins).

DE Chris Clemons: UFA Raiders; $13.585M/5 yrs, $4M SB; 2008 cap: $1.5M.

DT Dan Klecko: UFA Colts; terms unknown.

FB Luke Lawton (trade Colts).

CB Asante Samuel: UFA Patriots; $59.475M/6 yrs, $6M SB/$7M RB 08-09; 2008 cap: $9.145M.

TE Kris Wilson: UFA Chiefs; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

Key Losses:

CB William James: UFA Bills; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

DE Jevon Kearse (released).

DT LaJuan Ramsey (released).

DT Ian Scott: UFA Panthers; terms unknown.

LB Takeo Spikes (released/failed physical).

FB Thomas Tapeh: UFA Vikings; $6M/5 yrs, $1.2M guaranteed.

The questions for the Eagles going into Training Camp 2008:

Can Donovan McNabb stay healthy? He's battling shoulder issues, if that carries over into the season, the Eagles are cooked.

Will Lito Sheppard show up, and will he be a "Happy Camper"? He held out of mini-camp, and the Eagles can ill-afford to be short a talented cornerback in the NFC East.

Will prized free-agent cornerback Asante Samuel and speedy rookie receiver DeSean Jackson lag because of the time they missed while nursing hamstring injuries?

Jim's Take:

I see the Eagles as a team in transition. We heard through most of last year the QB was going to be traded, but here he is, back for another year. I think the Eagles will struggle to keep up in a tough NFC East, but they've proved me wrong many times before. I never count this team out, Andy Reid always seems to find a way to win.