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Free agency will present busy offseason for Eagles’ front office

PHILADELPHIA — When the season ends, and the Eagles are hoping that’s around the second week in February in Glendale, Ariz., 19 of them become unrestricted free agents. That’s a lot of contract work to do.

Additionally, the Eagles must try to lock in quarterback Jalen Hurts, as he’s eligible for an extension. The sooner, the less painful that will be as it’s all but a certainty he’s the quarterback going forward. That’s going to take roughly a three or four-year deal averaging close to $44 million. The Eagles still have an option year on Hurts.

Whether he’s the first domino to fall or not, the Eagles have to plan for an extension. As for others…

QB Gardner Minshew >> He’s 1-2 with two crushing losses as the starter in place of Hurts. Eagles fans won’t forget those setbacks, as their team lost to the Cowboys and the wretched Saints. The more mobile Ian Book is in line to get a shot at the backup job next year.

RB Miles Sanders >> There aren’t a lot of 1,000-yard rushers. It’s an acquired skill. But Sanders is looking for a major raise, and with a lot of contracts coming up he almost certainly will have to go elsewhere to get it.

• C Jason Kelce >> He’s hinted all along that he was having too much fun to retire after the season. The contract won’t be a problem. The issue is what the Eagles do with Cam Jurgens, the heir apparent?

G Isaac Seumalo >> Unless he takes a hometown discount, Seumalo is talented enough to get the kind of long-term deal that Halapoulivaati Vaitai did after starting at left tackle in the Super Bowl. And with Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata and Kelce getting paid, he’d be wise to do so because Landon Dickerson is the next Philly O-lineman in line for a big contract.

OT Andre Dillard >> Don’t let the gate hit your SUV on the way out.

OT Brett Toth >> Could be the next Vaitai for the Eagles.

RB Boston Scott: The Giants should sign Scott, who tallied 10 TDs in eight games against them entering Saturday. The Eagles were 6-2 in those games. With Trey Sermon and Kenneth Gainwell in tow, it’s very unlikely Scott comes back

WR Zach Pascal >> Eagles really don’t have room for a utility man who turns 30 next year.

LB Kyzir White >> Do you want to pay him or T.J. Edwards, who made almost every tackle for the Eagles this year?

LB T.J. Edwards >> Even for a club that doesn’t value linebackers as other clubs do, he’s worth a multi-year deal.

CB James Bradberry >> Much as some reporters want to immortalize Bradberry, he’s the third, and if you include Avonte Maddox the fourth-best defensive back on the team. Though he’d be smart to take a discount and stick around, the reality is the Eagles are going to draft a young corner to replace him.

S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson >> No Eagles secondary guy had a better season, who was making tackles and wreaking havoc. The guy had six interceptions, tied for the league lead, despite missing five games with a freak injury.

DT Fletcher Cox >> Turns 33 next year and has a lot of miles on him. He’s entering the one-year contract phase of his career.

DT Javon Hargrave >> With 11.0 sacks, he’s earned a raise, if not here, then somewhere else. The Eagles build through the defensive line out, and that should help. But a three-year, $60 million pact as suggests is a bit much.

DE Brandon Graham >> The soon-to-be 35-year-old Graham can match the great Chuck Bednarik for the longest-tenured Eagle ever if he sticks around for a 14th season. That likely will be arranged.

S Marcus Epps >> He’s earned a job at a discount, but that’s about it. Despite a solid season, he might not be able to make much more even if he goes elsewhere to get paid.

DE Robert Quinn >> This probably is the end of the road for Quinn, although he has no plans to hang up his cleats.

DT Linval Joseph >> Don’t know if Joseph has a full season in him at what will be age 35, but he’s been an excellent influence on rookie nose tackle Jordan Davis. It would be smart to bring Joseph back on an incentives-laden deal.

DT Ndamukong Suh >> The Eagles weren’t the great fit for Suh, who had more energy than the role he was given. At 36, he still has the skills to move forward. Look for Suh to resurface in Cleveland as he has a history with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

Long snapper Rick Lovato: He is one of the best, and it’s unlikely bringing him back will be an issue. If the Eagles balk, they’ll wish they hadn’t.

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