Trent Cole could be Eagles cap casualty

Maddie Meyer

Philadelphia might have to part ways with one of its better defensive players.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a very important offseason ahead of them and will face tough decisions due to salary cap constraints.

One of those decisions is going to be what to do with outside linebacker Trent Cole, according to Philly.com. Cole is making $5 million next season and at the age of 31, it is fair to wonder if his best days are already behind him. With the Eagles now trying to upgrade the defense across the board, is it worth keeping Cole at that price?

Cole is coming off a productive season in which he amassed eight sacks for the NFC East champions. However, his production has been on the decline over the past two seasons, combining for only 11 sacks after having a run of double-digit sack totals in four of the previous five years.

Of course, the Eagles and Cole might be able to work out something where Cole takes a pay cut if he is willing and wants to stay in Philadelphia badly enough.

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