NFL Free Agency 2019: A Comprehensive Look at Eagles' Interior Offensive Line

Reuben Frank, Dave Zangaro and Andrew Kulp continue the 2019 edition of Stay or Go, trying to figure out the future of the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Today, they look at interior offensive linemen. 

Brandon Brooks

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Roob: The Eagles are in a tough position with Brooks, who suffered a torn Achilles in the playoff loss to the Saints and could miss the start of the regular season. When he's healthy, he's the best guard in the NFL. The Eagles desperately missed him after he got hurt against the Saints. They really need him to come back healthy.

Verdict: Stays 

Dave: Tough to see Brooks go down with a torn Achilles in the Saints playoff game. He was the Eagles' most consistent offensive lineman in 2018, but he's in danger of missing some time in 2019. Still, I expect him to eventually return and be back on his Pro Bowl path. 

Verdict: Stays 

Kulp: No way Brooks is ready Week 1 after suffering a torn Achilles in the Eagles' final game, but his spot will be waiting whenever he's available to return. It's not an exaggeration to suggest he's been quite possibly the best guard in the NFL over the past two seasons.

Verdict: Stays

Isaac Seumalo

Roob: Seumalo's actually become a valuable backup interior lineman, starting 15 games over the years, including nine last year at left guard. His versatility -  he can also play tackle -  makes him a guy the Eagles really can't afford to lose. 

Verdict: Stays 

Dave: Some folks still think Seumalo stinks, but he doesn't. He's actually turned himself into a pretty good left guard. Stefen Wisniewski did an admirable job in the Super Bowl run, but Seumalo is younger, stronger, more athletic and has more upside. He started to show that potential this season. 

Verdict: Stays 

Kulp: I think everybody was surprised when Seumalo was reinserted into the starting lineup after last year's benching. Yet, for whatever reason, things seemed to click for the former third-round pick when he jumped back in - and the offensive line improved, too. Seumalo came a long way. He went from working as a third-string center over the summer to somebody who will be in line for a contract extension soon.

Verdict: Stays

Stefen Wisniewski

Roob: I would have said Wiz goes before Brandon Brooks got hurt. Now the Eagles might have to keep Wisniewski around just as an insurance policy. On the off chance that Brooks recovers quickly enough that it looks like he'll be available for the opener, I could see the Eagles moving on from Wiz, but my guess is they'll have no choice but to hang onto Wisniewski and that $3 million price tag.

Verdict: Stays 

Dave: The injury to Brooks makes Wisniewski much more important. There's a good chance he'll need to be the starter at right guard at the beginning of next season. His cap hit is $3.7 million, but they'll need to keep him around now. 

Verdict: Stays

Kulp: If not for Brooks' injury, Wisniewski might be out. He did not take losing the left guard job to Seumalo well. Whether the Eagles like it or not though, there's a need for an experienced fill-in, likely for most to nearly all of 2019. The team stood to save $3 million from dumping Wisniewski, but would wind up spending that on a replacement anyway.

Verdict: Stays

Chance Warmack

Roob: I actually didn't realize Warmack was on the roster this year. No, seriously, what a disappointment the former top-10 pick turned out to be in his two seasons in Philly. He's only 27 and maybe he'll jumpstart his career somewhere else, but at this point he's about the least likely guy on the roster to return in 2019.

Verdict: Goes

Dave: I guess it's possible the Eagles bring back Warmack, but I certainly wouldn't do it. The former first-round pick barely played in 2018 while he was taking up $2 million in cap space. He wasn't even active most weeks. 

Verdict: Goes 

Kulp: Again, Brooks' injury increased Warmack's odds of coming back. He's also a free agent and - one would assume after barely playing the last two seasons - might prefer to go someplace where he could at least compete for a job. Don't have a great read on what the Eagles want. They paid him a lot to sit. Still, probably best for both sides to move on.

Verdict: Goes

Jason Kelce

Roob: I know there have been whispers about Kelce retiring, but I'd be surprised if that happens. He just turned 31 and he's on top of his game, a perennial all-pro. He hasn't missed a game since 2014. I don't think Kelce will be one of those guys who plays till he's 40, but I think he's got a lot of football to go.

Verdict: Stays 

Dave: Kelce at least thought about retirement, but I expect him to be back in 2019 playing at an extremely high level. He's set to make $6.5 million (all non-guaranteed) in 2019, so it's time for a raise for the best center in football. They can extend him a few years and take away some of the cap hit this season. 

Verdict: Stays 

Kulp: The skeptic in me wonders if Kelce's retirement talk is a negotiating ploy. At 31, he's still playing some of his best football. He'll also be playing for a relative bargain in 2019 at $6.5 million -  tied for 12th among centers -  while his salary this year and next is not guaranteed. Pay him. Pay that man his money.

Verdict: Stays

Matt Pryor 

Roob: Pryor's got some great size at 6-foot-7, 340 pounds, but as a rookie sixth-round pick, he never got on the field this past year. With offensive tackles, you're looking for raw tools to develop, and Pryor certainly has them. When you have a guy this big, as long as he's not completely lost in practice, you keep him around.

Verdict: Stays 

Dave: The rookie from TCU didn't play at all in 2018 after what was a pretty encouraging training camp. It seems like his best position is at guard, but he also has played tackle before. Not sure what the Eagles have yet, but they kept him around to find out. 

Verdict: Stays 

Kulp: There's no real way to evaluate Pryor's rookie season, as he didn't play after the preseason. We know the Eagles invested a sixth-round pick last year, stashed him on the roster all year and now need the guard depth. Having a year in the system helps Pryor's cause. He may even wind up the top backup while Brooks is on the shelf.

Verdict: Stays

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