Eagles sign Josh Sweat to three-year extension

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Saturday has become extension day for the Eagles.

A week after signing left tackle Jordan Mailata to a four-year, $64 million contract extension, Philadelphia announced the team has signed defensive end Josh Sweat to a three-year extension.

According to agent Christopher Coy, it’s a $40 million deal with a max of $42 million and $26.92 million guaranteed.

The Eagles selected Sweat in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. After playing a handful of snaps in nine games as a rookie, Sweat became a rotational player in 2019. He recorded 4.0 sacks in his second season and had 6.0 last year for Philadelphia.

Sweat had six tackles while playing 55 percent of the Eagles’ defensive snaps in last week’s victory over the Falcons.

11 responses to “Eagles sign Josh Sweat to three-year extension

  1. Roseman sure hates having cap flexibility. You would think the Wentz extension fiasco would give him pause.

  2. Got a steal for 3 years. Building a nucleus for the years while Hurtz is still under a rookie contract.

  3. cookerduff123 says:
    September 18, 2021 at 11:47 am
    This could mean goodbye to Derek Barnett.
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    Oh for sure, but hopefully not this year. We need some depth there.

  4. Good call. I’ve seen enough from him to believe he’s worth it, and if they wait too long, the price tag might be too high.

    I’m glad to see this team back to building for the future instead of thinking about yesterday the way it did for years after the Super Bowl.

  5. eagleswin says:
    September 18, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Roseman sure hates having cap flexibility. You would think the Wentz extension fiasco would give him pause.

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    A primary purpose of “cap flexibility” is for a team to be able to sign its younger good players to extensions. Wasn’t too long ago that the faithful were complaining about how “cheap” the Eagles front office was because the team invariably had a lot of room under the cap. Some people will never be happy.

  6. The Eagles freed up cap space to the tune of 11 mill (for a total of about 18.6 mill in 2021 cap space) by restructuring Cox’s contract.

    The Sweat extension is just a redistribution of that money to the younger side of the roster. And hey, guess what? They couldn’t have done it without have some…oh what’s that phrase??..,some CAP FLEXIBILITY…yeah, that’s what it’s called.

  7. Since Jeff Lurie has owned the Eagles they have one one Super Bowl, 9 Conference titles and have made the playoffs 16 times. The Eagles, today regarded among the most prominent franchises in professional sports. Enough said!

  8. Since Jeff Lurie has owned the Eagles they have one one Super Bowl, 9 Conference titles and have made the playoffs 16 times. The Eagles, today regarded among the most prominent franchises in professional sports. Enough said!

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    How can they have nine conference titles if they’ve only been to the Super Bowl two times since he’s been owner?

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