The Eagles have wiggle room in the $208.2 million salary cap, but they also have decisions to make regarding players on the current roster. The list of unrestricted free agents is as follows: linebacker Genard Avery, defensive end Derek Barnett, tight end Jason Croom, safety Anthony Harris, running back Jordan Howard, defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, safety Rodney McLeod, cornerback Steven Nelson and defensive tackle Hassan Ridge Road. There are a few restricted free agents: Herbig, running back Boston Scott, linebacker Alex Singleton and wide receiver Greg Ward.
The Go Green program once again recognized and celebrated
The Eagles learned that Lincoln Financial Field and the NovaCare complex have been recertified as an ISO 20121 operation. ISO 20121 is a voluntary international standard that addresses the management of improving sustainability throughout the cycle of events of an organization, provides guidance and monitors progress to ensure full compliance with defined requirements. The Eagles were the first professional sports team to become an ISO 20121 certified operation in June 2018.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition again and would like to thank everyone who has played a pivotal role in helping us get to this point,” said Jason Miller, Eagles senior vice president of operations. “This achievement is testament to our organizational commitment to sustainability, beginning with excellent leadership at the top led by Jeffrey Lurie and Don Smolenski. Being recertified validates all the hard work, time and resources we have expended to ensure our operation continuously reducing our carbon footprint on the environment.”
ISO 20121, first introduced at the London Olympics in 2012, provides a management model for addressing the “triple bottom line” of sustainability: the economic, environmental and social impacts of events. The standard helps organizations operate in a way that is financially sustainable for the business, its customers and its suppliers. minimizes resource use and reduces waste; and takes into account the needs and expectations of those affected by the event or undertaking. The key element of the standard is the development of a continuous improvement plan which is then implemented, analyzed and modified to achieve ever-increasing performance standards.
A Key Stat to Remember: Freebies
Something that may have slipped under the radar in 2021 and is a testament to strong coach and player discipline is the number of freebies the Eagles had – their 16 freebies were the fifth-fewest in the NFL (behind Green Bay, Seattle, Minnesota and Arizona) and their lowest total as a franchise since the 1990 campaign.
“It’s still an important stat and something we work on every day,” head coach Nick Sirianni said during the season. “For me it will always make sense. I give the players a lot of credit, especially Jalen (Hurts), for playing disciplined football.”