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Highest-Earning UDFAs With Ties to Eagles

There will be 1,696 roster spots available across the 32 NFL teams when Week 1 comes around. Of course, many of them will be filled up by the high draft picks teams have used. But in order to fill out rosters, there also needs to be a good portion of undrafted players on each team. Usually, about 25-35% of NFL roster spots are taken up by players who were skipped over on their respective draft weekends.

As of right now, there are 35 players who went undrafted on the Eagles current 90-man roster. Most of these players never end up getting multi-million dollar contracts, but there are a couple of current undrafted Birds that have racked up big chunks of earnings in their career (Anthony Harris - $20.8 Millon; Zach Pascal - $5.8 Millon; T.J. Edwards - $3.2 Million)

Recently, helped compile a list of 20 active UDFAs with the highest career earnings. There were a couple of former Eagles that were on the list:

LT Jason Peters: $117.2 Million (1st overall on active list) Peters has had one of the most unique careers in football history. He started out as a DE in college before switching to TE. After going undrafted he moved to the OL with the Buffalo Bills, and the rest is history. Peters carved out a Hall of Fame-caliber career and is still pushing his body trying to make an NFL roster for the 2022 season. Even if his playing days are behind him, he still likely has a coaching career ahead of him. If not he can use his nine-figure career earnings to enjoy the rest of his life.

QB Chase Daniel: $39.8 Million (10th overall on active list) Despite only having five career starts, Daniels has signed four different contracts that are worth more than $10 Million total. He has become the envy of the world by finding a way to make millions of dollars without really doing anything.

S Rodney McLeod: $33.3 Million (15th overall on active list) McLeod was a key piece in helping build a reliable secondary for the Eagles defense under Jim Schwartz. The safety tandem of Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod became one of the best tandems in the league for four seasons between 2016-2019.

**Danny Amendola: $38.0 Million (was 12th overall on active list) Amendola just announced his retirement earlier this week. Not a lot of fans remember it, but Amendola spent the 2008 and 2009 preseasons trying to make the Eagles 53-man roster, but came up short both times. He found a home with the St. Louis Rams in 2009 before becoming a key piece in the New England Patriots dynasty in the mid-2010s.



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