After the Eagles made it known they would decline Stefen Wisniewski’s contract, it became clear the interior offensive line would need to be addressed either in Free Agency or the draft for fans to feel comfortable about Carson Wentz’s protection.
The team might be trying to fix their offensive line depth in Free Agency, and could have their eyes on a former rival, as former Giants and Vikings G/C Brett Jones is being linked to the Eagles by Vikings beat writer Chris Tomasson
#Vikings have interest in bringing back free-agent center/guard Brett Jones, but it remains to be see where the money might come from after he made $2.9 million last season. Kansas City and Philadelphia are also possible suitors for Jones.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 12, 2019
Wisniewski was set to make $3 Million in 2019, and Brett Jones made roughly that same number last season. If Jones is going to get a pay raise, it’s not going to be from the Eagles. However, if the market plays out and the Eagles have an opportunity to bring Jones in for less than $2.9 Million, they might pull the trigger and make a run at him.
Jones has played in 44 games in his NFL career, and has started 17 games. He has experience at both the center and guard positions, which will be key for the Eagles if they can sign Jones. Wisniewski was Jason Kelce’s back-up, and now the Eagles could use Jones as a back-up for Kelce as well as a back-up for Brandon Brooks, whose status for the start of the season is up in the air following his achilles surgery.