Marcus Hayes: Eagles need cap relief; so long, Brandon Graham, Darius Slay, Jason Kelce, Zach Ertz

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles stand almost $43 million over the 2021 salary cap. Having fired Super Bowl coach Doug Pederson and having traded disgruntled franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, they have now committed to “retrench” and “retool,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said last month, but with that comes bloodshed. Popular players will be shed like dead skin. They need to save money, but they can’t tear down the whole house. Their best players are defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, 30; right tackle Lane Johnson, who will be 31; and right guard Brandon Brooks, who will be 32. They’re older, and they’ve been …

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