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Eagles Stay or Go: Mosh's Part 2
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In the second part of our five-part offseason series examining the future of the Philadelphia Eagles, Geoff Mosher and Reuben Frank give their opinions on who will be and who won't be on the roster come the start of training camp. We go alphabetically -- part 2 is Celek to Goode. Here's Roob's.

TE Brent Celek: He’s due $4 million in 2014. That’s a hefty price tag for a No. 2 tight end. As I wrote Monday, the Eagles guaranteed James Casey $2 million of his nearly $4 million salary in ’14, so Casey is hard to cut. That means Celek will likely need to take a pay cut to stick around. He probably will. STAYS

S Patrick Chung: The man is owed $3.25 million if he’s on the roster next year. Doesn’t that just scream: “Cut me now!” It should. GOES

OLB/DE Trent Cole: He’ll likely have a reduced role next year but Cole deserves one more go-round. He’s still excellent against the run and still plays with a high motor. The Eagles are still on the books for nearly $5 million stemming from his last extension, so cutting him doesn’t seem economically sensible. Might have to restructure, though. STAYS

S Kurt Coleman: This sounds crazy, but I’d re-sign him. Coleman is an adequate backup, a good special teams player and a great overall teammate. He’d never complain about his limited role and he’ll always give max effort. Guys like that are hard to find. STAYS

WR Riley Cooper: His breakout 2013 merits a return, but he’s a free agent and you know some team’s gonna make him an offer that makes the Eagles scratch their heads. (My money’s on the Jags). If he’s willing to re-sign under a reasonable deal, then he should be back. Don’t see it happening, though. GOES

DE Fletcher Cox: Made a great jump from Year 1 to Year 2. Expect even more in Year 3. STAYS

WR B.J. Cunningham: There’s potential here, especially if the Eagles lose Jeremy Maclin and Cooper in free agency. Cunningham’s 2013 season was hampered by a training camp foot injury. He spent Weeks 7-10 on the 53-man but was released and re-signed to the practice squad. He’s the all-time leading receiver at Michigan State, the same school that produced Andre Rison, Derrick Mason, Plaxico Burress and Muhsin Muhammad. So that says something about his upside. STAYS

DE Vinny Curry: This is a tough one. Curry’s a productive pass rusher who carved his niche off the bench in an entirely new scheme, but he seems to be headed down the same path as Brandon Graham -- high draft pick with high expectations who best belongs in a 4-3 scheme elsewhere. He seems like good trade material, but the Eagles like good pass rushers and they have him under contract for two more years at reasonable salaries. I think he’ll be here. STAYS

LS Jon Dorenbos: Quick: Name the last botched snap on a punt or field goal? You can’t. STAYS

TE Zach Ertz: Said he wants to be one of the best tight ends to ever play the game. He’s got a long way to go, but he’ll have plenty of time in an Eagles uniform to improve upon a great rookie season. STAYS

CB Bradley Fletcher: Maybe the most pleasant surprise of all 2013 free-agent signings, Fletcher should be welcomed back with open arms -- except that he’s slated to make close to $3 million in 2014, all base salary, which means the Eagles can cut him at no cost. It seems easy to say he should get paid, but $3 million is steep for a second-tier corner, especially given the number of young players who merit extensions. Fletcher might need to take a pay cut to stick, but he’s just 28 and coming off a good season. Can he command $4 million or more on the open market. Maybe. Which is why the Eagles will probably keep him. STAYS

QB Nick Foles: Chip Kelly's already said Foles is the QB for the next 1,000 years. Now, Howie Roseman’s gotta figure out how to spread that next salary and signing bonus over a millennium. STAYS

DE Clifton Geathers: Eagles traded for him with one year left on his deal. Geathers did a nice job in a reserve role, but the Eagles have Curry, Damion Square and Joe Kruger and are likely to sign or draft another lineman. GOES

LB Najee Goode: Really liked his play when Mychal Kendricks missed time with a knee injury. He’s a good, young backup who plays special teams. No reason to send him packing. STAYS