The Eagles are down a veteran wide receiver after Marquise Goodwin announced on Tuesday that he has decided to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season due to family health concerns surrounding COVID-19.
The loss of Goodwin leaves the Eagles without both a veteran they were hoping they could count on to play if rookies like Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins and John Hightower aren’t ready. It also leaves them without one of the receivers they brought in this offseason to help add speed to their offense.
With training camp already here, the options to replace Goodwin are limited, but here are four players that could make sense for the Eagles to bring in:
Richardson ended the 2109 season on injured reserve with hamstring injuries, but is likely healthy now. Richardson has 64 games of NFL experience, including three playoff games.
He wouldn’t have made sense for the Eagles as a priority free agent, but now that he has sat on the free agency market all offseason, taking a low-cost, low-risk chance on the 28-year old could be worth it.
Gabriel feels like the closest thing the Eagles could get at this point to a Goodwin replacement.