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Saquon Barkley Adds Leadership And Playmaking To The Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni says Saquon Barkley can fill the leadership void left by Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox.

Saquon Barkley arrives in Philadelphia having signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract The 27-year old free agent running back has been to the Pro Bowl twice.

With the retirement of veterans Kelce and Cox, the Eagles locker room will take a different shape next season.

“Obviously, we’ll miss their contributions on the field, but even more importantly their leadership,” Sirianni said.


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“They are unbelievable leaders, unbelievable all-time Eagles, unbelievable people and unbelievable players. You know what, those guys did such a good job leading that I don’t want to say, ‘Hey, it’s Cam,’ because he’ll be the guy that will step into Jason’s role. Or Jordan Davis, it can be anybody that steps into that role because they watched the greatness of those guys lead day in and day out. … I know we have a lot of good candidates on our team that are going to be able to step up and fill that void.”

The addition of Saquon Barkley will go some way toward filling that void, according to Sirianni.

“I’m really excited about Saquon and the things that he can do,” Sirianni said. “You know he’s such a dynamic football player. Both as a running back and also the things he can do as a pass catcher. He’s going to bring an element to our offense and to our team.” 


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“As much as we see him, all the highlights that we see on the tape — from my understanding and all of our homework he’s a good leader and teammate, as well. To be able to add that into our locker room, and not only the playmaking ability, but the person, is really important.”

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