Eagles discussing a contract extension with DE Derek Barnett?

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It appears the Derek Barnett era will continue in Philadelphia, as Paul Domowitch of The Inquirer is reporting that the Eagles and Drew Rosenhaus are discussing a contract extension with the defensive end.

According to two league sources familiar with the situation, the Eagles have had discussions with Barnett’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, about an extension, which would seem to indicate that their preference is to keep him.

The 14th pick in the 2017 draft, Barnett has struggled to stay healthy while failing to live up to lofty expectations.

The Eagles would have saved $10 million by releasing or trading Barnett, but it appears Howie Roseman sees the potential in his former first-round pick.

Barnett had just 5 ½ sacks last season and was one of the more average pass rushers in the league per PFF.

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