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Free Safety was always Nate Allen's job anyway

Over at our Eagles blog, Bleeding Green Nation, it was my contention that Marlin Jackson was just keeping the seat warm for Nate Allen anyway. So wile his loss is regrettable, the rise of Nate Allen to starter was inevitable.

So while it’s a tough blow to lose a veteran like Jackson, a guy who has started a bunch of games in this league and could have brought some experience back there… but the job was never going to be his long term anyway. It’s Nate Allen’s job. It’s been his job since the day the team drafted him at the top of the 2nd round. He’s just going to get it a little earlier than expected. Atogwe is a good player, but he’s going to be expensive and probably want a long term deal and would just be blocking Allen, who should the focus here…

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