"I think you'll see another flurry of activity in the next 48 hours, 72 hours, before people get to the league meetings," Roseman said at the NovaCare Complex. "And it may be a little quieter than maybe we talked about a week or two ago."
The NFL owners meetings are scheduled to begin Sunday in Phoenix. Because the league year started a week later this offseason, Roseman has said that he expects free-agent activity to carry into the meetings.
But the signings came like rapid fire in the first 36 hours of free agency, with many of the top names plucked off the market. That was fairly typical. The fact that the Eagles and other teams were able to lock up some of the middle-tier veterans so early in the process was something new.
Aside from Casey and Sopoaga, the Eagles added safety Patrick Chung, cornerback Bradley Fletcher, and linebacker Jason Phillips. No one was signed to a contract longer than three years, and no player received more than $6 million guaranteed.
"For us, it's just trying to figure out what makes sense, what's the right value for each player," Roseman said. "And then there's walkaway numbers on all these guys."
The Eagles had approximately $44 million in salary-cap space after they cut cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on Tuesday. A rough estimate of their remaining space is about $25 million.
A number of notable free agents are still available at positions of need. The Eagles had expressed interest in tackle Jake Long. The four-time Pro Bowl Dolphin visited with St. Louis on Wednesday but left without a contract after a long day of physicals.
The Eagles weren't initially optimistic about their chances. They likely envisioned Long as their right tackle after moving Todd Herremans back to guard. There was a report that Roseman had reached out to agent Ben Dogra - who also represents Long - about right tackles Sebastian Vollmer and Andre Smith.
Vollmer, 28, spent the last four seasons protecting Tom Brady in New England and has experience operating in a hurry-up, no-huddle offense similar to the one Kelly ran at Oregon. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound Smith may not have the physicality to keep pace in Kelly's offense.
The cornerback market remained relatively quiet. Sean Smith and Aqib Talib are two of the top talents on the market, but neither had a deal.
Even if Fletcher is to compete for a starting spot, the Eagles need another starting corner.
The Eagles have eight draft picks, including the No. 4 overall pick. So they have other ways to address holes if not in free agency.