The Linc - Michael Vick to the Oakland Raiders?

Vick's future could be in black and white. - Mike Ehrmann

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/26/2014.

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Eagles currently have just 7 draft picks: Can they acquire more? - JimmyK, Philly.com
If the Eagles were thinking of dealing a player for an additional pick, the two most likely options would be Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham, who are both talented players but bad scheme fits. Tim McManus of Birds 24/7 had an interesting report out of Indianapolis at the NFL Combine in regard to Graham's likelihood of being dealt.

All-22 Free Agent Profile: Malcolm Jenkins - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
The one word that comes to mind with free agent safety Malcolm Jenkins is versatility. And that was one of Chip Kelly’s main talking points during Year 1 with the Eagles. Last offseason, Kelly raved about Connor Barwin’s ability to perform a variety of tasks on defense. On the flip side, he stressed how tight ends like Zach Ertz could line up all over the formation and create mismatches. So with the team in dire need of safety help, Jenkins is one of the mid-tier options to keep an eye on.

Eagles free-agent targets: Chris Clemons - CSN Philly
The Eagles have so many holes at safety, assuming that Nate Allen, Patrick Chung, Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson aren’t back, that they must address the position in free agency. They can’t use their whole draft on safeties. When I hear Eagles GM Howie Roseman talk about smart, economical upgrades over blockbuster additions who become even more costly if they don’t pan out, it seems he’s talking directly about someone of Clemons' caliber. Clemons isn’t great, but he can start right away or compete against a draft pick to earn his spot, and the Eagles won’t have to blow everyone else out of the water to land him. Wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if he landed in Philly.

Draft Risers And Sliders: CB And S - Tony Pauline, PE.com
CB/S Dontae Johnson, North Carolina State: Johnson is another versatile defender who can line up at several positions in the secondary. He also leaves the Combine after having improved his draft stock. His 40-yard dash time in the mid 4.4 second range, vertical jump of 38.5 inches and broad jump which measured 10-foot-4 were all solid marks. Johnson was solid in position drills as he displayed quick footwork in reverse as well as the ability to explode to the action straight ahead and laterally.

Michael Vick market strong; Raiders likely best spot for QB to start - JLC, CBS
Michael Vick is one of the more attractive names available in a shallow free-agent market at quarterback and should have multiple options. A recent report linked him to the Jets, but league sources believe Jets GM John Idzik would not be inclined to spend in the range it would likely take to land Vick, and regardless, other teams are interested.

NFL Trade Rumors: Buccaneers could deal Darrelle Revis - Sander Philipse, Bucs Nation
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have the opportunity to trade Darrelle Revis this year, and they could certainly accept.

Two Dolphins’ Paths to a Bullying Scandal - NYTimes.com
Three days after Jonathan Martin checked himself into a South Florida hospital for psychiatric help, he received a string of conciliatory messages from Richie Incognito, his Miami Dolphins teammate and tormentor, who asked about his health and said that he missed him. A few hours later, Incognito had a different exchange, telling another teammate, Mike Pouncey, that Martin was "ratting on everyone." "He’s not welcome back," Pouncey texted back amid expletives. "He’s dead to me."

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