The Eagles wrapped up Day 2 of 2014 free agency with two new signings that both came on special teams. More on those later.. For now, here's a recap and analysis of everything that took place on Day 2. Additionally, we'll take a look at some of the big signings made elsewhere around the league.
Still Lots of Time Left
The Eagles have only signed one free agent who will be a starter, but NFL free agency is still young. There's always a second wave of players signed once the initial flurry of big moves settles down. Look no further to when the Eagles signed Cary Williams, Jason Phillips, and Kenny Phillips all at once last year.
Eagles Press Conferences
Both Donnie Jones and Macolm Jenkins met with the media to answer some questions regarding their new contracts.
Jones noted that he loves the city and the fans are great. He said although he only signed a three-year deal, he wants to play out his career in Philadelphia. He says he thinks he has about six or seven more years left in him. As always, here's to Donnie.
Jenkins came off very smooth in his first presser with the Philly media. He answered questions honestly and came off as a good guy. Best line: I'm a natural-born leader.
Special New Faces
Two new signings, both special teams players and deep depth guys.
S Chris Maragos - Cool name. Special teams ace and depth safety. [STORY]
OLB Bryan Braman - Tough dude. Interesting background. No teeth. Large grandpa. Mushrooms. [STORY]
Goodbye, Old Friends - With Maragos and Braman in the fold, it certainly seems possible Colt Anderson and Kurt Coleman won't be back. Happy trails.
Around the League
DeMarcus Ware signed with the Broncos. Would have been a fun Eagles signing, but at least he's out of the NFC East. And out of the NFC entirely.
Darrelle Revis won't be an Eagles player. He signed with the Patriots on a one-year deal. Get ready for that fun NYJ-NE twice-a-year matchup.
I took a look at the top 5 free agents still available.
Crazy stuff: Roger Saffold's huge deal with the Raiders got voided because he didn't pass his physical. Such a Raiders kind of thing to happen.
The Chiefs signed a few guys... but have had a quiet offseason. They've lost a number of players in free agency, so they'll be handsomely rewarded with compensation picks next year. But with no new additions (not a lot of cap spcae) and the lack of a second round draft pick, the Chiefs won't have a ton of opportunities to get better unless it comes from internal development. It'll be interesting to see how Andy Reid does in his second year at KC.
Will Michael Vick be throwing to Eric Decker in NYJ next year?
In very important fashion, I determined the difference between DE Chris Clemons from Seattle and S Chris Clemons from the Dolphins, both of whom now are free agents. The defensive end is Christopher Clemons and the safety is Christian Clemons. So there you go. Will the Eagles have interest in either? I'm not sure, but it's possible.
And that's about it for now. Here's to looking ahead to Day 3 of 2014 NFL free agency.