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Eagles News: NFL insider expects Howie Roseman to trade Ryan Mathews

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/9/16.

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Free agency: All eyes are on Brock Osweiler, including Ryan Fitzpatrick's - CBS Sportrs
Roseman is motivated to pawn off running back Ryan Mathews as well, I continue to hear, and will probably take next to nothing to move him. They may be positioned to draft a back in the first round, and I would not be surprised at all if the takes the future cash and cap savings from shipping off Murray and Maxwell and invests it in an extension for Fletcher Cox and perhaps a free-agent corner as well (he’s dabbled in that market with some regularity).

An Oral History of the Frank Gore Era in Philadelphia - BGN
Happy anniversary.

Additional Thoughts on Sam Bradford - Football Perspective
Bradford has thrown passes to targets that have played with quarterbacks like Brady, Romo, and Rivers; unsurprisingly, those receivers looked a lot better with those quarterbacks than they did with Bradford. On the other hand, Bradford’s otherwise been playing with some pretty mediocre talent and has looked generally better than the other quarterbacks throwing to those players. Of course, let’s not forget that “the other quarterbacks” are often replacement-level players like Clemens. Bradford does have targets that have played with Tannehill, Sanchez, and Foles, and that’s probably the tier you’d put Bradford in today. Which, I think, is not exactly promising news to Eagles fans.

Can Roseman bring in a shutdown cornerback? - Inquirer
He would rather build through the draft, of course, but his cornerback selections haven't netted one outside starter. Roseman also hasn't expended anything higher than a third-round pick on the position. Curtis Marsh came in the third, Trevard Lindley, Brandon Boykin and Watkins in the fourth, and Jordan Poyer in the sixth. Boykin was Roseman's best selection. He was a solid three-year slot before Chip Kelly traded him for a fifth-round pick last August. Boykin is also slated to hit free agency. He always wanted to be an outside corner. Maybe Roseman brings him back and gives him a shot.

DeMarco Murray's Eagles career, in 20 seconds - PhillyVoice
When a trade is finalized tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. EST that will send DeMarco Murray to the Tennessee Titans, his 365 day tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles will come to a close.  You can watch a recap of Murray's Eagles career in 20 seconds below.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: The More Things Change… - Birds 24/7
It might be healthier, but that doesn't mean it's healthy. By neglecting to stay true to his vision, Jeffrey Lurie has forced a situation where two overhauls were conducted in as many offseasons. LeSean McCoy, Evan Mathis, Murray, Maxwell...there's been a lengthy list of talented players that have gotten off the ride of late, and too much turnover to expect much cohesiveness. Free agency and the draft should help restock the pond, and there is sure to be excitement and optimism after a splash or two -- like there was last season and again in light of Monday's news. But it's fair to ask: Just how far have the Eagles gotten? And what makes us confident they won't once again change course?

So far, so good for Howie Roseman, but biggest test looms - CSN Philly
Howie Roseman dropped a lot of dead weight Monday when he shipped Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell and DeMarco Murray out of town. The moves will save the Eagles about $10 million in cap room in 2016, but more importantly, Roseman acted decisively to get rid of the wrong players. But can he find the right ones?  That’s really the big question.

Eagles Add CB, Rumors Abound - Iggles Blitz
Buffalo cut McKelvin because they had cap issues. It wasn’t a case that he was no longer a solid starter. McKelvin was asked if the Eagles told him he would start or what exactly his role might be. He said nothing was definitive and that he was just here to contribute and compete. That’s what you want to hear from a veteran. McKelvin has a very good chance to be a starting CB. The Eagles will have him compete with the young guys already in place. The team could add a CB early in the draft. They are also still in touch with Nolan Carroll about returning. They aren’t putting all their eggs in one basket. There were reports that the Eagles had interest in free agent CB Patrick Robinson. That could be another piece of the puzzle.

Schwartz's Take On CB McKelvin -
The 2014 season was a very, very good one for the Buffalo Bills defense and coordinator Jim Schwartz. The Bills had it all going on, allowing the second-fewest points in the league, topping the NFL in third-down defense and posting the second-lowest cumulative quarterback rating ...

DeMarco Murray’s new deal has $25.5 million base, $33 million maximum value - PFT
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the revised four-year deal has a base value of $25.5 million, with $12.5 million guaranteed. Of that amount, $6 million is fully guaranteed in 2016, and $3 million is fully guaranteed in 2017. The remaining $3.25 million is guaranteed money is guaranteed for injury only at signing, and it converts to a full guarantee on the fifth day of the 2017 league year.

Eagles sign Leodis McKelvin: 5 things to know -
Versatile: McKelvin has experience at both safety and cornerback, and played both for the Bills last season. The versatility could be key for the Eagles, as they currently need a starting safety to play next to Malcolm Jenkins. It is unlikely that McKelvin will be the team's full-time starting safety, but the ability to put him there if needed likely was a big reason why the Eagles signed him.

Eagles Chip Away Kelly Era - Sports On Earth
Since reclaiming the reins of the Eagles front office, executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman has worked tirelessly to roll back Chip Kelly's three seasons with the team. But now he has to implement his vision for the future.

NFL teams overpaid cornerbacks last year. Here’s why they’ll probably do it again - SB Nation
Very few players, especially cornerbacks, are scheme transcendent. However, that's unlikely to stop some teams from repeating the mistakes of the past by spending big to fit square pegs into round holes.

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