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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/4/17.

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Tony Romo trade rumor could send Cowboys' QB to Washington, Kirk Cousins to 49ers - SB Nation
Romo could be heading to a division rival, while Cousins would reunite with his old offensive coordinator.

What should the Eagles trade to get Brandin Cooks? - BGN
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Brandin Cooks makes sense for the Eagles in pretty much every way possible - PhillyVoice
No matter how you slice it, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks makes a whole lot of sense for the Philadelphia Eagles. He's fast, and quick, with the ability to take the top off the defense on long pass plays, and the ability to run after the catch for big gains on short pass plays. At the NFL Combine in 2014, Cooks ran 4.33 40, he set an NFL record with a 10.72 60-yard shuttle, and he was in the 98th percentile of all wide receivers competing at the Combine since 1999 in the 20-yard shuttle.

Weighing the New Orleans Saints pros and cons of a Brandin Cooks trade - Canal Street Chronicles
Make no mistake about it, but Brandin Cooks is an absolute treasure in the Saints offense. Losing him would hurt the offense, maybe not to the point where it forces them to be anything outside the Top 10 in the NFL, but simply suggesting Payton’s crew can easily find someone of his caliber may be harder than you think. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the benefits and downside of dealing Cooks.

Something Cooking? - Iggles Blitz
Cooks has been a good player for the Saints, but might not be in the long term plans. They have good young receivers in Michael Thomas and Willie Snead and might feel those guys fit their long term plans better in terms of salary, skill set, size or some other reason. This would be the time to deal Cooks. He’s coming off a good year and still has a season under contract so his value isn’t likely to be higher than this.

Eagles are meeting with top WR prospects at Combine - EaglesWire
Mike Williams, Clemson - Williams said he had a great meeting with Groh. He is easily one of the best receivers this year. His ability to make plays down the field on contested catches would make things easier for Carson Wentz. Corey Davis, Western Michigan - Davis won’t work out at the Combine or his Pro Day due to an injury he suffered when he was training. His time in Indy will be spent meeting with coaches. Davis said he met Groh and would like to be in a scheme that will give him the opportunity to gain yards after the catch.

Some risk, plenty of reward in Eagles' pursuit of Brandin Cooks - ESPN
He is entering the fourth year of his rookie deal. Since he’s a first-round pick, there’s a team option for a fifth year, which will likely be to the tune of around $8 million in 2018. The clock will be ticking loudly to get a new deal done from the moment he is acquired.

Domo: Smallish John Ross could be big help to Eagles' offense - Daily News
Ross is a blazer. He's hoping to run a sub-4.3 40 Saturday at the combine when the wideouts work out. He had 81 receptions last year, 17 for touchdowns. He was Washington's offensive MVP and the Pac-12's offensive player of the year. "I'm not one-dimensional," Ross said Friday. "I'm a guy who can move around, play different positions, be explosive. "I don't want to be a guy who can just go deep. I want to be able to do a lot of things with my game."

WR prospects at NFL combine rave about working with Carson Wentz - CSN Philly
The day after he was spotted wearing a Carson Wentz "AO1" shirt during Senior Bowl week in January, wide receiver prospect Cooper Kupp said he was hoping he'd get a chance to meet and work out with the Eagles' quarterback. That chance came last month in California. "It was awesome," the Eastern Washington wideout said during his media availability at the combine on Friday. "Any time you can spend time with a quarterback, a guy that's been through this thing. To play a year like he has and found some success. And he'll be the first one to tell you, they have a long way to go and he's excited about tackling that. It's very clear in his attitude and his mentality right now in the offseason. "Just to be around him, pick his brain and be a sponge was pretty special."

Celebrating Every Win, Even In A Coin Flip - PE.com
Every win matters in the NFL, so the Coin Flip Seen Around The World on Friday that gave the Eagles the 14th pick in April’s NFL draft instead of the 15th pick was a moment to celebrate ...

Potential landing spots for Brandon Marshall - NFL.com
The Eagles have eyes for Brandin Cooks, which would yank them off this list in a hurry. If they aren't willing to pay the price, though -- NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Saints want a first-round pick -- Philly looms as a candidate. People can pick on Carson Wentz's rookie season, but I see a phenomenal talent in the making and the kind of young quarterback Marshall would get on board with. The receiver would fit well in the rough-and-tumble NFC East and, again, would be close enough to New York to work his boob-tube side gig.

Reception Perception: Chris Godwin is the Most Underrated WR in the 2017 NFL Draft - The Fantasy Footballers
Measuring in at 6-foot-1 and just over 200 pounds, Chris Godwin has the build of a top outside receiver. That was precisely the role he played at Penn State. Every single snap in Godwin’s six-game Reception Perception sample saw him lined up out wide and on the line of scrimmage. He took 56 percent of his snaps at left wide receiver and another 44 percent at outside right. Godwin never ventured into the slot or lined up as a flanker off the line. Over the last three seasons of studying wide receiver prospects, I’ve begun to pay close attention to the development of players who took the vast majority of their snaps on one side of the field. Receivers like Kevin White and Dorial Green-Beckham operated in this fashion as a collegiate players and neither has managed to make use of their clear athletic gifts at the NFL level.

Morning Sesh: It’s Getting Hot In Here - Philly Football Talk
It’s getting hot in Indy! And yes, I quoted Nelly. And no, I don’t feel good about it. But it’s not my fault that Nelly took control of that phrase. I’m guessing people were saying it before he did. I definitely remember saying “it’s getting hot in here” before Nelly busted out his awful song classic. But that’s neither here nor there – all that matters is that shit’s happening. Just yesterday we got two juicy nuggets from the combine (funny enough – neither has to do with the draft): first we heard that the Eagles may actually be able to trade Chase Daniel. I don’t know why anyone would trade for the most overpaid quarterback in the league – but hey, I’m in. Second, and way “hotter” as it were, the Eagles are one of two teams reportedly talking to the Saints about trading for Brandin Cooks.

Eagles looking to trade Chase Daniel | Should Jets make an offer? - NJ.com
The Jets need a quarterback (surprise). Could Daniel be the ideal option? It's not the worst idea. From a talent perspective, Daniel is about average. He's accurate with an OK arm. He won't ever wow you, but doesn't make the back-breaking mistake to cost a game. He has been in the NFL eight years, but attempted just 78 passes. He's a journeyman backup who wants a chance to start. He's tailor-made for new coordinator John Morton's (expected) offense.

Steelers OT Ryan Harris retires from football - Behind The Steel Curtain
Remember when this guy was an Eagles player for like a minute?

SB Nation has a new Editor-in-Chief - SB Nation
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