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Eagles News: “More likely than not” Kirk Cousins doesn’t stay with the Redskins

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/8/17.

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Mike Silver thinks Kirk Cousins eventually ends up with 49ers - Niners Nation
“I believe that Kirk Cousins wants to be in San Francisco. I believe that Kyle Shanahan, who has been very, very high on Kirk Cousins since he was the offensive coordinator in Washington when they drafted Cousins. I believe that marriage wants to happen on both ends. It’s an expensive marriage, and we’ll see in terms of trade compensation what it will take to get him, maybe something that happens in a year. But if I had to make a guess one way or the other at this early stage, I would say it’s more likely than not that Kirk Cousins ends up being the 49ers quarterback.”

Who should the Eagles target in free agency? - BGN
We go over the latest Eagles free agency rumors on BGN Radio.

Here's what draft prospects said about the Eagles in their media interviews - PhillyVoice
Jamal Adams, S, LSU: “Yesterday I talked to a legend, Brian Dawkins, who I've admired everything about him, and that was the highlight of my week. Just knowing that he already knew about me, saying how passionate I was and how I play the game the right way. That was huge, to hear that from a legend like him. I saw him talking to a player. I was leaving, and he was sitting by himself. Something just spoke, like, that's who I admire, my game – he's so passionate about the game, and I had to go seek wisdom, see what he sees. The fact that I went up to him and he already knew who I was, he's already seen some film on me and watched some games, I was honored, I was blown away."

Mostly Quiet on the Tampering Front - Iggles Blitz
Brandon Lee Gowton posted some thoughts on Webster as a low risk target. Webster would have the chance to come here and compete for a starting job. He hasn’t started since his rookie year, but has been a key STer for the Broncos. One of the reasons he hasn’t started is that they are so loaded at CB (Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, Bradley Roby). It isn’t like he’s sitting behind Dimitri Patterson, Nolan Carroll and Bradley Fletcher. The Eagles are not going to add one CB and relax. They want to add multiple CBs involving free agency and/or the draft. They need to build that position up. Webster is a terrific STer and could be good depth at the very least.

A Year Ago, Eagles Secured QB Picture -
In this pre-free agency period, the buzz is that Tampa Bay backup quarterback Mike Glennon could command upwards of $15 million once the market opens. Teams like the Jets, Bears, and Browns are desperate for an answer. Glennon figures to be a very hot property. His situation puts into perspective the moves the Eagles made last March to secure Carson Wentz ...

Eagles' big free-agent spending over last three years has netted zero playoff appearances - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the bigger spenders in free agency over the past three years, ranking tied for 16th in the NFL in total signings but seventh in total contract value. Here’s a look at how those decisions have panned out on the field.

For Eagles, Brandin Cooks worth trading a 1st-round pick - CSN Philly
If the Eagles have the opportunity, they should trade for Brandin Cooks. Even if it means giving up their first-round pick. In an age when first-round picks are seen as untouchable golden bars, this opinion is going to be unpopular. I mean, how can you trade a first-round pick? Well, in this case, it just makes too much sense. Everything seems to line up. First off, you might have noticed the Eagles kinda need some help at receiver. The combination of Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, Dorial Green-Beckham and Bryce Treggs wasn't just bad. It was bad enough that if it happens again, it could stunt the growth of the franchise quarterback.

Domo: Why Eagles should & shouldn't pursue these receivers - Daily News
Reasons to be interested: Had a pair of disappointing seasons with the 49ers, which should make him more affordable than some of the other guys on the market. Torrey Smith, who just turned 28, is a vertical threat with a 17.0 career yards-per-catch average. In four seasons with Baltimore, he had 30 touchdown catches, including 11 in 2014. Had 36 catches of 20-plus yards in 2012-13. Had 14 red-zone touchdowns in a three-season span from 2012-14. The Eagles' top two personnel men - Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl - both worked for the Ravens and are very familiar with Smith.

BLG Joins The 94WIP Midday Show: Is The Pryor Interest For Real? -
BLG jumped on with Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie to go over the latest Eagles free agency rumors ... Do the Eagles really have interest in Terrelle Pryor?

Morning Sesh: Not Much Tampering Happened On Legal Tampering Day - Philly Football Talk
Ok. My bad, you guys. It looks like I may have overhyped Legal Tampering Day. It was way less exciting than expected – and certainly less enthralling than the past few. I mean, nothing happened — literally. Well, I guess some things happened, but not much Eagles related. With tomorrow’s 4pm start of free agency looming, the Eagles need to clear up cap space in a hurry to have any chance of making an impact in the market. And they will – it’s just a question of how-ie. Hopefully, Howie is working the phones, trying to squeeze any possible value out of guys like Barwin and Kendricks before relenting and cutting them outright. As I’ve said before, I don’t expect Howie to be able to trade any of these guys – but the fact that they’re still on the team makes me more bullish than before. Either way, I think we’re in for a slower March than we’ve become accustomed to here in Philly – which may not be such a bad thing. Again, my demands are very simple: A pair of NFL-caliber wide receivers. That’s it. With that in mind, let’s get to the rundown and see where everything stands after a terribly tame day of tampering.

6 predictions for Eagles during free agent period - EaglesWire
Sign Logan Ryan. The Eagles need to add a corner that can cover slot receivers. Logan has developed into one of the top nickel corners. Roseman said it was important to learn from past mistakes (Byron Maxwell). It won’t take a king’s ransom to sign Logan, and he is a scheme fit for Jim Schwartz’s defense.

Random thoughts on Eagles, free agency -
BENNIE LOGAN - The Eagles rarely let a player test the market and then bring him back, so the defensive tackle could be gone. You saw signs of it when there was little negotiations and then talk of a new deal for backup Beau Allen. Just this opinion, but the Eagles are going to miss Logan more than they realize.

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan remains MIA from Ashburn as NFL free agency starts - Washington Post
McCloughan’s continued absence Tuesday, confirmed by a person with knowledge of the situation, did little to clarify the question of who is directing the Redskins’ roster-building efforts this offseason. Redskins vice president of communications Tony Wyllie said simply, “We’re busy with free agency,” when asked about McCloughan’s whereabouts, declining to elaborate. If team officials were busy, they were also quiet. They held no internal meetings to fine-tune their strategy, as had been expected. When meetings get underway, Bruce Allen, the team’s president (and also its former general manager). is expected to take over the leadership role typically played by McCloughan for as long as the GM is absent, according to several people inside the organization

2017 NFL Combine: Winners and losers from the ‘Underwear Olympics’ - SB Nation
It was a good week for some wide receivers, and a bad one for teams needing a quarterback.

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