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Eagles News: Howie Roseman is being quiet in free agency so far

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The official 2017 Eagles free agency rumors tracker - BGN
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Can Howie Roseman continue to be quiet in free agency? - Inquirer
While Roseman has painted a picture of fiscal discord based on some of the contracts Chip Kelly handed out in 2015, he, too, played a role in the team's financial troubles. It's difficult to argue against the philosophy of extending homegrown talent like Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz, and Cox, but contracts handed out to Vinny Curry, Brent Celek, and Daniel last offseason are just as crippling as the Murray and Maxwell deals. That is why the trade market might be the most logical way for the Eagles to acquire a much-needed receiver. A trade for Cooks, or someone else, could occur early in free agency, but that is no guarantee, as Roseman noted.

So trading Brandon Graham for Brandin Cooks is 'a thing' now? - PhillyVoice
Beyond Schwartz's extreme fandom for Graham, Schwartz doesn't like to blitz. In fact, the Eagles were among the least-blitzing defenses in the NFL in 2016. Schwartz relies heavily on his front four to create pressure, and if it does not, the rest of the defense on the back end suffers greatly. In other words, having a quality defensive line is paramount in Schwartz's scheme. With the Eagles all but certain to move on from Connor Barwin this offseason, whether that be via a trade that nets them very little or outright release, the Eagles depth chart would look something like this if they traded Graham.

A Goode Role Player - Iggles Blitz
There is talk tonight that Britt will sign with the Eagles on Thursday and that would be just fine with me. I wasn’t so keen on Britt a couple of months back, but watched tape of him and read about him and he grew on me. He’s no longer the punk playing for the Titans that underachieved and got into trouble. He’s matured and just had his best season. I wrote a post about Britt and the other key WRs about 6 weeks ago. The key with Britt is that the Eagles would not add just him and look at him as some kind of savior. He’s not that level of player. We don’t know what is going on with free agent receiver Alshon Jefferey and Terrelle Pryor, my top rated guys. Would the Eagles add one of them and Britt? That would be a lot of money, but would seriously upgrade the position.

BGNR Bonus: John Barchard Joins The WIP Morning Show -
John Barchard jumped on with the WIP Morning crew to discuss the swirling Kenny Britt rumors, makes the case for Pryor or Cooks and tells Angelo how to use Twitter.

On A.J. Bouye, high-priced free agents and the Eagles - ESPN
Meanwhile, they have to figure out a way to be cap compliant, and the Eagles have one of the best staffs in the business when it comes to structuring deals. In theory, they could sign a top-tier free agent to big money while making sure that the 2017 figure is within their means. So, yes, they could ink Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye to a deal that averages $12 million or more a year if they want. NJ. com and the Houston Chronicle reported that the Eagles have inquired about Bouye, with the Chronicle adding that the Eagles are not expected to emerge as a serious contender for his services. That goes back to the projected price tag. The Eagles could lose both of their starting corners this year -- Leodis McKelvin was cut and Nolan Carroll is a free agent -- and Bouye would cure a lot of what ailed the secondary in 2016. When you add need and talent, it can often lead to a match. The Eagles' front office wants to stay disciplined, though. Motivated by the promise of Carson Wentz, they are trying to construct this roster in solid fashion. They want to build through the draft and take a more measured approach in free agency. Resisting the urge to make a splash or two has been difficult for the Eagles' brass in the past, but given that it's so early in the Wentz era, and considering the quality of cornerbacks that await them in the draft, the conservative approach seems like the play here.

10 non-WR, non-CB free agents who might be targets for Eagles - CSN Philly
DT Lawrence Guy (Ravens) - If Bennie Logan leaves in free agency, the Eagles are going to need some help at defensive tackle. While Guy played defensive end in the Ravens' 3-4, he should be able to transition to tackle in a 4-3. In 2016, he didn't offer much as a pass rusher but was really good against the run. At 26, he still has plenty of football ahead of him. Joe Douglas was in the Ravens' front office in 2014 when Guy joined them for his fourth stop in the NFL.

Goal Is To Keep Adding To Talent Core -
How active will the Eagles be when free agency begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday? That remains to be seen, but the reality is ...

Haason Reddick compared to an Eagles player by Temple's Geoff Collins -
Asked if he could compare Reddick to a player he has coached, Collins, who watched all of last season's Temple games on film after he succeeded Matt Rhule, named a player familiar to the Philadelphia and South Jersey fan base. "He's such a dynamic off-the-edge player," Collins said. "Alex McCalister who is playing here for the Philadelphia Eagles would be one. The ability to drop in coverage and come off the edge, all those things. He's a relentless competitor."

Tony Romo will be released by Cowboys. Where will he play next? - SB Nation
Despite his injury history, there are several passer-needy teams who could use Romo’s services, and with a limited free agent market for quarterbacks, he’ll be in high demand. Teams like the Texans and Broncos appear just one steady quarterback from contention and would give the 37-year-old the chance to end his career-long Super Bowl drought. Both of those teams have been considered the most likely landing spots for Romo. Other teams like the Bears, Jets, Bills, and Rams could use a veteran hand behind center, though they won’t be nearly as appealing for Romo. He’ll spice up the 2017 offseason as teams jockey to add him in hopes he’ll be the missing piece of their championship rosters.

Why Releasing Tony Romo Now Is A Mistake For The Dallas Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
Looks like the “Do Right” Rule is a bit one-sided in favor of Tony Romo, isn’t it?

Vince Young signing with Roughriders - TSN
Vince Young to the CFL!

Ranking the draft-eligible running backs for fantasy - PFF
Jeff Ratcliffe offers fantasy rankings and scouting reports on the rookie running backs eligible for this year's NFL draft.

John Barchard talks about free agency rumors on Facebook Live
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