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Redskins Free Agency Rumors: Looking into Jarvis Landry, Paul Richardson, Lamarcus Joyner, Allen Robinson, and more - Hogs Haven
DL Beau Allen - A name [NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay] throws out on the defensive line is Allen, who was a rotational piece for the Eagles Super Bowl Championship DL last season. The Eagles are expected to lose Allen in free agency, and he shouldn’t be too overpriced.

The Eagles found a place to display their Lombardi Trophy - BGN
Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, there’s been some question as to where the team would store their first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Eagles insider Dave Spadaro raised the topic in one his of columns and I’ve even had a number of people email me about it. Well, good people of Bleeding Green Nation, the answer is finally here for you. The Eagles are storing their Lombardi Trophy in a case at their headquarters — the NovaCare Complex — in South Philly.

The Kist And Solak Show Ep 8: NFL Combine Day 1-3 Review - BGN Radio
Michael Kist & Benjamin Solak highlight risers, fallers, sleepers, and surprise performance while tackling the underrated and overrated storylines of the NFL Combine.

Five NFL Combine ‘losers’ who could interest the Eagles in the 2018 NFL Draft: Defense edition - PhillyVoice
There’s no earthly reason Hurst should be available at pick 32, but it has happened with undersized defensive tackles in the past. At 6’2, 280, Hurst is far from a prototypical defensive tackle. Geno Atkins fell all the way to the fourth round in 2010, and Aaron Donald to the 13th overall pick in 2014, despite being clearly more talented than many of the players taken before him. Now when you add on a potential heart condition, Hurst falling to the back of the first round is much more realistic. Obviously, any team interested in Hurst will have to do extensive tests on him, and Hurst will have to make sure he’s not risking his own health by playing.

Rumor Central Gets Going - Iggles Blitz
Darby does make sense. If you trade him, you can play Mills and Jones outside, with Rasul Douglas providing depth. The Eagles also have some young developmental corners they like in D.J. Killings and De’Vante Bausby. Darby will be a free agent after 2018 and the Eagles might not be able to afford him with the other young talent they have on hand. If you could deal him for a 3rd round pick, that would help you on the depth chart and financially. Darby is a good player and teams should have interest in him. His value is tricky because he’s heading into the final year of his deal. The Eagles traded for Tim Jernigan last offseason when he was in a similar situation. The price they paid was dropping from pick 74 to pick 99. You might have to trade Darby and a 4th to get a 3rd, or something like that. There should be a few teams around the league who need a CB.

Hall to Eagles: ‘Get rid of Foles. You don’t need him’ - ESPN
DeAngelo Hall urges Philadelphia to cash in on Nick Foles’ market value instead of holding onto him.

Fan Mock Draft 1.0: Who Should The Eagles Choose At No. 32? -
Now that the NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, it’s time to take a look at our very first Mock Draft. Who will be available when the Eagles are on the clock with the 32nd selection? I’m going to take my first stab at guessing, based off what I THINK teams will do (not necessarily how I would select), and I’ll let you pick the best option for the Eagles at No. 32. Let’s take a crack at it!

‘It’s going to be so dope’: Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks to join NBC’s Flyers broadcast -
Pierre McGuire will assume his role “inside the glass,” a highly praised feature on NBC’s hockey broadcasts in which he offers analysis of the game just off the ice between the benches. McGuire usually broadcasts from the coveted spot alone, but on Wednesday he’ll have a partner: Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Kendricks will join the broadcast for the entire first period, offering his thoughts about the game from what NBC Sports senior producer John McGuinness described as the best seat in the house. “I’m most excited about sitting in the bull pin with the guys and getting to feel that energy,” Kendricks told the Inquirer and the Daily News. “It’s going to be so dope. I’m getting excited just thinking about it.”

6 NFL Combine studs Eagles should keep eye on - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Taven Bryan, DT, Florida (6-4/291): Bryan’s combine matched the tape. He’s an athletic freak, testing in the 97th percentile. That’s part of the reason I projected him to the Eagles in my first-round mock 1.0. He would provide them a strong rotational piece with pass rush ability. Remember, if Beau Allen walks, the Eagles’ top backup is Destiny Vaeao. Bryan is raw, but his upside is huge in a one-gap, attacking defense.

Making sense of the latest Nick Foles and Vinny Curry trade buzz - The Athletic
My gut? The Eagles are going to trade Foles. They are making it known that he’s available, and the franchise has a history of getting valuable compensation when it trades its quarterbacks. Roseman is playing it correctly by trying to create a market and setting the asking price high. From there, he can negotiate, pick the best deal and add a pick or two for this year’s draft.

NFL’s Brandon Brooks ‘11 is Miami 2018 spring commencement speaker - MiamiOH
Philadelphia Eagles guard and Miami University alumnus Brandon Brooks ’11 will address graduates and families at Miami University’s 179th spring commencement ceremony, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Yager Stadium. Brooks, an integral part of the team that won the 2018 Super Bowl, was named to the NFL’s Pro Bowl this season. Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Brooks’ community involvement, continued pursuit of advanced higher education, and public support for mental health awareness distinguish him among other NFL stars.

The Best NFL Free Agent at Every Position - The Ringer
Off-Ball Linebacker: Nigel Bradham, Eagles. There’s a handful of strong run-stuffing linebackers in this group, but for me, the edge goes to Bradham for his superior combination of experience, versatility (to play outside or in the middle), and chops as a coverage defender. The 28-year-old graded out sixth among inside linebackers in coverage, per Pro Football Focus—and, over the past two seasons, showed that he can run with tight ends and running backs out of the backfield. It’s a passing league, and offenses are utilizing backs and tight ends more and more in the passing game. Defenses need middle-of-the-field coverage defenders like Bradham to counter that evolution. Runners-up: Avery Williamson, Titans; Navorro Bowman, Raiders, Zach Brown, Redskins; Preston Brown, Bills; Todd Davis, Broncos; Tahir Whitehead, Lions.

Predicting the Best Bargains at Each Position in 2018 NFL Free Agency - B/R
Karlos Dansby has recorded 317 tackles over his last three seasons (95 in 2017), and he’s snatched at least one interception in four of his last five campaigns. He’ll turn 37 midway through the 2018 season, so there’s some injury risk. But Dansby keeps silencing those concerns. He’s played 16 games in six of his last seven seasons and has never logged fewer than 12 games throughout his 14-year career. Dansby would be the perfect signing for a team that needs a short-term solution at linebacker, which is the hole he filled for the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals over the past two years.

With DeMarcus Lawrence tagged, it complicates Cowboys free agency expectations - Blogging The Boys
Now that we got all the math out of the way, where does all this leave the Cowboys in terms of free agency? Well, we’re smart enough around BTB to know that spending heavily in free agency is just not part of this organization’s philosophy. Besides, by the time the Cowboys work out deals for Martin and Lawrence, free agency could be a distant memory. Instead, expect it to be another quiet offseason this spring as the Cowboys go bottom-fishing again for a couple of veterans on the cheap. As much posturing that Stephen Jones has been doing regarding Dez Bryant, the two sides need to work that out because replacement options are not looking good. Jarvis Landry was tagged and other high profile guys will be expensive.

NFL Free Agency 2018: Andrew Norwell to Giants called “done deal” - Big Blue View
It has been common knowledge in NFL circles for a while that the New York Giants would like to begin the reconstruction of their offensive line by signing Carolina Panthers All-Pro free-agent guard Andrew Norwell. They could be getting their wish when the free agent signing period opens March 14. Draft Analyst Tony Pauline, who has had his ear to the ground at the NFL Combine in recent days, reported Tuesday morning that Norwell to the Giants is a “done deal.”

Determining the best fit for Kirk Cousins in free agency with blind resumes - SB Nation
Kirk Cousins reportedly has four teams that are in the sweepstakes to sign him and make him their franchise quarterback. Those teams are the Cardinals, Vikings, Broncos, and Jets. Many people will make cases for each team in terms of their best fit. Similar to an NCAA Tournament blind resume comparison, we wanted to look at what each team provides, and select the best fit for Cousins. After all, he said he was willing to take less money because he wants to win.


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