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NFC free agency fun: Trey Flowers to Eagles? Earl Thomas to ... - NFL.com
Philadelphia Eagles: Trey Flowers, edge. Plugged-in Pats beat writer Mike Reiss believes the team will pass on franchising Flowers. The 25-year-old pass rusher won’t lack for suitors after leading New England’s defense during multiple Super Bowl runs. The Eagles are dangerously low on cap room, but I’m playing under the assumption every team in the NFL knows how to massage the books to make a signing like this a reality. [BLG Note: This list also has Brandon Graham to the Seahawks and Ronald Darby to the Jets.]
NFL executives mention Eagles among teams that could trade for Antonio Brown - BGN
The Antonio Brown saga is one of the NFL’s biggest offseason storylines so far. The latest on the Steelers wide receiver — who has been trying to force his way out of western Pennsylvania — is that the team is willing to trade him. Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert recently said Brown and the Steelers have now agreed that a trade is best for both sides moving forward, though the team won’t move on from him at a discount. So, where will Brown end up? According to some NFL executives, the Philadelphia Eagles are considered as a potential landing spot for one of the league’s most talented pass catchers.
The QB Scho Show #14: Build-A-Quarterback, Draft Edition - BGN Radio
Michael Kist is joined by Mark Schofield to Build-A-QB from this NFL Draft class! Arm talent, pre-snap/post-snap processing, accuracy, build, legs, footwork, GRIT.. who has the best of each?! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.
Mailbag: Are the Eagles’ Super Bowl hopes doomed after Carson Wentz gets paid? - PhillyVoice
Only 7 of 30 quarterbacks starting in the last 15 Super Bowls were playing on their rookie contracts. Managing the cap will become more challenging once Carson Wentz gets paid. However, if Wentz can stay healthy and play to his capabilities, which in my opinion, are that of a top-five quarterback, then the Eagles should be Super Bowl contenders for the foreseeable future, even after he occupies a big chunk of the salary cap.
Outside the Box - Iggles Blitz
Roseman always seems to come up with a surprise move or two. You won’t know if Miami is willing to trade WR Kenny Stills unless you ask. You won’t know if Tampa is willing to deal LB Lavonte David unless you talk to them. Every year we find out players are available that we didn’t exactly expect. Roseman will be active at the Combine, chatting up teams and agents. He’ll be as well-informed as anyone in the league. Then he’ll have the challenge of putting together the offseason plan to get the Eagles back to the top. Roseman can be too aggressive (see Golden Tate), but I would much rather have a GM that takes chances than one who plays it safe and only goes for safe moves. You just aren’t going to put together a championship roster that way.
Getting the NFL’s five biggest spenders out of salary-cap hell - ESPN
New deal for WR Nelson Agholor: He is set to make about $9.4 million this season after the Eagles exercised his fifth-year option. By working out an extension, they could lower his 2019 cap number while ensuring he stays in Philly beyond this season.
Projecting 2019 NFL Spending - Over The Cap
The Eagles are similar to the Jaguars in that they have a monstrous payroll already on the books. The big difference here is that the Eagles do have the Foles contract that can quickly go from $20M+ to $0. Move him, cut someone like a Timmy Jernigan, do a few restructures and the team will likely have something like $40 million to spend with $30 million in cap room. Their activity all lies on the Foles decision.
12 free agents who could be interesting fits for the Philadelphia Eagles - PennLive
RB Tevin Coleman: Coleman is another prospect who could fetch a pretty penny on the market. The 25-year-old was a threat both running and receiving in his first four seasons in Atlanta. With Devonta Freeman missing significant time last season, Coleman set career highs with 800 yards rushing and 4.8 yards per carry.
Eagles Mailbag: Figuring out the receiver position for 2019 - NBCSP
If I’m the Eagles, I’d stick with Agholor and let Tate walk for a few reasons. First, Agholor is younger. He’s just 25, while Tate has already turned 30, which is important when we’re talking about a possible extension. I also think Agholor is already the more explosive player with big-play potential, which is pretty important. Over the last two seasons, Agholor has seven catches of 50-plus yards, good for third in the NFL. Tate has 11 such catches in his nine-year career. So they’re different types of players who play in the same spot. I’ll take explosiveness. But the biggest thing for me is that I think Tate’s best seasons are probably behind him, while Agholor has more room to grow. Agholor hasn’t had a 1,000-yard season in the NFL and Tate has had three. But Agholor got off to a slow start for a first-round pick. He has the talent to become a much better player, especially in an offense that figures out how to use him correctly. So I’d let Tate walk and extend Agholor to help alleviate what would be a cap hit of over $9.3 million in 2019 on his fifth-year option.
Fran Duffy’s Combine Preview: Safety - PE.com
Wingard isn’t the top small-school safety in this draft, however, as that moniker belongs to Adderley, the Philadelphia native who made the short drive south to Delaware to play his college ball. A four-year starter for the Blue Hens, Adderley began his career at corner but made the switch to safety going into his junior season. He’s a strong athlete for the position, can play the ball really well in the air, plays every special teams unit, and offers versatility on the back end. The senior has gotten some first-round buzz, but keep a closer eye on him on the second day of the draft.
Kurt Coleman released by Saints, per report - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints will obviously need to find a way to address the safety position now that Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams are the only safeties currently on the roster. It’s possible the Saints bring Kurt Coleman back in 2018 any way, but not as his $6 million dollar price tag.
Report: Broncos have informed Domata Peko that they will not re-sign him - Mile High Report
According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos have informed impending free agent nose tackle Domata Peko that they do not plan on re-signing him prior to the start of free agency. Klis says that they plan on to seek out a younger replacement to be their nose tackle in newly hired Head Coach Vic Fangio’s defense. [BLG Note: Eagles showed interest in him back in 2017.]
Giants lose defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo to Cincinnati Bengals - Big Blue View
The New York Giants have a big hole to fill on their coaching staff. The Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday hired now-former Giants’ defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo to be their defensive coordinator. Anarumo, 52, joins the staff of new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. The two were both assistant coaches at one time with the Miami Dolphins.
An oral history of PRISM’s classic ‘90s show ‘The Great Sports Debate’ - The Athletic
Back in 1990, before cable networks truly embraced debate, there was a show out of Philadelphia that was built on the then-novel idea of reporters arguing about sports. Glen Macnow, who was working as a sports business writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer at the time, first came up with the idea. He convinced his newspaper teammate (and current senior baseball writer for The Athletic) Jayson Stark to join him, along with WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti. Eventually, Mike Missanelli — now with 97.5 The Fanatic, then of The Inquirer — became a regular. And other Philadelphia media members rotated in as guests. Steve Rotfeld helped Macnow get the show off the ground, but he then handed it over to Ken Selinger, whose company CCI Communications produced it for most of its run. The show aired on a cable network called PRISM, lasted seven years and developed a cult following among Philadelphia sports fans. In some ways, it was low-budget comedy and entertainment. In other ways, it was legitimately innovative and ahead of its time.
The AFL wants you to know it still exists - PFT
The Arena League, which plays its games on 50-yard fields with nets around the goalposts at each of the field, begins its new season in April, with teams in Albany, Washington, Baltimore, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and Columbus playing three total games per week for 13 weeks.
All 31 NFL teams that could trade for Antonio Brown, ranked by realism - SB Nation
23. Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles will get their cap reprieve when Nick Foles makes his inevitable departure, but that’ll just take the team out of the negatives and into the green. Philly would need some serious maneuvering to somehow make enough space for Brown. If the Eagles did manage to create that space, the team could improve its receiving corps just by making sure Golden Tate is around for another year.
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