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Rookie Dallas Goedert owns the best single-game performance by a tight end from the 2018 season - PFF
While Goedert’s season-long performance is impressive for a rookie, there’s one game in particular that stands out, as it happened to be the highest-graded game by a tight end in 2018. Who was it against? You guessed it—the Dallas Cowboys. In the Eagles Week 14 trip to Dallas, tensions were high in an overtime thriller, as the two NFC East rivals were jockeying for first place in the division entering the final stretch of the season. Despite the Eagles losing 29-23 in overtime, Goedert made a name for himself on the playing field this time by posting a 94.6 overall game grade across 31 total snaps.

NFL Trade Rumors: Eagles “open” to moving Nelson Agholor - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles are “open to moving Nelson Agholor” in a trade, according to NFL insider Jason La Canfora. The phrasing here is key. La Canfora is not saying the Eagles are actively shopping Agholor; he’s just saying they’re willing to hear offers for him. This rumor passes the sniff test. Agholor’s projected $9.4 million cap hit for the 2019 season isn’t a convenient number for the Eagles. It’s hard to imagine he’s back at that rate.

The QB Scho Show #15: We’re Dumb Animals, We Never Learn Anything - BGN Radio
Michael Kist is joined by Mark Schofield to break down all the silly nonsense sprouting forth from the NFL Combine measurements. Kyler Murray is big enough to play QB, we guess? Daniel Jones has big hands, that’s great! What we look for from the QB Class on the field in Indy & more!Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Eagles left some level of doubt on a Jason Peters return in 2019 - PhillyVoice
In 2017, Peters was indeed a dominant player before he tore his ACL, which Roseman pointed out. In 2018, he was still an above average tackle, but certainly far from dominant, and I believe the difference between Roseman’s comments this year and last year reflect that. Peters may very well return (and in January, I personally thought he would), but Roseman left some window of doubt on Wednesday.

Some RB Talk - Iggles Blitz
If he’s willing to come back for a cheap, short-term deal, that would make some sense for both sides. Ajayi won’t get a big deal from anyone since he’s coming off a torn ACL. If he stays in Philly, he knows the offense and knows they will spread the ball around. He could then try to hit the market in March of 2020 and land a big deal from someone at that point. Ajayi will turn 26 in June and he’s only had 562 career carries. Zeke Elliott has 868 carries (and more than 1,000 touches!). Ajayi has a lot of tread left on the tire. The flip side of that is that Ajayi has knee issues. That will limit his value, with the Eagles and other teams. Regardless of whether Ajayi comes back, the Eagles need to see about adding young talent at the position

Eagles excited to enter ‘fluid’ part of offseason -
How active can the Eagles be in free agency? “I expect us always to be aggressive in every aspect. That’s kind of who we are,” Roseman said. “With that, obviously there come risks. We’re not going to be risk-averse. If there’s an opportunity to improve our football team, we’ll do that. We have the flexibility. We’re not going to use the cap as an excuse, but we’re also going to try to be smart about it.”

NFL experts predict Nick Foles’ 2019 team, Eagles’ QB plans - ESPN In$ider
Mina Kimes: I like veteran Tyrod Taylor as an option to compete with Sudfeld. Keenum makes sense, depending on the cost, but I can’t shake the memory of him getting obliterated by Philadelphia in the playoffs. I think Bridgewater will look for a better starting opportunity.

In a Familiar Place at the NFL Combine, Mike Mayock Adjusting to His Unfamiliar Role - MMQB
This still has Jacksonville written all over it to me. The Jaguars picking up Calais Campbell’s option and restructuring, rather than cutting, Marcel Dareus are clear signals that Tom Coughlin, GM Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone aren’t turning the page on the core that got them to the AFC title two Januarys ago. All they need is a quarterback who can win now. And Nick Foles sure showed he could do that working with the Jags’ new offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo, in Philadelphia in 2017. What’s more, word around the campfire is that Jacksonville didn’t work a trade out for him over the last couple weeks because the brass felt like no one else was that serious about trading for him with the franchise tag attached. Maybe the Redskins or someone else muck this one up, but it sure seems like Foles is headed for North Florida.

24 Notable NFL Trade Candidates - Spotrac
Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI, 25: A solid receiver, but clearly now not a top threat. His $9.3M salary for 2019 puts him in a tough spot for any team. He’s a potential release candidate if a trade partner can’t be found. His $9.387M 5th-year option becomes fully guaranteed on March 13th. Trading him leaves behind $0 of dead cap to the Eagles.

Expect Howie Roseman and Eagles to be aggressive this offseason - Inquirer
The Eagles have about $6 million in space, if they roll over their savings from last season, with the cap projected to be about $190 million. But they could end up with more than five times that amount with restructurings. That could give Roseman room to re-sign some of the Eagles’ own free agents, although the market could price them out on Graham, Darby, and Tate. Hicks, who is coming off another injury-riddled season, could be more affordable. The Eagles stand to recoup compensatory draft picks with Foles and other free agents likely to part, but Roseman said that won’t keep them from being players in free agency. “We understand the cost-effectiveness of draft picks, especially when you have good players on your team and you’re paying them,” Roseman said. “We’re just trying to balance and make sure that we’re also not shortsighted enough to say, ‘Hey, the hit rate in the fourth round is only 20 percent to get a starter. Here we have a starter that we can get at a really good price.’”

The Dallas Cowboys Have Some Big Contract Decisions to Make - The Ringer
Stephen Jones said on Tuesday that the team is eyeing new deals for Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Demarcus Lawrence, and Amari Cooper. Can Dallas afford to keep its four stars—and if so, at what cost?

Why won’t Dave Gettleman squash the never-ending Odell Beckham rumors? - Big Blue View
It seems, though, that the relationship between Beckham and the Giants is a fragile one. It isn’t hard to believe what Gettleman said about not wanting to endlessly have to put the end to whatever rumors the media can come up with. It also isn’t hard, though, to believe that the GM is keeping his options open. He wants options. In the event something happens and Beckham goes Antonio Brown on the Giants, Gettleman is leaving himself room to make a move without saying he went back on his word. Even if he won’t say any of that, either.

9 people who should replace Jason Witten on ‘Monday Night Football’ - SB Nation
No. 3 — Peyton ManningIf Peyton can be lured away from Nationwide ads he’d be the biggest name ESPN could get. Not only is he smart, but he’s funny — and we need more fun in the booth for the premiere game of the week.

Bryce Harper reportedly ends insanity by signing mega-deal with Phillies - The Good Phight
Bryce Harper is just a man. A 26-year-old man who is a former NL MVP, a six-time all-star in seven years, who will likely hit his 200th career home run in 2019. He is a man the Phillies have watched bash their pitching since his debut in 2012, slashing .271/.378/.519 against them in that time and hitting the most home runs in their park than he has hit anywhere else outside Washington, D.C.


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