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Eagles News: Jaguars fans split between wanting Nick Foles or Teddy Bridgewater

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/11/19.

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POLL: Should the Jaguars sign Teddy Bridgewater or Nick Foles? - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars are all but expected to sign a free agent quarterback this free agency period. The question remains — would you rather it be Nick Foles or Teddy Bridgewater?

DeSean Jackson reportedly prefers to reunite with the Eagles - BGN
It’s hard to imagine the Eagles wanting to give up much, if anything, in a trade for Jackson. He’s set to be a free agent after 2019. It’d seem like they’d be much more interested in him as a free agent, though. Philadelphia certainly needs to add a deep threat to their offense. Jackson turns 33 this season but he’s still very much a burner. He led the NFL with 18.9 yards per reception in 2018. It’d be fun to see the Eagles give Carson Wentz a weapon like this to work with.

Picking best scheme fits for 25 top 2019 NFL free agents - ESPN In$ider
John Brown, WR. Best fit: Philadelphia Eagles. This is about deep-ball speed to complement Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz in the Eagles’ passing game. That’s what I see with Brown, who averaged 17 yards per grab last season in Baltimore. Remember, Philadelphia brought in Mike Wallace to play this role last season. But after an injury, Wallace is back on the free-agent market. Brown fits the same idea here, giving quarterback Carson Wentz an outside blazer who can run the vertical route tree, while also pushing those safeties down the field to open up intermediate targets.

A history of free agency hits for the Eagles -
We are now in an advanced stage, with teams (as of Monday at noon) able to talk to the agents of players whose contracts expire on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and try to work out deals. Nothing can be signed until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, but the framework of deals can be put in place. While there have been some misses (see the file on Asomugha, Nnamdi, circa 2011), the Eagles have also had some huge hits in free agency. From this perspective, here is a list of the best of the best free agents the Eagles have signed over the years. It should be noted that wide receiver Terrell Owens was acquired in a three-team trade in 2004, and thus was technically not a free agent signing by the Eagles, which is why he is not on this list.

Safety first? It’s a deep free-agent market and the Eagles have a need, but probably not for top money - Daily News
Howie Roseman has acknowledged that the disastrous 2011 draft was a painful lesson in what happens when you draft exclusively for need. (Jarrett was a big hitter whose lack of speed left him hitting air most of the time.) With so many safeties available in free agency, there are going to be guys who don’t get the megadeals they’d anticipated, guys who might eventually be persuaded that a shorter-term deal with a presumed contender could work out OK in the long run. That is the Eagles’ sweet spot.

Antonio Brown, Eric Weddle Are on the Move As the New League Year Approaches - Sports Illustrated
March 6, morning: Canter has the Giants, Titans, Bucs, Texans, Chiefs and Bears interested in Eric Weddle, with the Falcons and Eagles calling to say they love him, but only had a limited role to offer. So Canter and Weddle come up with three criteria: A chance to win, proximity to San Diego and a baseline of $5 million for 2019.

Looking Back at Antonio Brown Trade, Looking Ahead to Free Agency - FMIA
I think, after the 49ers announced plans to enshrine Terrell Owens in their Hall of Fame, I am waiting for the Eagles to do something similar, and I might have a long wait. Maybe there could at least be a Grilled T.O. Sandwich at Chickie and Pete’s.

We’re the New Heroes: In conversation with Michael Bennett - The Change-Up
I’m still trying to get everything together. It’s a little bit overwhelming because there are so many different moving parts. The family, everything is just, I’ve been so stationary and all of the sudden it’s just like, I feel nomadic. I feel like the Berber tribe in Morocco: I’m pitching tent anywhere. I feel it’s an iconic person I get to play with, Tom Brady, and the rest of the organization. So I guess I can look forward to that, it’s just a little bit different. I wasn’t, I don’t really know if I was really ready for all of that.

NFL free agency 2019: Tracking the rumors you need to know - SB Nation
There aren’t as many recognizable offensive standouts in this year’s list of available players, but the headliner is big enough to make up for a lack of depth behind him. Le’Veon Bell finally earned unrestricted free agency after two years of Steelers’ franchise tags, one of which the three-time All-Pro played an Uno “skip” card. The 27-year-old tailback now gets to choose where he’ll like to play next as he searches for the massive multi-year deal that includes the guaranteed money he couldn’t find in Pittsburgh.


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