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Eagles News: Re-live the Eagles’ Super Bowl win through a children’s book

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/18/19.

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The Little Eagles That Could: A Children’s Book - PhillyVoice
In the game’s big moment, what trick play would they hatch? A pass to Nick Foles! Unlike Tom, he can catch. With one chance left, Tom made us all wary, But his pass hit the turf, unanswered Hail Mary. The city converged, for once all united, Black, white, or green, all were delighted. From shoulderpads guy, to mascots named Swoop, From Meek Mill to Lurie, to the guy who ate poop.

NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2019: Eagles options at No. 25 - BGN
The 2019 NFL Draft will be here before you know it. Mock draft season has already begun and there’s no shortage of opinion as to whom the Philadelphia Eagles might select with the No. 25 overall pick. Let’s take a look at which players the experts have the Eagles taking this week now that the first wave of NFL free agency is over.

Let’s Be Negative - Iggles Blitz
DeSean Jackson – What is the downside of trading for one of the most explosive receivers in the league? There is no doubt that Jackson remains one of the fastest players in the league. And the Eagles do need speed. But Jackson does have some baggage. One of the reasons Tampa let him go is that Jackson didn’t get along with QB Jameis Winston. It always makes you nervous when a receiver feuds with a QB. Is that a one-time deal or could that be an issue that will travel with the receiver? Jackson can be a handful for a coaching staff to deal with. During the Doug Pederson era, players have generally responded well to tough coaching. We’ll have to see if there are any issues. Jackson isn’t the most durable player. He hasn’t played in 16 games since 2013. He was on the field for 452 snaps in 2018, fewer than Dallas Goedert played for the Eagles. The Eagles haven’t exactly had great luck with older players staying healthy the last couple of years.

Adding impact, keeping core, and draft picks, too! -
On the offensive side of the ball, DeSean Jackson brings impact. His numbers – 60 touchdown receptions of 40-plus yards, an NFL best – speak for themselves and Jackson clearly has the speed. He’s going to be part of a very strong corps of pass catchers and Jackson’s speed and the way defenses respect it will affect what quarterback Carson Wentz sees when he looks over the defensive alignment prior to taking a snap. Can defenses double-team wide receiver Alshon Jeffery or tight end Zach Ertz? Does having the deep secondary showing respect to Jackson’s speed give the Eagles more options for the running game? Stay tuned for the ripple impact with Jackson’s presence on the field. Jackson understands his role here. He’s not the savior for the offense. He’s a salivating complementary piece who gives Wentz the chance to air it out and let Jackson chase down deep throws. The Eagles have a legitimate vertical passing game with Jackson on the field, and concurrently are going to see how much of the middle of the field opens with so much attention directed toward Jackson.

Common theme in Eagles’ offseason has been culture-building - NBCSP
You can argue the merit of all those moves, but it seems pretty obvious that the Eagles like what they have going in the locker room and are trying to do what they can (within reason) to keep that chemistry. Look at that list of players. They’re all really well-liked in the locker room. Peters, Graham and Kelce are the three-longest tenured players on the team and are all leaders. There was also a possibility not that long ago that all three weren’t going to return in 2019. The Eagles rewarded younger players like Seumalo and Sudfeld for their efforts. Seumalo’s contract is very team-friendly, but he was probably happy to get a chunk of change in his pocket early and Sudfeld will also get a nice pay raise. Agholor is making $9.4 million this year, which is very expensive. But the Eagles wanted to keep their own guys.

2019 Fantasy Free Agency Fallout - Rotoworld
DeSean Jackson will turn 33-years old in December this season and his 12.6 PPR points per game in 2018 were his highest total since the 2014 season. That said, he still remains a better option in Best Ball formats given his weekly volatility than a wideout you’re going to target in leagues in which you have to correctly predict his high points. He also has played a completely full season just once in 11 seasons and that season came back in 2013. But his addition does increase the potential for Carson Wentz to have a strong bounce back this upcoming season. Every quarterback that Jackson has played with outside of Jameis Winston in 2017 has had better numbers with Jackson in the lineup than without. The Eagles sorely missed a downfield option a year ago as they tallied just four touchdown passes in 2018 on passes that traveled 15-yards or further downfield after having 12 such touchdown passes in 2017. Wentz has opened the offseason with an early ADP in Draft leagues as the QB15, which stands to be a value.

Agent’s Take: Nine power brokers who’ll play a big role in determining the 2019 financial terrain - CBS Sports
Extending 2016 first-overall pick Jared Goff’s contract could be a Rams priority. The Rams have a track record of signing first-round picks to new deals after their third NFL season. The Tollners will likely be looking to get Goff in the $30-million-per-year quarterback club. Anything done for Goff will impact the next contract of 2016 second-overall pick Carson Wentz, who is another client. The Eagles, who are also extremely pro-active with extensions of rookie contracts, may take a wait and see approach with Wentz because he’s ended the last two seasons on injured reserve. Durability concerns may make an extension between the Titans and the Tollners for 2015 second-overall pick Marcus Mariota difficult. Mariota is scheduled to make $20.922 million in 2019 with his fifth year option.

Why 2018’s Power Teams Are Sitting Out 2019 Free Agency - MMQB
A couple other interesting notes from this Sunday’s report versus last Sunday’s. One, the Eagles have gone from being the seventh-tightest team to the cap ($15.59 millionM) to having the 11th-most room ($28.82M). And two, NFL teams have spent $403.735 million in cap space over the last seven days. They had a collective of $1.123 billion in room on March 10. That number is now at $720.26 million.

How The Odell Deal Got Done, and an NFL Free Agency Wet Blanket - FMIA
2011: Philadelphia, NFC East champs in 2010, worked the free market like no team in the 26-year history of free agency, led by president Joe Banner and GM Howie Roseman. ”They came out of the gate like wild men,” coach Andy Reid said. “Dream Team,” quarterback Vince Young christened the newbies—Nnamdi Asomugha, Ronnie Brown, Cullen Jenkins, Young, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and others. “Dream Team” went 8-8 and 4-12. Reid got fired.

Former Eagle Nate Ramsey dies at 77 - PFT
Nate Ramsey, a defensive back who spent 10 years with the Eagles and became well known outside the football world when he was shot on the street in West Philadelphia during his playing career, had died at the age of 77. Ramsey was a 14th round pick out of Indiana in 1963 and spent 10 years with the team. He also spent one final season with the Saints.

Dolphins sign veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - The Phinsider
On Friday afternoon, the Dolphins traded 7-year veteran Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans. Which raised questions as to who would be Miami’s starting quarterback in 2019. It seems obvious that the team will likely draft a mid-round QB this season, and set their sights towards the 2020 draft, in hopes of finding their franchise signal caller. But who will be the Dolphins veteran quarterback to lead the team in Week 1? According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins. This will be his third AFC East team throughout his 15-year NFL season.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill under investigation for alleged battery of a juvenile - SB Nation
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation by police for an alleged battery. According to KCTV 5, Overland Park (Kan.) police were called to the home of Hill on March 5 and March 14. The first call was to investigate a report of child abuse or neglect, and the second was to investigate battery of a juvenile. The Kansas City Star reported that the incident was against Hill’s son, resulting in a broken arm. Hill has not been charged with a crime and the Chiefs confirmed they are aware of the investigation.


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