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Eagles are looking into Jalen Ramsey, but there’s much to weigh - ESPN
Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is available via trade. The Super Bowl hopeful Philadelphia Eagles need a shot in the arm on defense. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is among the most aggressive deal-makers in the NFL. What do you get when you add all those things together? A situation worth exploring. The Eagles have been doing their homework on Ramsey, according to sources. The same was true with Minkah Fitzpatrick, who on Monday was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round pick plus some later-round pick swaps.

Jalen Ramsey trade predictions: 5 trades the Jaguars could make - Big Cat Country
Philadelphia Eagles for TE Dallas Goedert, CB Rasul Douglas, 2020 1st Rounder, 2021 2nd Rounder. If they want to give the Jaguars Zach Ertz instead of Goedert (who got hurt on Monday Night Football), they can keep that 2021 second rounder. Rasul Douglas would give them a lengthy, physical cornerback that could still start for the remainder of 2019 and the Eagles first rounder (which will probably be low) could also be used to draft a cornerback in this class. It almost pains me to think of how effective Ramsey would be in Jim Schwartz’s aggressive defense in Philly. If you are a fan of the Jets, Raiders, 49ers, Chiefs, or Eagles, you may think these scenarios are bit rich for your blood. But that’s the point. To part with a king, you need to offer a king’s ransom. Otherwise, the Jaguars can just keep him. Bring on the “historic haul”.

The Jaguars only have themselves to blame for the Jalen Ramsey debacle - SB Nation
The significant investment for the Jaguars in the 2019 offseason was again at quarterback. The team dished out a four-year, $88 million deal to Nick Foles with $50 million guaranteed — bidding against themselves in the process. It’s not the Jaguars’ fault that Foles suffered a broken clavicle less than 10 minutes into the season. It is their fault that the overpriced contract is a big reason why salary cap space is running low.

Should the Eagles have interest in trading for Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey? - PhillyVoice
The cost to acquire Ramsey, as well as how the Eagles would view him as a culture fit, are two major unknowns. If Ramsey is actually made available by Jacksonville, the bet here is that there will be another team out there willing to pay a steeper price.

The Quarterback Who Never Says Die - BGN
Carson Wentz’s best plays are also his worst ones, as the physical cost forces constant questions regarding his long-term health. On rooting for and understanding a quarterback who won’t stop getting hit, as long as the game is still within sight.

BGN Memories #5: 30th Anniversary of “The Miracle at RFK” - BGN Radio
n the fifth installment of BGN Memories, John Stolnis celebrates the 30th Anniversary of The Miracle at RFK!In Week 2 of the 1989 season, the Philadelphia Eagles traveled to Washington in an early season match-up between two old rivals. What started out as a Washington rout turned into one of the wackiest, craziest, most entertaining games of the Buddy Ryan era, and perhaps Randall Cunningham’s best game as an Eagle. Presented by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation

The best DSTs to stream in fantasy in Week 3 - PFF
5. Philadelphia Eagles (46%). vs. Detroit (-7.0). The Eagles are heavy home favorites (7.0 points, fifth-most) and with the best pass-rush matchup of the week. The Eagles rank fourth-best in pressure rate over expectation while the Lions rank eighth-worst. They’re not quite on the same level as Tennessee, San Francisco, or Green Bay, but they are a top-12 defense for me this week and do have the added benefit of facing the Luke Falk-led Jets in Week 5.

Upon further review: Ten likes and dislikes from Week 2 in the NFL - The Athletic
Dislike — 7. The way the Eagles start games. Last year, the Eagles ranked No. 32 in offensive efficiency (DVOA) in the first quarter. No team was worse. Pederson vowed this offseason to make faster starts a focus, but whatever he thought would fix them hasn’t worked. Through two games, the offense has had three first-quarter possessions resulting in two punts and an interception. They have a total of three first downs in the first quarters, and none of the three drives have gone longer than 19 yards. The Eagles battled through a number of injuries against the Falcons Sunday night and took a 20-17 lead late. But Julio Jones did Julio Jones things and took a screen 54 yards to give the Falcons a 24-20 victory. Both teams are 1-1 going into Week 3.

Details about Eagles’ DeSean Jackson’s injury, when it happened and his expected return date -
Jackson had been dealing with the abdominal issue leading into Week 1 but felt fine going into the season-opener — when he helped the Eagles beat the Redskins with 154 receiving yards and two touchdowns — and leading into Week 2, when it got worse. The 32-year-old started the game against the Falcons before the injury started bothering him again. After spending some of the first half in the medical tent, he exited, jogged on the sideline, and briefly re-entered the game before it started hurting again.

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is ‘ready to help this team win’ -
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was called into action this past Sunday in only his second game as a professional football player. The rookie wide receiver saw this as an opportunity to not only prove his ability, but also show he can be trusted when hardships arise. “It was good because I think I proved to a lot of people, and even myself, that when adversity strikes, I’ll be ready to go out there and do my job,” Arcega-Whiteside said. “There were some things here and there that I could have done better, but overall I would say I did good, but we didn’t win.”

DirecTV will televise 11 Thursday night games in 4K - PFT
DirecTV has announced that 11 Thursday Night Football games will be broadcast in the vastly superior format, beginning with the Week Four contest between the Eagles and Packers.

Sam Darnold says he’s hoping for a Week 5 return vs. Eagles - Gang Green Nation
There should be no rush to get him back out there. There might be a temptation to have him get out there as quickly as possible to try and save the season. That temptation should be avoided. The season is likely gone. Even if it isn’t by some miracle, Darnold’s long-term health is more important than any short-term gain.

Crabbs’ 2020 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 - The Draft Network
32. Philadelphia Eagles (Projected record: 12-4) - CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson Tigers. The Eagles can go a lot of different directions. I’ll opt to give them more depth on the boundary -- there’s no such thing as too much depth in the secondary. Hot off the heels of Philly’s loss to Atlanta in a thriller, yes...the Eagles are still my current pick to win it all in February. For their troubles, they get a feisty corner in Terrell. Sidney Jones hasn’t materialized as the Eagles may have hoped -- at least not yet. Terrell fits the mold of more of an outside defender anyway, giving their personnel more flexibility in coverage all around.

What’s next for Eli Manning now that he is no longer the Giants’ quarterback? - Big Blue View
Jacksonville Jaguars - The Jags made Nick Foles a highly paid quarterback only to lose him in week 1 to a broken collar bone. Rooke Gardner Minshew has been exciting, but with Doug Marone and Tom Coughlin dealing with troubled waters in the locker room, a calming presence like Eli could be very attractive. Again, salary cap space would be an obstacle that needs to be overcome in getting a deal done. The Jags have more room than Pittsburgh, but still not enough to absorb Eli’s contract. However, things could get very interesting if Jalen Ramsey — who has requested a trade from Jacksonville — is added to the mix. The Giants might have to add draft compensation to sweeten the pot, but that would help make the money work and get the Giants a badly-needed piece for their own rebuild while reuniting Eli with Tom Coughlin.

Is Canton Eli’s next stop? Here’s why it may be tougher for him than you think - Talk of Fame Sports
The bottom line is this: Forget the stats and awards and All-Pro nominations. The question is simply this: Was Eli Manning one of the game’s three or four best quarterbacks of his era? And I think you know the answer. Which is why he may have trouble making it to Canton.


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