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Eagles News: Malik Hooker among free agent fits

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5 safeties for Eagles to target in free agency - NBCSP
Malik Hooker. Hooker is a former first-round pick who played in just two games last season before tearing his Achilles. Even before then, the Colts declined his fifth-year option so now Hooker will become a free agent and might be looking for a prove-it deal on the open market. The 24-year-old has plenty of familiarity with Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon, who coached him in Indy.

Todd McShay’s latest mock has a controversial pick for the Eagles - BGN
Getting back to Pitts the prospect, he’s clearly an intriguing talent. BGN’s Ben Natan previously wrote about how the Philly native (an Archbishop Wood alumnus) “makes too much sense for the Eagles.” Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah actually has Pitts ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect in this year’s class, only behind Trevor Lawrence and Ja’Marr Chase.

Eagles podcast: Our top 6 ‘big boards’ - PhillyVoice
In the latest episode of BGN Radio, Brandon Gowton and I discussed some recent news items like Brandon Graham’s soon-to-be reworked contract, some free agency rumors, and opinions on whether the Philadelphia Eagles should draft a quarterback at sixth overall. We also laid out our initial top 6 big boards.

O-line can build around Jason Kelce’s return, good health - PE.com
Having Kelce back in the fold, then, is a big step. He is a three-time All-Pro player and is coming off his fourth Pro Bowl season. Kelce has started all 16 regular-season games in each of the last six seasons. His presence is vital for the offense as the new coaching staff – Kelce’s fourth – takes the attack in a new direction. “I don’t know a whole lot right now. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet Nick a couple of times upstairs (in the NovaCare Complex) and meeting some of the guys upstairs and talking just a little bit with them,” Kelce said. “I’m looking forward to talking more with them. You try to embrace it. You try to be ready. They’re figuring out how they want to do it, how it’s going to look, how we’re going to communicate it. It’s pretty exciting with all the energy they have and what they want to get done.”

Best/worst-case scenarios for 15 NFL QBs facing uncertainty in 2021 - NFL.com
Nick Foles — I know everybody’s been pitching this basically since the day he left, but now can we bring Foles back to the Eagles? With Carson Wentz out of the picture, Foles would be a nice backup option behind Jalen Hurts.

Cowboys offensive free agents 2021: Who stays and who goes? - Blogging The Boys
When the Cowboys signed Dalton to a one-year, $3 million deal last offseason, the team gave themselves a low cost insurance policy just in case Prescott, who had never missed an NFL start, missed a game. And as bad luck would have it, Dak would go down, and he would go down early. That sprung the veteran quarterback into action. While things were rocky at first, Dalton got better as the season progressed, helping the team win three of their last four games. In those three wins, the Cowboys scored 30+ points, and Dalton had a passer rating above 120 in two of them. Dallas got what they wanted, and Dalton got what he wanted as he proved he’s still a viable quarterback in this league. He won’t command big money, but it will be more than the Cowboys are willing to shell out for a back up.

Mock draft tracker: Jaylen Waddle running away with top spot for Giants - Big Blue View
Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle widened his lead this week as the player most often selected at No. 11 for the New York Giants in mock drafts. This week, the electrifying Waddle was the choice in 21 of 72 mock drafts (29.2 percent). A week ago, Waddle was the choice in 26.2 percent of the mock drafts we tracked. Mark Schofield took to the film on Friday to show us why Waddle in drawing so much love in the scouting community. Here is part of what Schofield said: “A number of things stand out watching Waddle on film. His burst as an athlete, the pace to his routes, and his ability to sell defenders on breaks and erase leverage advantages. Waddle is the rare type of receiver who can attack a defender’s leverage in a number of ways, and the playbook coaching points can be just mere recommendations to him.”

The time is right for senior WFT staff to call for the owner’s ouster - Hogs Haven
A primary recommendation by Wilkinson that Snyder should be forcibly divested of ownership paired with a unified statement of the highest ranking voices within the organization that, based on their experience within the organization and the experiences of previous employees, they are unwilling to continue to serve under the unfit ownership of Dan Snyder, would virtually seal the transition, and would immediately elevate to hero status the reputations of those willing to stand up for the long suffering fanbase and former employees of this organization. Such a move would coalesce the leadership and cultural seriousness of the front office and go a long way towards endearing them with the future ownership group. Let me be blunt, I want Rivera, Wright, Donaldson, and Mayhew to remain and to be successful in Washington, but the track record is clear, that can’t be done with Snyder at the helm, meddling in football operations and crushing the morale of his staff with his all-encompassing insecurity. The iron is heating up, the time to strike is now.

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