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Eagles News: Why June 1 is significant for Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/31/21.

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June 1 is almost here: Could that mean a flurry of roster activity for the Eagles? - PhillyVoice
It becomes more feasible for the Eagles to trade other players [besides Zach Ertz] as well. The main player who would make sense in a trade after June 1 would be Andre Dillard. Dillard has a training camp battle with Jordan Mailata for the starting LT job on the horizon, but if the team were to move him, it would make sense to wait until after June 1 to do so. Dillard’s dead money hit if traded would be $3,508,768, of which $1,754,384 could be delayed until 2022 if dealt after June 1. It would actually cost the Eagles a small amount ($134,692) more against the cap to trade Dillard prior to June 1, while it would be a savings of $1,619,692 if dealt after June 1.

Weighing Philadelphia Eagles’ trade options, from Zach Ertz to Julio Jones - ESPN
June 1 has been viewed as a possible pivot point in this situation. If Ertz is traded or released after this date, the Eagles would receive an additional $3.5 million in cap relief this season. While that’s nothing to sneeze at, neither side views June 1 as a significant marker in this case from what we gather. Could it help nudge things along once the additional relief is secured? Perhaps, but it doesn’t feel as though the Eagles are sitting on a deal and waiting to make a move. The expectation remains Ertz will be off the team eventually, but we might not be at the end of the road quite yet as Philadelphia looks for something better than a low Day 3 pick.

6 potential destinations for Eagles’ Zach Ertz: Where could tight end land after trade or release? - NJ.com
The Chargers would probably be the ideal landing spot for Ertz, as well as the Eagles. Sending Ertz to the AFC would be a smart move for Philly, and Ertz is from California, so this would be a homecoming of sorts. While the Eagles would probably take a conditional Day 3 pick in a deal, sending Ertz home and to the opposite conference would be a win for everyone involved. Ertz would get to see the Eagles in Week 9.

Zach Ertz will probably be looking for a new team this week; should the WFT front office be trying to get him on the roster? - Hogs Haven
Trading for Ertz would probably mean sending a 2022 7th round pick to Philly and paying Ertz $8.5m in 2021, assuming Howie Roseman would even be willing to send him to a division rival. Washington has an estimated $17.2m in available cap space, so the price tag is not beyond the team’s means. Trading for Ertz at this point would have the effect of swapping out Morgan Moses’ $8.65m cap hit for that of Zach Ertz. Interestingly, the team has left one roster spot available since Moses and Christian were released last week.

FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Kist & Solak Nudge/Hug/Marry Rookie WRs - BGN Radio
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Joe Burrow and the Long Road Back - MMQB
“She kept us on course, kept us on the rails,” Trestman says. “When you’re starting from nothing, there’s a lot to do, and she could do all of it.” From there, clearly, Raîche was on her way. Roseman had her shadow Berry, knowing Berry may well become a GM in short order, and thinking that the new hire might eventually be able to replace her. It took less than two years for that to happen—and it happened after Berry made a bid in 2020 to try and poach her from the Eagles. Now, it’s tough to say where this goes next, because hiring patterns can be fickle, GM spots don’t turn over like coaching spots do, and we’re completing an offseason where there were an unusually high number of openings on that side (seven), which makes it likely to be quieter on that front over the next couple years.

Roger Goodell’s Successor And 8 Issues Facing NFL In Near Future - FMIA
On Thursday, the Eagles promoted two women to major jobs: Catherine Raiche to VP of Football Operations, the highest scouting post a women has ever had in the NFL; and Ameena Soliman to pro scout. Soliman is believed to be the be the first Muslim woman to hold a full-time scouting position in NFL history. Jori Epstein wrote about the meteoric rise of women last week in USA Today and quoted Raiche as saying: “If you’re a student of the game, you’re a student of the game, regardless who you are. And that’s who I am. For the longest time, I feel like we’ve picked out of 50 percent of the pool. But if you open the pool to 100 percent, you may get really, really qualified candidates.”

Cowboys 2021 player profile: Cornerback Trevon Diggs - Blogging The Boys
Overall Review: From Week 1 to Week 17, Trevon Diggs looked like a different player. Diggs was able to make a big jump in his performance during his rookie year, and he should do the same this year. With a full NFL season under his belt, he likely will be able to get out of the gates quickly and not struggle to start the year like he did last season. Diggs showed he has all the physical tools to be a dominant cornerback in this league. If he’s able to build upon his performance during his final six games of 2020, he has a chance to become one of the league’s best young corners in 2021.

Giants 2021 roster profile: TE Evan Engram - Big Blue View
The Giants will, if and when we ask them, tell us how much they love Engram and how important he is to their offense. Still, with the the additions of Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Kyle Rudolph, and the return of Saquon Barkley, featuring Engram in the receiving game is likely to be less of a priority for offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. It’s pretty telling that one of the notes from media in attendance at Thursday’s OTA was that Engram did not drop anything thrown in his direction by Giants quarterbacks. Engram’s 10.1 percent drop rate, 57.8 percent catch rate and 55.4 passer rating when targeted are simply unacceptable. No matter how many targets Engram receives in 2021, the Giants need him to be more efficient. More reliable. Bad things have to stop happening when the ball heads in his direction. Engram is likely playing for his Giants’ future in 2021.

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