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Best and worst NFL contracts for every NFC team: Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady, Davante Adams and more - PFF
Best: S Anthony Harris — One year, $4 million (fully guaranteed). Harris had a down 2020 season playing on the franchise tag, but the swing from a one-year, $11.441 million contract to a one-year, $4 million pact seems like an overreaction that Philadelphia capitalized on. Over the 2018-19 seasons, Harris earned PFF’s top grade among all safeties, at 91.6, with his 93.5 coverage grade also the best mark in the league. [...] Worst: K Jake Elliott — Five years, $20.15 million ($990K in active guarantees, $2.25 million 2022 salary guarantee vests in March of 2022) Among the extensive list of issues plaguing the Eagles’ 2020 campaign, Elliott going 14-for-19 on field goals en route to a 40.5 kicking grade — good for 32nd out of 34 qualifying placekickers — was certainly not helpful. Philadelphia is cutting contracts left and right this offseason but would lose cap space via an Elliott release, so he’ll have an opportunity to earn the organization’s trust once more.. [BLG Note: Carson Wentz should really be the answer for considering he’s taking up $33.8M in cap space this season to play for the Colts. PFF included him as Indy’s worst contract instead.]
Above the Nest with Raichele #14: Eagles sign new QB + NFL announces restrictions for unvaccinated players - BGN Radio
Raichele Privette touches on the Eagles’ decision to sign QB Nick Mullens and unpacks the NFL and NFL Players Associations updated protocol restrictions for those who’ve been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Ranking NFL’s seven new head coaches in 2021 by ownership, front office, roster and recent history - CBS Sports
3. Nick Sirianni, Eagles. When Jeff Lurie fired Doug Pederson he made it clear this team was not on the cusp and needed a reset to get back, eventually, to the Super Bowl. Yes, he meddles and can make life difficult for those around him, but they did recently win a Super Bowl. The owner will spend like crazy and the bar did get very low there after the debacle 2020 season. And they have a ton of draft capital. And they play in the NFC Least. And after whacking Pederson faster than anyone would have thought at the Super Bowl parade, you tend to think Sirianni gets a decent run here.
5 Eagles veterans on the bubble for 2021 training camp - NBCSP
Genard Avery. During the 2019 season, the Eagles traded a fourth-round pick to Cleveland to land Avery and … it hasn’t gone well. Avery showed real promise during his rookie season in Cleveland, piling up 4 1/2 sacks but since then he has just 2 in 19 games with the Eagles. He had one good game last year against San Francisco and that was pretty much it. When the Eagles traded for Avery, Howie Roseman made sure to point out that the Eagles were getting 2 1/2 years with Avery under contract but he’s anything but a sure thing to make this roster for that final season.
Join the Eagles in celebrating Juneteenth - PE.com
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862 in the midst of the Civil War. It declared that all people held as slaves in the Confederate States – those rebelling against the United States – would be free as of January 1, 1863. The war was not over in January. Far from it. So even though slavery was outlawed, African Americans were denied their freedom in the South. It was not until June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and General Gordon Granger informed the last of the slaves that they were no longer to be held in bondage since the Emancipation Proclamation was complete. The celebration of this anniversary is known as Juneteenth.
Big Blue View mailbag: Regrets, contracts, Jason Garrett, more - Big Blue View
I do think Garrett is in a tricky spot. Joe Judge moved Freddie Kitchens to a “senior offensive assistant” role, and Judge has said Kitchens will focus heavily on the offensive line. That might be the case, but Judge and Kitchens have a long working relationship and Judge believes in Kitchens. Let’s call a spade a spade and acknowledge that Kitchens’ role really appears to be “offensive coordinator in waiting” should Garrett fail to get better production from the offense in 2021. The Giants were the second-worst offense in football last year (thank you, Jets!). With the upgrades in talent and the return of Barkley I can’t see how that’s possible in 2021. The midpoint for scoring in the NFL last season was 24.75 points per game, about 7 points more than the Giants scored. If the Giants reach 24 or 25 points per game in 2021, it’s easy to argue that’s significant improvement and they are going in the right direction. In which case, there’s an easy argument for Garrett to stay if he doesn’t get another head-coaching opportunity. If the Giants fail on offense, of course changes will be made. And, of course, Garrett will almost certainly be one of those changes.
Tony Buzbee: “There will not be a settlement of the Deshaun Watson cases . . . anytime soon” - PFT
Here’s my guess: Buzbee was and is ready to settle, but he’s still not ready to waive confidentiality. Instead, he’s rattling the sword about his intent to see the litigation through to the end in an effort to get Watson and his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, to change his position.
The Look Ahead #41: Don’t be fooled by Madden + Matt Nagy is a disaster + Cole Beasley said what?! - The SB Nation NFL Show
Rob “Stats” Guerrera and RJ Ochoa are joined by Kate Magdziuk of DK Nation to discuss to reveal of the new Madden video game, why Matt Nagy is already screwing things up, and the controversial tweet from Cole Beasley. The simple truth about the new Madden game. Did Matt Nagy already mess up his quarterback situation? Why the NFL is in a tough spot with vaccinations. Will teams that reach that vaccination threshold have an advantage over teams that don’t?
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