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Eagles News: Dallas Goedert on the move instead of Zach Ertz?

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/29/21.

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Zach Ertz is still an Eagle. What does Howie Roseman have up his sleeve? - Inquirer
But there has just been too much toothpaste squeezed from this dispute to expect Ertz to remain with the Eagles once the real football starts in 5 ½ weeks. He’s not happy. Sirianni has a No. 1-caliber replacement in Dallas Goedert. And does Roseman want an $8.5 million backup playing 40% of the snaps? Unless … the GM needs Ertz in case Goedert is dealt. If Roseman is to be a suitor for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson — and the Eagles have interest, sources familiar with their thinking have told The Inquirer — he’s going to want to expend more than just draft picks. And Goedert is a commodity playing on a rookie contract and would fill a need in Houston.

[BLG Note: DGunn is arguably more plugged in than anyone when it comes to the Eagles.]

Conditional draft picks hinging on availability could make for the most fair Deshaun Watson trade - PFT
So how can the Texans and any interested teams work out a fair trade for his services? The most fair outcome will entail conditional picks based on the number of games he’s available to play in 2021 and 2022. The more he plays, the more/higher the picks should be. From third round up to first round in 2022 and 2023, depending on availability to play in 2021 and 2022. So instead of three first-round picks, how about a pick that can go from third round to second round or first round in 2022 based on 2021 playing time, a pick that can go from third round to second round or first round in 2023 based on 2022 playing time, and a first-round pick in 2024? The problem for the team that trades for Watson becomes tying up three picks in each of the next two drafts until the final playing availability for each year is determined.

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: Depth chart updates and Jalen Hurts review - BGN
JALEN HURTS UPDATE: Before I even start to describe what I saw out of Hurts today, allow me to offer a disclaimer: this was just one practice. No one needs to be making sweeping judgments just yet. This much applies to all of today’s observations, of course, but I feel the need to stress it at the top. Cool? Yeah, so, I didn’t think Hurts had a great practice. It wasn’t all bad. He did have a nice completion to DeVonta Smith in stride in the back right corner of the end zone. He would’ve had another touchdown pass in a tight window over the middle had Smith not dropped it (Gasp! Impossible!) As for the bad, Hurts almost got picked off by K’Von Wallace during a red zone 11-on-11 session. The second-year quarterback seemed to unwisely force the ball into tight coverage. Not too long after, Hurts was picked off by Josiah Scott on a short throw over the middle. Hurts missed a throw to a wide-open Boston Scott in the flat. The ball came out wobbly and was a little too far out of the running back’s reach. There was another red zone throw for Smith where the ball was low and knocked down fairly easily by Darius Slay.

Day 1 Training Camp Observations - BGN Radio
Eagles training camp is underway! Brandon Lee Gowton and Jimmy Kempski kick things off with an extended daily episode since there’s so much to cover. The guys talk about Jalen Hurts, Zach Ertz, DeVonta Smith, Darius Slay, and much, much more.

7 takeaways from the first Training Camp practice - PE.com
Jalen Hurts took the reps with the No. 1 offense, as he did in the spring. The Eagles also have Joe Flacco and Nick Mullens taking reps at the position. Sirianni said that Hurts has “earned” those reps and that he will continue to be in that position. “The growth where we want to see is just acceleration in the offense, right? It’s just getting better and more reps at the offense,” Sirianni said. “This is the first time we’ve had an 11-on-11 team period, right? These are some of the first times he’s run these plays. Now, maybe he’s run a version of these plays, but there’s some plays he’s never run before. We can’t get enough of that, whether that’s in the film room, whether that’s on the field. He’s just got to continue to take these reps. I am so confident in Jalen. He’s a gym rat. He’s just thinking about football all the time, that’s what I love about him. He’s going to use those mental reps, that’s for sure. We just got to get him more reps out here on the field.”

Watch Sirianni share adorable practice moment with son - NBCSP
Nick Sirianni wrapped his first training camp practice as Eagles head coach on Wednesday, a pretty significant moment for the first time coach. And as the 40-year-old answered questions from the assembled Philadelphia media, off to the side was Sirianni’s biggest fan: His son, who might’ve been louder than all the reporters shouting their questions over each other at the head coach. Sirianni was trying to answer a question about Jalen Hurts’ mechanics and improving his throws when his son went over the top with a comment of his own: “Dada!”

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has a muscle strain in his right shoulder and is day to day - Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys held their first padded practice of training camp on Wednesday, but before practice even ended the story had nothing to do with anything but one thing. Quarterback Dak Prescott left practice early with an apparent arm issue. Before practice ended it was revealed that Prescott is dealing with a muscle pull which was a sense of relief. As the evening began, though, a bit more to the story hit the surface. The Cowboys released a statement on Prescott noting that he underwent an MRI on Wednesday which revealed a muscle strain in his right shoulder.

Kelvin Benjamin lays into Joe Judge after getting cut by Giants in training camp: ‘It was all a hoax’ - NJ.com
As for Judge, Benjamin doesn’t see him lasting long as a head coach in the NFL. “I have a perspective on Joe Judge,” Benjamin said. “He’s not a coach that can ever win a Super Bowl because he sits there and cusses all day. You can tell he’s one-sided about everything. He’s a know-it-all. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. We all can learn from each other. We’re all humans at the end of the day. The true colors will come out.”

Washington Football Team Pre-Camp 53-Man Roster Prediction - Hogs Haven
EDGE (4): Chase Young (Starter), Montez Sweat (Starter), James Smith-Williams, Casey Toohill

2021 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule Analysis: Quarterbacks - Fake Teams
The schedule this year does not favor (some QB uncertain teams): New England QBs, SF QBs, Carson Wentz, HOU QBs, and Ben Roethlisberger.

Packers will sign OT Dennis Kelly to shore up offensive line - Acme Packing Company
Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports that the Packers are signing tackle Dennis Kelly, an nine-year NFL veteran. The 31-year-old Kelly was a 5th-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, for whom he started ten games as a rookie, and he started all 16 games for the Tennessee Titans last season, with most of his action coming at right tackle. Kelly reportedly did not allow a sack in over 1,000 snaps on offense in 2020.

Off Day Debrief #47: Did Aaron Rodgers cave + AFC East All Star Team - The SB Nation NFL Show
Rob “Stats” Guerrera and Brandon Lee Gowton react to Aaron Rodgers making nice with the Packers and pick the best lineup of AFC East players. Who won the Aaron Rodgers vs. Green Bay Packers duel? What did Rodgers actually get from the Packers? What does Xavien Howard’s trade request do to Miami’s rebuilding plan? How close is Sean McDermott from being the best coach in the division?

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