Money Beau Beau?

Posted: March 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 103 Comments »

The big question for the Eagles in terms of their own free agents is whether the team can re-sign DT Bennie Logan. From what Howie Roseman has said, it sounds like the Eagles want to, but we have to wait and see if the money works out.

The Eagles are working on a contract with another DT right now.

Smart move.

Allen played better in Jim Schwartz’s system than I anticipated. Some guys struggle to make the transition from being a 2-gap NT to a 1-gap DT. Allen isn’t a great athlete, but has a terrific motor and did have some 4-3 experience from his college days. He proved to be a good backup. Allen started 3 games when Logan got hurt. The Eagles struggled to stop the run in the Dallas game, but that was more about Dallas than Allen.

Allen could be a good #3 DT for the next few years so trying to extend him makes sense.

There is some question about whether this move means the Eagles think they are going to lose Logan. I don’t necessarily read it that way. The DL is crucial in Schwartz’s defense. Not just starters, but you need 6 to 8 quality players. Allen is young and hasn’t played his best football. The Eagles should try to keep him around. I don’t know if he’s starter material, but I think he has the potential to be an effective starter. Logan is obviously better, but his future is still up in the air.

I don’t think the Eagles want Allen as a projected starter for 2017, but having him as a fall-back plan is reasonable. Should Logan leave, you would want Allen in place in case something goes wrong and you can’t find help in free agency or the draft. If the Eagles can’t keep Logan, they will try to find DT help somewhere.

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Who will play LG? The obvious answer is Isaac Seumalo. However, I think there is a good chance he is the C if the Eagles trade or cut Jason Kelce. Josh LeRibeus and Dallas Thomas could battle for the job. Maybe Dillon Gordon is ready to take a big step forward.

The Eagles could target someone in free agency, but with limited cap room I have my doubts.

There are some really good OG prospects in the draft. The Eagles had luck last year with Seumalo and Big V. They could try to bring in a rookie to compete for the job with the veterans already in place. The Eagles wouldn’t let Barbre do this if they didn’t have some type of plan in place.

As for the trade, who would want Barbre? There are more than a few teams desperate for OL help. Barbre is signed to a reasonable deal so someone could be willing to trade for him. This would not get the Eagles much in return. Maybe you get a conditional late pick. Maybe you move up in the draft a few picks.

The Eagles are doing this to get younger and to save money. Barbre had a better year than I thought he would in 2016. He’s just not a long term solution and that’s something the Eagles would prefer.

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Some Eagles-related Combine thoughts.

A couple of the top QBs looked good today. That’s good news for the Eagles. You want Mitchell Trubisky and Deshaun Watson to go in the Top 13 picks so it will drive down a couple of other players for you to consider.

WR John Ross ran 4.22, the fastest time in the history of the Combine. He is a 1st round talent. The only real question with him is injury history. Ross has had knee injuries in the past and that’s always a bit scary. Ross could be in play for pick 14 because the Eagles like him and they covet a speedy receiver. That said, that might be a bit early for him.

Corey Davis did not run due to an ankle injury. Mike Williams didn’t run, but did work out. He was impressive. Williams is a big, physical receiver who has terrific hands and can make tough catches. He is in consideration at 14. Davis is the best receiver in the draft. The question with him is whether he lasts to 14.

Penn State star Chris Godwin was terrific in Indy. He ran 4.42, tested well in the other drills and caught the ball well all day long. He might have worked his way into the 2nd round. I would think the Eagles have interest in a player with his size, speed and hands.

Cooper Kupp did not have a good day. He ran in the 4.6 range and tested poorly. Jimmy Bama and I saw this in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. I don’t know how others didn’t see it. The kid can play for sure, but he’s got limitations. Apparently some speculated about him as a 1st round player. That is ridiculous. He’s not that good. I’m sure the Eagles love him because he is the kind of player Joe Douglas has described. Kupp did look good in the positional drills. He had the best gauntlet of anyone at the Combine. He has great hands and very good body control. I think he can be a very good slot receiver in the NFL. I have my doubts about him as a starter on the outside.

There are some really good TEs in this draft. The Eagles should be set at TE for now, but they will have some long talks about what to do if the right player is on the board in certain rounds. You always want to be careful about passing on talent. Brent Celek might be in his last year and we don’t know if Trey Burton is anything more than a #3 guy.

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There are so many Eagles news items these days that I can’t cover them all here. I am going to try to be regularly active with short posts over at Eagles Blog. Be sure to check that out.

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103 Comments on “Money Beau Beau?”

  1. 1 Money Beau Beau? - said at 1:29 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    […] Tommy Lawlor The big question for the Eagles in terms of their own free agents is whether the team can re-sign […]

  2. 2 Sean Stott said at 4:25 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Very surprised that John Ross is 5’11 and 190 lbs. That is insane size to be able to run that fast.

    Wow.

  3. 3 GermanEagle said at 7:20 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’m the same height, weighing in at 218 lbs but never ran faster than a 4.8 and I consider myself a pretty awesome human being.

  4. 4 A_T_G said at 9:03 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    He may be a bit quicker, but he can’t keep up with your hashtag game.

  5. 5 GermanEagle said at 10:05 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    #Thanks

  6. 6 Media Mike said at 6:46 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    “There is some question about whether this move means the Eagles think they are going to lose Logan. I don’t necessarily read it that way. ”

    With all due respect Tommy, you don’t know that either way until the terms come out. If they’re paying Allen in the DT2 range; they’re not going to pay Logan. If they pay Allen low ball wages over two years, then Logan is still alive.

  7. 7 Media Mike said at 7:10 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    No Cooks / No Bennie minded draft.

    Round 1 Pick 14: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan (A)
    Round 2 Pick 13 (ARI): Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson (A)
    Round 3 Pick 10: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama (A)
    Round 3 Pick 13 (ARI): Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy (A)
    Round 4 Pick 12: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (A)
    Round 4 Pick 32 (COMP): Jordan Morgan, OG, Kutztown (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 11: Corn Elder, CB, Miami (Fla.) (B-)
    Round 6 Pick 10: Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 12: George Kittle, TE, Iowa (D+)

  8. 8 GermanEagle said at 7:18 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    today is the start of the free agent pre start window when agents can already negotiate deals with teams. Get your popcorn ready…

  9. 9 GermanEagle said at 10:33 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Wrong info. Tampering doesn’t start before Tuesday. #Ffs

  10. 10 bushisamoron said at 8:28 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Am very interested to see what the league sees as Logan’s value. Fairly crowded FA market and no shortage of draftable DT talent. I would be surprised if he gets more than 15 million guaranteed

  11. 11 GermanEagle said at 8:35 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    If his market is around $8m/year, I can see him returning to the Eagles. Anything north of that, he’s gone.

  12. 12 Fufina said at 10:29 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Thought the ‘tampering’ period started 7th of March this year. Think they only get 2 days before full free agency starts the 9th.

    Not that i doubt that there is plenty of ‘contact at the moment.

  13. 13 GermanEagle said at 10:33 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    You are right. I had a wrong info ‘thanks’ to another website. Sucks

  14. 14 philllyfanatic said at 8:58 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Two thoughts:

    1 – I really like Corey Davis, but the thought of John Ross is really growing on me. Wouldn’t be upset to see us trade back and pick up another second round pick while drafting John Ross.

    2 – Jake Butt. We are set at TE for 2017 with Ertz, Celek, Trey Burton, but how about creating a crazy mismatch for teams by drafting Jake Butt later in the draft along with an Adam Shaheen. Put Butt on IR for this year, roster 4 TE’s in Ertz, Celek, Burton and Shaheen and then the following year let Celek go when Butt is healthy. It would create mismatches all over the field especially it we had a speed receiver like John Ross, but it would also help in pass protection as well as in the run blocking game.

  15. 15 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 9:48 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    No to drafting two TEs. I like the idea oft taking Butt of he falls but not two at that position.

  16. 16 D3FB said at 10:30 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    So you’re going to spend a 3 on Butt and a 4 or 5 on Shaheen?

  17. 17 scratcherk said at 12:23 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I think if we want Ross, you’re going to have to take him at 14

  18. 18 GermanEagle said at 10:06 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    #I’m4DeSean

  19. 19 Koy: The Legend of Neckbeard said at 10:32 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    But why

  20. 20 Tumtum said at 10:52 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    He misses what once was. I however do no miss Desean disappearing vs good defenses…among other things.

  21. 21 GermanEagle said at 11:00 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I miss WR playing for the Eagles with 1,386 yards per season. Ags may never reach that total in his whole career..

  22. 22 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 11:02 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I don’t think Jaccpot avg that per season in Philly. I think he was around 900

  23. 23 GermanEagle said at 11:03 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I was referring to his last season in Philly when Chip Mr Frigging Fox Kelly got rid of him for nothing.

    Let’s see what DJax market will be like.

  24. 24 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 11:08 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I can be ok with him coming back if they miss out on Cooks but I’m not in love with the idea

  25. 25 Tumtum said at 7:39 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Lol. We want the same result. We just disagree how to get it.

    That was only once by the way.

  26. 26 Dave said at 10:49 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    https://twitter.com/Jeff_McLane/status/838400274779746304

    It really seems the team has some pretty good options when it comes to upgrading the WRs. Trades, free agents, established veterans, ascending younger players, speed guys, big guys, plus an assortment of decent options throughout the draft.

    Thursday can’t come soon enough as I’m not going to get any work done while I keep checking my Twitter feed.

    My idea situation is to get one speed guy (Cooks, Stills, Ross) and at least one guy with ball skills (Williams, Godwin, Jeffery, Zay Jones) who can make contested catches.

  27. 27 GermanEagle said at 10:58 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Which other WR than Cooks will Eagles try to trade for?! I have seen both tweets but none offered any insight…

  28. 28 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 11:13 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Deandre Hopkins is the only guy I can think of. But i dont see that happening.

  29. 29 GermanEagle said at 11:36 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    That would be a wet dream scenario…

  30. 30 Dave said at 12:34 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Torrey Smith’s contract may seem like a bargain if Stills gets $12M per year.

  31. 31 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 11:15 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I really hope we end up with Zay Jones or Godwin. Those guys look like they can turn into complete Wrs.

  32. 32 Tumtum said at 10:51 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    Probably already been said but it looks like the Saints are tripping. Turned down 32nd pick from Pats. I would probably give that too, fairly happily. Not 14 though!

  33. 33 GermanEagle said at 10:57 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    It was rumoured to not be 32 OVR straight up rather than a pick from the Saints in return instead.

    I agree with your last sentence though.

  34. 34 D3FB said at 10:59 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    It was 32 and a pick back so not a real first rounder.

    Also the Saints and Pats are friendly so it’s the Saints trying to push the price up.

    Texted a college buddy who is a Pats blogger: “Bill loves Cooks, that’s well known, but that offer is the Saints trying to drive the price up. Bill wouldn’t make that deal knowing he has to pay Cooks”

  35. 35 Dave said at 12:29 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Good stuff

  36. 36 kajomo said at 1:11 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Would anyone be interested in a 2nd and 4th do Cooks since we have (2) 4ths? I think we’d be in a good position to trade back a bit in round 1 to maybe recoup a 3rd and still have a really solid draft.

  37. 37 Sb2bowl said at 5:15 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’d do a 2 this year and a 4 next year with either Barwin or Kendricks thrown in.

  38. 38 kajomo said at 6:53 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’d rather not give anything up next year as we are already down a 2nd round pick

  39. 39 Sb2bowl said at 10:16 AM on March 6th, 2017:

    Agreed, but as of now we have 3-4th round picks next year (with the potential to move 1 of the 4th’s to the 3rd from the Pats). That’s the only reason I’d be open to it, as opposed to giving up more ammo this year.

    I’m not a fan of stealing from the future to pay for the present, but that’s why its a good idea to stockpile ammo so that assets can be used as and when needed.

  40. 40 Corry said at 10:52 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’m eager to see what Allen’s deal is. The dollar amount will tell whether or not they’re going to bring back Logan.

    Also, I think Barbre and Kelce are linked in that the Birds will trade/cut one but not the other. They have 1 potential starter on the bench. I can’t imagine they’d want to create even more holes on the roster without having at least a contingency plan in place. I get that we want cap space, but at cost do you get that?

  41. 41 Fufina said at 11:20 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    I mean if it is a bigger deal i think that says something. If it is a smaller deal then it is just good business and means nothing of their decision to either keep or let Bennie walk.

  42. 42 Corry said at 12:26 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    If it’s a lower deal, then the door still open. Doesn’t necessarily mean Logan is definitely coming back or not…just that there’s a chance (insert Lloyd Christmas photo here)

  43. 43 anon said at 11:47 AM on March 5th, 2017:

    isn’t kelce a pretty highly paid center? trading him would be tough i think, not sure they would cut him.

  44. 44 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:28 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’d prefer waiting to see if a kid we draft can show that he is ready to start in training camp. If the kid we draft is showing coaches he can be trusted as a day one starter, then we could look to trade Kelce later in the summer to a team who loses its center to injury.
    .
    We saw Seumalo play as a rookie so im ok assuming he can start this year. But I don’t know that I trust Roseman enough to assume he will be able to draft a kid Who can start at LG day 1 as a rookie allowing Seumalo to move to center which is what would need to happen to replace Kelce in the starting lineup
    ..
    Of course this would be much easier to do if we could sigń a young starting LG in Free agency which we may not be able to do with limited cap space
    ..
    Anyone think Vaitai might have the versatility to start at LG?
    ..
    I just don’t know I can trust HOWIE enough to get rid of 3 veteran OL this offseason, barbie, Kelce, and Wisnewski who all played last year. I’d be ok to get rid of two of the 3 this offseason, but not all

  45. 45 GermanEagle said at 12:20 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    *Paging GEagle?! What happened to him!?

  46. 46 Fufina said at 12:28 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    He has been awol from liberty ballers as well. So he doesn’t seem to be posting at the moment on any philly site/team.

  47. 47 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:51 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Who has significantly improved their stock because of the combine?

  48. 48 Fufina said at 1:59 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Ross (top 15) and Reddick (1st round) have moved up a tier each with their combines. Godwin and Zay Jones helped themselves with their performances.

    Cook’s performance wasn’t as great as he would have liked, while McCaffery looked unimaginably agile on the field, so think Cook/McCaffery may be a legitimate debate now. Garret is for sure the best player in the draft, total freak.

  49. 49 Fufina said at 2:07 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    QB’s had good performances generally – all 5 top guys looked talented but raw. If a couple get picked early their could be a hell of a run, which could push a real top 10 player down to the Eagles.

  50. 50 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:22 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    That would be great. Hopefully a safety or two also go top 13. If two QB and two Safeties go top 14 we will essentially be getting a top 10 player on OUR big board which would be fantastic and it makes it difficult for me to part with our 1st rounder for Brandin Cooks

  51. 51 RC5000 said at 2:20 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    That’s debatable. Ross didn’t necessarily move up. As Tommy and others point out, Everyone knew he was a deep WR with possible concerns over his knees.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000790160/article/mayock-breaking-40-record-doesnt-help-john-ross-draft-stock

  52. 52 Fufina said at 2:26 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    From what i read lot of scouts expected 4.35 speed from him, 4.22 speed is an entire different animal since one is a problem to cover, the later is near impossible 1v1.

  53. 53 P_P_K said at 12:44 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I was wondering the same thing.
    Hey, GEagle, if you’re out there, give a shout.

  54. 54 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:49 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    What’s up brother? Drowning in work. Finally Broke Into scouting (European ball) so it tends to keep me busy while quenching my thirst for sports. Hope everyone is doing well, but Im pretty worthless this time of year, believe it or not I literally haven’t even seen a moment of the combine

  55. 55 GermanEagle said at 2:11 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Glad you’re OK.

  56. 56 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:49 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Hope all is well with the family

  57. 57 BobSmith77 said at 1:00 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    The Rise, Fall, And Rise Of Zubaz, The Pants You Love And/Or Hate
    (fun article and some football-related content)

    http://www.vocativ.com/falsestart/407480/zubaz-road-warriors

  58. 58 BobSmith77 said at 1:20 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    How many guys are the Eagles going to cut by Wed if they can’t deal them?

    Barwin is an obvious one but after that I wonder if they are just willing to release veterans instead of trying to work a deal for them including at the draft.

  59. 59 Media Mike said at 2:15 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    All of them I hope.

  60. 60 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:17 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    For me the most important thing im looking for is how we handle our offensive line. Barbie Doll, Kelce and JP will all need to be replaced the next couple of years but I’d rather do it gradually and only get rid of Barbie this year and play Isaac at LG, buying us another year to rebuild, draft and Develope our OL with youth before proceeding to replace Kelce and Peters next offseason. I’d Love to keep Wisnewski if no one offers him a starting spot in free agency but I understand it’s probably unlikely
    ..
    Ideally we can keep Logan and beau. If we lose one we will have to draft another DT. Hoping Marcus Smith is ready to take a big leap in quality of play but we can’t assume that in our offseason building
    ..
    Wouldn’t mind adding more LB talent along with Hicks and Bradham.
    .
    Obviously CB is a huge need, and I typically hate first round CB’s (feel like it’s a difficult position to evaluate) so im thrilled that we have such a deep cornerback class to the point where we really don’t need to spend our 1st on a corner to get some nice talemt at that position.
    ..
    I know everyone wants WR and CB, but I wouldn’t rip the Eagles if they went OL, DT, DE, Or LB in round 1. I won’t ever complain about bolstering our talent and physicality in the trenches, that’s always going to be a solid investment

  61. 61 Media Mike said at 2:28 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Barbre Doll and Kelce now / Peters in 2018. Unless we get a tackle who shows himself worthy of starting at RT, in which case we can flip Peters as soon as a team with playoff aspirations sustains a LT injury.

  62. 62 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:46 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Changing two OL starters in one offseason while looking for a big second year leap from our QB makes me uncomfortable especially since we will need to protect Wentz and give him some extra time until we have WRs that show us they can constantly generate seperation. Also, Id like to free up Cap space by getting rid of our backüp QB. No need for an expensive backüp until we plan on going deep into the playoffs. Wentz health is so much more important than next years success. I’d go overboard protecting Wentz even if it means waiting TIL next offseason to upgrade a few spots. I want to add more than 1 OL to our roster tbis offseason, but I’d rather łet them Develope on the bench for a year before asking them to replace more than 1 starting OL this year.
    ..
    We need to go overboard on QB protection. Can’t risk the bad habits at this important developmental time that comes with a QB getting hit every play like we saw the dysfunctional Colts do with a special talent like andrew Luck. I want to add multiple OLineman but ONLY get rid of one starter (Barbie) and cut the other two Kelce and JP next offseason. if we get rid of both Barbie and Kelce this offseason they better plan on keeping a veteran insurance policy like Wisnewski
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    Can’t go wrong going overboard in the trenches

  63. 63 Media Mike said at 2:51 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    That’s why I’m not in a hurry to clear out Peters, but I think Sem + New LG will be an upgrade on Barbre and Kelce.

  64. 64 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:02 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I hear you. I’d definitely be on board if we could add a young starting OL in free agency. But protecting Wentz is so important that I fear the thought of getting rid of a starter and assuming the Eagles can not only hit on a guard in the draft, but hit on 1 who will be ready to start week 1 as rookie. Especially when that rookie will be linning up next to 2nd year center Seumalo entering the year as a starter for the first time. If the Eagles see someone currently on our bench that they are comfident can start at LG Id be much more comfortable replacing both Kelce and Barbie. But I feel it’s a little to risky to subtract a starter at such an important position and assume Howie will hit on a guard in the draft who can start day 1.
    ..
    I will say that if we do draft a kid who shows the coaches he will be able to start at LG in training camp, then I would be down to trade or maybe cut Kelce in the summer. But that’s tricky because it would mean that Seumalo spends a lot of the offseason working at LG next to Kelce and then asking him to move to center in the middle of the offseason,
    ..
    Hopefully the Eagles already feel like they have a young beast on the bench ready to step into a starting role at LG on the roster already. in that case, I would be cool with axing both Kelce and Barbie. I just don’t want to be in a position where we have to go into the draft having to find a LG who will be ready to start immediately. That’s a gamble Id rather avoid.
    ..
    Protecting Wentz is paramount, but it’s also important to have a really good OL when you aren’t strong at skill positions. More time for Wentz in the pocket can make a solid WR look good

  65. 65 Media Mike said at 3:04 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Maybe Greene steps up as well to make that happen faster?

  66. 66 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:12 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    That would be great, like I said if the coaches think they already have a kid on the bench who will be ready to step into Barbie’s spot then I’d be fine getting rid of Barbie and Kelce. If Greene is ready to be that guy then I’d gladly support cutting Kelce. As long as they have a kid on the bench who they are comfortable starting then we can draft an OL to compete with him for the starting spot and not have to worry about being screwed if the kid Howie drafted ISNT ready to start day 1 in place of Barbie.
    ..
    Sucks that as fans we really don’t know what our young backups are capable of with the exception of Isaac, Vaitai and the older Wisnewski. Who knows maybe one of the other young puppies we don’t get to see have more potential than we are aware of. Hopefully they only replace both Kelce and Barbie if that’s the case. Im just not comfortable assuming howie can hit on a guard who will be able to start week 1. And if we are put in that position then I would want to spend our 1st round pick on LG if we are stuck searching for a day 1 starter

  67. 67 laeagle said at 5:13 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Warmack? At a cheap cost?

  68. 68 Sb2bowl said at 5:18 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Warmack has potential but the Chiefs just drove up the cost of Guards with that contract extension

  69. 69 GermanEagle said at 2:50 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’m bored and it’s bloody cold outside:

    – Eagles trade back in first round to pick up an extra 3rd rounder and Dalvin Cook later in the first round.

    – Eagles draft WR Godwin in rd 2 and two CBs in round 3.

    – Eagles sign DeSean Jackson and Kenny Britt in Free Agency.

    – Eagles replace Bennie Logan with DT Hankins from the Giants.

    #Time’sYours

  70. 70 Media Mike said at 2:55 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Dalvin Cook is a real turd off of the field. Given the lack of pass blocking skills as well, I don’t want him in round 1.

    Also, can waiting on CB get me the CB who is going to shut down scumbag O-Dumb Bitchem and shut up Giants fans?

    If the price is right (i.e. short deals / low terms) I can vibe on DeSean and Britt.

    I’d rather use Beau and a draft pick to improve DT if we can’t sign Benny. Not sure if spending on Hankins is worth it rather than just keeping Benny here.

  71. 71 GermanEagle said at 3:45 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I think Hankins will come cheaper and the drop off in play compared to Bennie might be minimal..

  72. 72 Sb2bowl said at 5:09 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’d prefer McCaffrey over Cook- I don’t trust him off the field, especially in Philadelphia.

  73. 73 GermanEagle said at 6:02 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Me too.

  74. 74 laeagle said at 5:12 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    What are you going to do when DeSean signs in Tampa? I’m concerned.

  75. 75 GermanEagle said at 5:47 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Nothing. Why?

  76. 76 laeagle said at 8:01 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Just pushing your buttons. 🙂 Every day you have a DeSean love fest, so I was just going to advise you not spend any time around sharp objects next week.

  77. 77 GermanEagle said at 8:17 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    No worries mate. I knew you were pushing my buttons. All good in the hood. Even without DeSean.

  78. 78 Mr. Magee said at 12:53 AM on March 6th, 2017:

    Obviously you mixed in some alcohol with your boredom and your chilliness 🙂

  79. 79 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:33 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Any chance we can free up some cap space by cutting/Trading Kelce and replacing him with a cheaper extension for Wisnewski that we can easily get out of after a year or two? That way Seumalo can replace Kelce at Center and we can pencil in Wisnewski to replace Barbie unless a young player like Greene or a kid we draft beats out Wisnewski this summer which would be ideal. If not Wisnewski buys us time to develope his eventually replace at LG on the bench.
    ..
    But since Seumalo can also start at LG, this really only makes sense if cutting Kelce and extending Wisnewski frees up enough Cap space to be worthwhile

  80. 80 Sb2bowl said at 5:08 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Wiz is a better G than he is C, he wants something long term and that’s probably Isaac’s spot next year.

  81. 81 Tdoteaglefan said at 3:44 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Man jabril peppers is an intriguing player for any team that takes him. And seems like a great kid, just was interviewed by eisen and mayock..love his personality. Really rooting for him

  82. 82 RC5000 said at 4:06 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Supposedly Eagles are Vegas favorites to land Terrelle Pryor fwiw.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/eagles/comments/5xovz6/vegas_bookmaker_lists_eagles_as_favorites_to_land/

    I forgot Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo was Terrelle Pryor’s QB coach at Oakland in 2012 and 2013 and his OC at Cleveland in 2015. He’ll have insight and could ease some concerns about him.

    Pryor likes Wentz too.I think Pryor could be a player defensive coordinators have to plan for but there’s some risk last year was a fluke. Spotrac has him at just under 9 million AAV.

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/cleveland-browns/terrelle-pryor-8570/market-value/

  83. 83 Fufina said at 4:32 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    He is pretty much the only WR who could significantly out perform the contract he is given, which is a huge plus.

    The problem is there is a significant chance that he hugely under achieves on that contract and you have pretty much wasted ~$10m a year.

    He is one of my 3 preferred options in free agency, with the other 2 being DeSean and Britt (who I am far more comfortable in their ability to produce at their contract level but probably are short term and have no upside)

  84. 84 FairOaks said at 9:01 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Ideally the Eagles can find a known commodity at WR — we want someone legitimately good, and good now, so Wentz has someone like that to throw to. Pryor… is still a project, and will be paid more on potential. But, he’s also young, meaning he could be with Wentz long-term, and as mentioned by Fufina could outperform the contract, which is rare in FA. It may have to be a contract without as much fully guaranteed money, so high salaries if earned but cuttable in a year if not. Maybe roster bonuses to force a decision by the Eagles and make the “guaranteed” money look good.

    Most of these “reports” right now are likely coming from agents trying to squeeze out better offers. So it’s hard to get a real handle on the ones the Eagles truly prefer (and negotiations are at least in the ballpark).

  85. 85 RC5000 said at 12:06 AM on March 6th, 2017:

    What reports are you talking about in regard to Pryor?

  86. 86 FairOaks said at 9:55 AM on March 6th, 2017:

    Sorry, I guess a Vegas bookmaker’s guess is not a “report”… though it’s probably indirectly influenced by other “reports” linking various WRs to the Eagles, and Pryor being an WR it logically follows….

  87. 87 RC5000 said at 1:11 PM on March 6th, 2017:

    Vegas knows way more than what is publicly reported.

  88. 88 RC5000 said at 4:27 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Should Eagles take a flyer on Marquise Goodwin? Obviously this would be almost like a Treggs type of tryout situation but he is a blazer. Had concussions.

    http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/01/free-agency-focus-wr-marquise-goodwin/

    He hasn’t done much besides this in 3-4 years:

    Ha he beat Maxwell so that’s not thrilling.

    https://youtu.be/FmrPrqqTiHw

    https://youtu.be/8EqEUD3jJLE

  89. 89 anon said at 11:43 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    no

  90. 90 RC5000 said at 9:13 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Michael Thomas and Brandin Cooks in a twitter tussle or fake tussle.

    https://twitter.com/CharlesRobinson/status/838568894394687489

  91. 91 LeatherWallet said at 9:27 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Wonderful! Maybe this will make them more desperate to get rid of him.

  92. 92 kajomo said at 9:51 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Man this DL class is so much better than the OL, but this is more of a trend than a one year issue. College teams are getting by with these spread offenses and having their best athletes play on the defensive side of the ball.

    2017 = 9 player over 100 SPARQ
    2016 = 54 players over 100 SPARQ
    2015 = 84 players over 100 SPARQ

    I think this year is probably exceptionally bad, but I don’t see it ever getting back to that 2015 total.

    1) it pisses me off that Dallas has their OL figured out ahead of the curve.
    2) maybe LG needs to be a priority in FA

  93. 93 D3FB said at 8:04 AM on March 6th, 2017:

    Interior OL class isn’t bad. Tackle class is a nightmare

  94. 94 kajomo said at 10:50 AM on March 6th, 2017:

    I’m speaking more to the trend of OL talent in the draft.

    Even comparing just the interior OL, last year blew this class away. 2 years ago was not considered a deep OL class, but had much better overall athleticism available.

  95. 95 P_P_K said at 9:52 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I’m declaring myself a 1st round draft pick for the national stupid league. It took me 12 hours to figure out the Beau Beau joke. Good one, Tommy. D’oh.

  96. 96 daveH said at 10:05 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Funny i just got it also !! 6th time was the charm .. sad that the great TLaw is quoting the crap adds that now troll his site

  97. 97 Tumtum said at 12:44 AM on March 6th, 2017:

    Kind of an obscure thing. There was a vid clip (from preseason?) of a coach calling for “Honey Beau Beau” and his chubby red neck butt went running. Was hilarious and endearing.

    If you missed thay, can’t blame you for not getting it. If you saw it…ill votw for ya.

  98. 98 Insomniac said at 10:13 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    http://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2017/03/05/eagles-showing-interest-in-long-aggressive-cbs-at-combine/

    Yes please to Fabian Moreu.

  99. 99 Mitchell said at 10:41 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    I like Tabor, Jones and Elder. Don’t have much of a read on Moreu. Howard Wilson is the guy I like in the 4th. Douglas I think was the look like Tarzan play like Jane type. Hard to get a read on Awuzie as well. I can see the quickness but he just doesn’t do much for me. Seems more like a slot guy maybe? His tackling is poor as well. To make matters worse, he is family friends with Nnamdii….

  100. 100 Insomniac said at 10:49 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Teez Tabor is the definition of looks like Tarzan and plays like Jane this year.

  101. 101 Mitchell said at 10:55 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Yo, who do you want in the first this year?

  102. 102 Insomniac said at 11:02 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Before FA

    1. Marshon Lattimore
    2. Mike Williams
    3. OJ Howard
    4. Corey Davis
    5. Sidney Jones
    6. Cam Robinson

  103. 103 Insomniac said at 10:59 PM on March 5th, 2017:

    Malik Hooker has huge hands. 10 3/4″ hands. That’s OL size hands.
    Marshon Lattimore showed up at 193 pounds and has shorter arms (31 1/4″) than you would like.
    Cameron Sutton has short arms (30″) and small hands (8 1/4″)
    Teez Tabor has small hands for his size at 8 5/8″.
    Sidney Jones showed up at 186 pounds. That’s not good.