Who’s Playing Who?

Posted: March 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 349 Comments »

The Eagles are interested in Alshon Jeffrey. And Kenny Stills. And Brandin Cooks. And Terrelle Pryor. And Kenny Britt. It feels like the Eagles are being used by every agent in the business to pump up their clients. That certainly is a possibility.

It is also possible that the Eagles are leaking some of these reports to help their bargaining position. Let’s say the Eagles really covet Kenny Stills because of his age and speed. If Stills and his agent know that, they bargain from a position of strength. The Eagles could counter that by leaking that they are interested in another free agent or are trying to trade for Cooks.

Maybe the Eagles do covet Cooks and keep leaking names of free agent targets to make the Saints think they are willing to go another direction. Leverage means everything when negotiating at this time of the year. This is all a big game of chicken. Who blinks first?

You don’t want to be the team that didn’t land a key free agent. You don’t want to be the agent who failed to get a big deal for his client. You don’t want to be the team that is stuck with a player because you asked for too much in a trade. Any advantage you have in these negotiations can help, maybe a lot.

I have no idea if the Eagles are leaking rumors or if this is all agents and other teams. At the very least, the Eagles are benefiting from being associated with just about every available WR on the planet. Time will tell if any of this helps the team to really get the guy they want.


Starting at noon on Tuesday, teams can legally “tamper” with free agents. They will have until 4pm on Thursday to negotiate as much as they want. No deals can be signed, but just about anything else goes. PFT has a good write-up on the situation.


McManus usually has good sources so this feels legit. At first, I wasn’t so keen on Britt. The more I read about him and watched his tape, the more he grew on me. He has matured quite a bit, on and off the field. He just had a terrific season, despite poor QB play. I think Britt would be a good addition and he would have a reasonable price tag.

If you could get Britt and Terrelle Pryor or Britt and Kenny Stills, that would really upgrade the receiving corps and the passing game.


There is another.

Smith will be on the market. The Eagles tried to trade for him at midseason, but couldn’t work things out. That was probably a good thing. Smith had a bad contract. The Eagles can now make a run at him with no compensation involved and get him for a cheaper cost.

If you focus on stats, Smith is a player in serious decline. He really struggled in SF. I think you have to be careful with that, though. Their QB play was a mess the last 2 years. No receiver is going to flourish when QBs are struggling. There is no guarantee that Smith will recapture the form he had in Baltimore, where he played well and showed the ability to be a good downfield threat. But if you don’t have to trade for him and the cost is right, it might be worth taking a chance on Smith. He has a good size/speed combination and has played at a high level in the past.


349 Comments on “Who’s Playing Who?”

  1. 1 laeagle said at 1:10 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Tommy, I think you’ve got a typo in the article title. Here’s the fix:


  2. 2 laeagle said at 3:51 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    if anyone noticed this poor joke, and feels I should be made to suffer for it, worry not. This goddamned song has been caught in my head all day. Kids, be careful out there when referencing late 80s/early 90s pop songs to make a cheap joke.

  3. 3 Who’s Playing Who? - said at 1:19 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    […] Tommy Lawlor The Eagles are interested in Alshon Jeffrey. And Kenny Stills. And Brandin Cooks. And Terrelle […]

  4. 4 Charlie Kelly said at 1:20 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Pryor and Britt would be nice!!

    Britt and stills would be…. meh

  5. 5 deg0ey said at 5:44 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Dude, you’re just not thinking things all the way through. Sign Kenny Britt and Kenny Stills, draft Kenny Golladay and sign Kendall Sanders as a UDFA (on the condition he agrees to go by Kenny).

    This is totally the best way to build a receiving corps.

  6. 6 Charlie Kelly said at 6:08 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    i dont want kenny stills. not a fan.

  7. 7 deg0ey said at 7:20 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    You got the joke, though, right?

  8. 8 Charlie Kelly said at 10:16 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    totally missed the whole kenny theme there …. lol

  9. 9 GordonGekko said at 1:16 PM on March 10th, 2017:

    No one cares what you want, you retarded DICK.

  10. 10 Charlie Kelly said at 8:08 PM on March 10th, 2017:

    kenny stills sucks, glad we didnt sign him.

    its because he sucks.

  11. 11 GordonGekko said at 10:02 PM on March 10th, 2017:

    “WE”? You don’t work for the Eagles, you Fucking RETARD.

  12. 12 Charlie Kelly said at 12:09 AM on March 11th, 2017:

    yes i do

  13. 13 Charlie Kelly said at 12:09 AM on March 11th, 2017:

    oh and kenny stills still sucks

  14. 14 parasolmonster said at 1:25 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    At this point I think I’m hoping they go for 2 WR’s in FA and then draft something like CB/RB/CB.

  15. 15 Greg Tulino said at 1:46 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Torrey Smith – No Thank you. I really want Brandon Cooks, but I only want to give up a 2nd, 4th & Kendricks via trade. . So if Tenn wants to give them #18 then I guess we lose out on him. Pryor is the guy I am hoping we take a risk on in the 8-10 mil range. Pass on Stills. Britt would be plan C after Cooks & Pryor.

  16. 16 Jernst said at 5:30 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Cooks and Pryor as our two starting WRs and I’d be pushing some serious cloth. We’d go from the hands down worst WRs in the league to easily one of the best overall corps in one offseason.

  17. 17 GermanEagle said at 5:58 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Lol. Just saw your post after making my WR wish list. Two great minds and all that..

  18. 18 Dan said at 9:45 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    At least if Tennessee gets Cooks might mean a WR drops to us. I prefer Cooks for sure but at least there would be some sort of silver lining.

  19. 19 GordonGekko said at 1:17 PM on March 10th, 2017:

    “US”? Who the fuck are you? You are a nobody that lives in your mom’s basement. LOSER!

  20. 20 Sb2bowl said at 9:55 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Smith seems like the type of buy low/sell high production we typically look for in these scenarios. I’m not a huge fan, but after 2 years in San Fran hell, I’m sure he’s looking for a little redemption and a shot at winning again like he had with Baltimore.

    It helps having Douglas on the staff (helped to draft Smith with Baltimore) and Groh as our WR coach- he’s had success with these types of veterans. That in part, is why I like Britt as well- not that either of them will solve the position long term, but they have a helluva better shot than Chris “freaking” Givens did last year.

  21. 21 GordonGekko said at 1:17 PM on March 10th, 2017:

    Well, they got Smith, you should kill yourself than.

  22. 22 Insomniac said at 2:11 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I want to wake up someday this week and find out that we traded Matthews plus a 4th for Jarvis Landry.

  23. 23 laeagle said at 2:21 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    There are some fantastically bad ideas from Dolphins fans about what Landry is worth.


    My personal favorite is our 1st, Brandon Graham, and Kendricks for a slot receiver who scored 4 touchdowns each of the past 2 years. The idea of 2 firsts (from some hypothetical team not named that has two picks and wants to use them both on a slot receiver) is pretty good, too.

    I mean, I know Eagles fans can be unrealistic sometimes, but there is some serious delusion going on with those Phins fans. Maybe they’re just not familiar with the NFL.

  24. 24 Insomniac said at 8:12 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Dolphins fans think Tannehill is good. End of story.

  25. 25 Dan said at 9:44 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I live in Ft Lauderdale (used to live in Miami for 3 years prior), not many people think Tannehill is good, but they do think that Landry is.

  26. 26 Insomniac said at 9:51 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I thought they were believing in him again with Gase at the helm. Thanks for clarifying though!

  27. 27 Anders said at 2:47 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I rather trade for a under the radar defensive player. We can get a useful slot WR later in the draft or in as a UDFA (we also already have one in Paul Turner)

  28. 28 Insomniac said at 8:11 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Maybe a DE or LB but that’s it. Useful < already a stud. Matthews is "useful" but he certainly isn't good.

  29. 29 Anders said at 8:22 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    The problem is trading for Landry over Matthews really do not move the needle.
    An under the radar trade is similar to Demeco or Sproles

  30. 30 Insomniac said at 8:28 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    It does. You would have a reliable WR that moves the chain and can catch anything you throw at him. Oh and you now have a WR that can excel with those multiple WR screens that Doug likes to call.

    Matthews is mediocre at best, I would ship package him immediately for a significantly better player and that’s not hard considering how Matthews can only do half his damn job.

  31. 31 Anders said at 8:41 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    The problem with Landry is, are you willing to pay up next season?

    Im not sure its makes financial sense to pay a slot WR big money no matter who he is.

  32. 32 Insomniac said at 9:03 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    But he plays outside a bit too? I don’t see why you wouldn’t. Landry is going to be productive and guys like Hopkins/Robinson will set the market. If he produces like a #1 then you pay him, he’s not as good as those guys but he’s in the same tier as a Maclin with the right offense.

    Would he cost more than Matthews? For sure but you’re also getting 5 times the player Matthews is.

  33. 33 Anders said at 9:11 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Not sure Landry is a guy you want to match up too much outside.

    I love Landry, but I rather keep Matthews (I dislike) and my 4th then having to pay Landry 12 mill next year

  34. 34 Insomniac said at 9:49 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    He might not get a lot of separation all of the time outside but he wins with route-running and by winning contested catches.

    I would for that price and lets be honest here Matthews isn’t worth anything. Landry is a sure thing and it’s not like we don’t have the cap space next year when some guys are definitely going to be cut. There’s no way that the top 3 FA WRs are going to be available next year for a reasonable price.

  35. 35 Anders said at 10:18 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Maybe I undervalue Landry.

    I for the love of God do not hope we won’t have to pay a FA wr next year unless we keep Matthews at a reasonable deal

  36. 36 Dan said at 9:43 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Wouldn’t that be the same problem with Matthews? Then this argument would be you don’t think the Eagles should have either and where does that leave us.

  37. 37 anon said at 9:07 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    landry has a crazy high catch rate, is as tough as huff and does returns. i really like him, but he’s going to get a big money deal for sure.

  38. 38 Buge Halls said at 7:38 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Still not sure why people are talking about trading the only receiver on the team worth putting on the field. And then to trade him and a pick for a receiver with a few hundred yards more but 6 TDs LESS than Matthews. Where’s the logic in that? Hell, just use that 4th rounder to pick a receiver!

    And if you’re going to say, “but he’s a returner” – well he had less than 200 yards returning punts and no kickoffs last year (with no TDs). I just don’t get the cost for pretty much no improvement.

  39. 39 Rellihcs said at 7:40 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I think that using raw stat comparisons is worthless. And I also think that the idea is a) you don’t want to necessarily give JMat big money in the next two years and b) Jmat is relatively easily replaceable – whereas Cooks is a much rarer breed.

  40. 40 Buge Halls said at 7:43 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    But I wasn’t comparing him to Cooks – that isn’t a comparison. I was talking about trading Matthews PLUS a pick for Landry – arguably a lateral move in terms of talent (as I tried to point out) at a high price for the Eagles. And I don’t think he gets big money for his talent – they could just let him walk at that point.

  41. 41 Rellihcs said at 7:46 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Oh ok. I personally have decided that I think Landry trade for any team is 0% a possibility. And I generally agree, though I do think that Landry>JMat…

  42. 42 Buge Halls said at 10:38 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    “Landry>JMat” Why? Their performance really doesn’t show it.

  43. 43 Rellihcs said at 10:46 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I guess it’s subjective. I feel as though their performance does. Landry seems to me to be more athletic, more consistent with catches, and faster. I’m no JMat hater though…

  44. 44 Dan said at 11:23 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    How are you figuring this? The last two years Landry has over 1157 and 1136 yards, Jordan Matthews was 997 and 804. Not sure how this is even remotely close. On top of it Landry can handle punt returns/kick returns if needed. Matthews can’t play special teams. Careerwise Landry has 3051 yards vs 2673 yards for Matthews. 492 yards in two years is not a few yards.

  45. 45 Buge Halls said at 7:32 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    He hasn’t done a return for three years. 492 in three years isn’t much – in on year, yes it’s a lot. Fewer TDs is a huge difference.

  46. 46 Dan said at 9:41 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yes but Landry is way better than Matthews just for the simple fact he can catch.

  47. 47 Buge Halls said at 10:34 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Not if you look at the stats. He has a few hundred more yards and less touchdowns over the same three years. Why would you send Matthews plus a pick to get pretty much the same performance?

  48. 48 Insomniac said at 8:09 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Pretty much no improvement? Is that before or after you just googled their stats?

  49. 49 Buge Halls said at 10:37 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    So what’s your point smart ass? That’s what it’s all about, right? Performance on the field. I guess you’d rather some some esoteric “high motor” guy. It’s just plain stupid to send a receiver and a pick for a guy who’s not better. If you don’t get that, I can’t help you. Please, point out what’s better.

  50. 50 Insomniac said at 10:49 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    You’re basing this on what again? TDs? So TDs are the only way to judge a WR. Guess Dez is better than Julio then. Maybe Matthews is only 20% less of a WR when compared to Deandre Hopkins. Lets forget that Landry is the more complete WR that has arguably the 2nd best pair of hands in the league.

  51. 51 Dan said at 9:40 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Because he is not very good? You can have the option of getting punched in the face or kicked in the nuts; getting punched in the face might seem like the better option but doesn’t mean its a good one.

  52. 52 Buge Halls said at 10:35 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    So you obviously didn’t read my post, just decided to spout off.

  53. 53 Dan said at 3:28 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Obviously you didn’t read mine, maybe its just an ability to comprehend, let me know which part didn’t make sense to you. Your argument has no basis on fact, but tell me how to get to this imaginary world where almost 500 yards in 2 years difference isn’t a big difference. On top of it if you watch the Dolphins you would know that there is a big difference between the two players. But instead you make generalizations on two players it seems you don’t know about. So, clearly you just want to “spout off”

  54. 54 Buge Halls said at 7:30 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    In what imaginary world do less TDs make a better WR? “Almost 500 yards” in three tears doesn’t mean a damn thing. In one year, yes. Over three years, no. Keep trying to sound like you understand, you clearly don’t.

  55. 55 GordonGekko said at 1:18 PM on March 10th, 2017:

    “WE” You don’t work for the Eagles, you FUCKING RETARD. Get a job.

  56. 56 Jernst said at 5:27 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    The only thing that makes me think it’s not entirely agents is that we only hear about the Eagles being connected to WRs and not CBs. CB is just as obvious a need. I’d think if agents wanted to use the Eagles to pump up clients they’d do so for their CB clients too.

  57. 57 eagleyankfan said at 7:24 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    There are reasons for that….

  58. 58 myartz04 said at 8:36 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    All this WR talk makes me think something else is happening…

  59. 59 eagleyankfan said at 8:46 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Eagles sign Bouye and Zeitler day 1 🙂

  60. 60 GermanEagle said at 5:51 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    GE’s Quick WR thoughts before the craziness begins at noon:

    – #I’m4DeSean but not for more than $10m/year. Sorry.

    – Trade for Cooks or die trying. He’s easily the best WR option out there and arguably the best fit of all of them. However do not part ways with the #14 OVR.

    – Kenny Britt would OK, but Kenny Stills sucks.

    – Pryor’s character issues do not concern me at all. I’d be happy if the Eagles sign him to a front loaded but also ‘prove it’ deal. Despite his age he’s got some serious potential.

    – While I was a huge Alshon supporter at the trade deadline last year, his soft tissue issues scare me. I pass if his price tag is in the $14-15m / year range.

    – From all the ‘second tier’ options I’d seriously consider Torrey Smith, but only if the price is right.

    GE’s WR wish list, considering all costs and age:

    1. Cooks
    2. Pryor
    3. Britt
    4. DeSean
    5. Alshon


  61. 61 Anders said at 7:01 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Would be insane if we could get Pryor at a good deal and trade Cooks for less than our 1st round pick

  62. 62 GermanEagle said at 7:16 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    As some other poster has already mentioned: that exact scenario would turn one of the worst WR corps into one of the best in an instant…! #wetdream

  63. 63 Rellihcs said at 7:29 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I think that’s going too far. It would be a dramatic improvement. And it would be my best case scenario. Heck, add in Britt while we’re fantasizing.

  64. 64 GermanEagle said at 7:30 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    …or John Ross…

  65. 65 Anders said at 7:33 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Im scare as hell to draft Ross due to his injury history.

  66. 66 Sb2bowl said at 10:47 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    If it came down to drafting Ross in the first or giving up our first for Cooks, I’d take Cooks in a heart beat.

  67. 67 Rellihcs said at 7:33 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Enh, for me Davis>Williams>Ross

  68. 68 GermanEagle said at 7:33 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yes agreed. However the thought of having such two speedsters on the outside is intriguing as hell..!

  69. 69 Rellihcs said at 7:38 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Sometimes I wonder whether you are more into speedsters or football…

  70. 70 GermanEagle said at 7:39 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Lol. What makes you wonder?

    Besides the Eagles are heavily interested in adding speedsters this offseason, in case you missed it..

  71. 71 Rellihcs said at 7:41 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Uh, yeah, they are relatively interesting in adding “a” speedster…

    I just think that Desean Jackson is much worse of a football player than you’ve been making him out to be and it’s grinded my gears a bit.

  72. 72 GermanEagle said at 7:42 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Fair enough. I respect everyone’s opinion. Some people like DeSean, some not. I guess you belong to the latter.

  73. 73 Rellihcs said at 7:45 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yeah, I’m somewhat busting your balls. I only like him for cheap at this stage. There are plenty of younger speedsters who are at least motivated enough to pretend to be team football players for a bit. He’s not the hottest girl in the room anymore, and the room is much less barren than when he was first a hot topic on the scene this year. But you’ve still got eyes for that one. Lust away.

  74. 74 GermanEagle said at 7:45 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Blame it on Chippah who broke my heart out of nowhere. 😉

  75. 75 Rellihcs said at 7:46 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Fair enough. but it aint 2015 no more…

  76. 76 myartz04 said at 8:35 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Good speed, good hands, good route runner. Motivated to do it on every play? No. Ultimate team player? No. Desean is simply not a winner in my book.

  77. 77 Sb2bowl said at 9:51 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Same. I like Davis the most out of the potential first round WR’s

  78. 78 eagleyankfan said at 7:26 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I can’t figure out who I want least(if at all) – Stills or Smith. If those were the only 2 available .. I’d rather draft or wait til next year….

  79. 79 GermanEagle said at 7:29 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    If you take the projected money and costs into account, Stills should be the least option of all…!

  80. 80 Buge Halls said at 7:27 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I wouldn’t want Jackson for more than $8 mill/year – not even sure if I’d want them to go that high.

  81. 81 GermanEagle said at 7:29 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    If you can get DeSean for 3 years with a total of $27m that would be a great deal in today’s salary cap times.

  82. 82 Buge Halls said at 7:39 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I’m just not sure he has 3 years in the tank – but then again if they could get rid of him after two years with no dead money, that would be alright.

  83. 83 GermanEagle said at 7:41 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Maybe I am biased, but DeSean doesn’t strike me as a guy whose production would fall down the cliff when he hits the age of 32. However I do agree with you, if the Eagles can structure the contract similar to what you have proposed, I would pull the trigger.

    However I get more and more the feeling that DeSean is Tampa bound..

  84. 84 Rellihcs said at 7:43 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    You’re biased.

  85. 85 GermanEagle said at 7:44 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    And your lack of faith is disturbing.

  86. 86 Rellihcs said at 7:46 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I’m an atheist.

  87. 87 Sb2bowl said at 9:50 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Takes faith to be an atheist. 🙂

  88. 88 Rellihcs said at 9:54 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Ha yeah, yes and no. I am however devout…

  89. 89 Sb2bowl said at 9:49 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    That would probably be the formatting of the deal; first year guaranteed, half of second- cut for the third. He seems like a fall back option, the front office is putting it out that they really want to get younger.

  90. 90 P_P_K said at 8:35 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Any one of those guys immediately improves our O.

  91. 91 Dan said at 9:37 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I think I pretty much agree with almost all if not all of what you said.

  92. 92 GermanEagle said at 10:48 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Thank you, sir.

  93. 93 eagleyankfan said at 7:23 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    T-Law says the agents and teams are playing games with each other. The same as T-Law is playing games with us. Stop it T-Law! You said you learned some info that you couldn’t share. Now you saying 2 possible WR FA’s? Would be in my glory with 1(not including Stills) but 2? You’re just a big ol tease aren’t you!

  94. 94 Mac said at 9:36 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Howie Roseman beats the media like a drum.

  95. 95 Ryan Rambo said at 9:50 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Howie Roseman: Carson Wentz “fits our city”

    Eagles GM discusses the trade on The MMQB podcast


  96. 96 Sb2bowl said at 10:16 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Did you listen to the podcast? Good stuff, had it on at work yesterday.

  97. 97 Ryan Rambo said at 10:40 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yes I did! I agree, it was a good listen for sure.

  98. 98 scratcherk said at 10:41 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    listened to it yesterday, was great.

    forgot they didnt have a second last year. Really amazing what howie did to move up for wentz.

  99. 99 bill said at 10:21 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Apropos of nothing but the title of this post, Death Trap was on TV on Sunday night. Hadn’t seen it since I was pre-teen shocked by the first big twist in it. Really enjoyed watching it again.

  100. 100 laeagle said at 11:45 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    is that the one with Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine? Or the one with Travolta and Lithgow? Oh wait, that last was “Blow Out”.

  101. 101 bill said at 11:52 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Reeve and Caine. Kinda sad watching it now, knowing what happened to Reeve. Gonna have to find “Blow Out” somewhere. Similar circumstances – haven’t seen it in forever, but remember loving it when I was younger. “Absence of Malice” was another one that I rediscovered a few years ago.

  102. 102 A_T_G said at 10:51 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    To summarize results, I included all the guys you mentioned. If you said I hope for___ but expect ___, I included both. I did not include GermanEagle’s daughters’ picks. They seem to follow the Washington school of cap management.

    A. Alshon – zero, oddly. No one said they expect, or want, him.
    B. Britt – 4, in a late surge of support
    C. Cooks – 1, surprising but likely related to the anticipated cost
    D. DeSean – 2, fading as the price tag seemingly grows
    E. Pryor – 5, despite multiple reports of assholery, the odds on favorite
    F. Stills – 0, yet still…
    G. Garçon – 1, not of love, but expectations of bargain shopping
    H. Smith – 3, seems to be connecting the dots exercise
    I. A non-Cooks trade – 1, because that Howie do it
    J. A different FA – A few names mentioned include Woods, Goodwin, Maclin, Wheaton
    K. Keep our guys, no changes – 0, indicating either a lack of sadists or masochists on our board, not sure which.

  103. 103 GermanEagle said at 10:55 AM on March 7th, 2017:


  104. 104 Nick C said at 10:58 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Britt, Cooks (2nd and maybe some change), and Bouye are my ideal.

  105. 105 GermanEagle said at 11:08 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    If that that happens I’ll buy you a cholcoate fudge!

  106. 106 RC5000 said at 11:23 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    A chocolate fudge fountain or a piece of chocolate fudge?

  107. 107 GermanEagle said at 11:25 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    That would be a ‘piece of cake’. Literally. lol

  108. 108 RC5000 said at 11:28 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    You will Cooks him a Britt of cake?

  109. 109 BobSmith77 said at 11:36 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Chocolate foundations are usually terrible because they usually use such a lower grade of cacao. Ones that use a high grade and quality fresh fruit are ridiculously expensive at a catered event.

    Basically like liquid Hershey bars which are equally as gross.

  110. 110 A_T_G said at 12:08 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Regardless of which free, celebratory chocolatey dessert GermanEagle provides, it is sure to be met with a lot of negativity and second-guessing by a decent portion of the Eagles’ fan base.

  111. 111 A_T_G said at 11:28 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    That would make me very happy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/449d1a331e7aa07454f7a4663b341ccfbeb880f98fb28eca888ea5b709ea22b3.jpg

  112. 112 eagleyankfan said at 10:58 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    L. Draft picks 🙂

  113. 113 Ark87 said at 11:24 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Very much expect either a couple of leftovers out of the bargain bin that no one has mentioned (or heard of) or for Howie to step out of a time machine with vintage Jerry Rice signed for what Jerry thinks is an obscene amount of money

  114. 114 BobSmith77 said at 11:35 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Regardless of which WR the Eagles acquire in FA, it is sure to be met with a lot of negativity and second-guessing by a decent portion of the Eagles’ fan base.

  115. 115 Dave said at 11:48 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

  116. 116 Rellihcs said at 12:37 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yeah, but he’s not wrong.

  117. 117 BobSmith77 said at 2:33 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    The only thing I didn’t want them to do at WR is spend huge money on Jeffrey. I highly doubt they do that either.

    Lukewarm on bringing back Jackson too but it depends more on what else they do as well as how the contract is structured.

    Love to see a trade for Cooks if it is a 2nd rounder and a player.

    If I like the move, I’ll say so but I’m not going to fluff a move I don’t like either.

  118. 118 xmbk said at 11:42 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    I like Stevie Johnson as the cheap vet signing, if the physical clears him.

  119. 119 GermanEagle said at 12:06 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Is it 2008 still?!

  120. 120 Rellihcs said at 12:36 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Great argument against Desean. You should tell that to GermanEag…..oh… wait….

  121. 121 GermanEagle said at 1:50 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    You’re not seriously comparing Stevie Johnson to DeSean, are you?! Lol…

  122. 122 Rellihcs said at 5:35 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    In terms of speed guys getting older, yes I am. In terms of quality of NFL players, no.

  123. 123 Sb2bowl said at 12:41 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    God, I really hope not.

  124. 124 truehaynes said at 11:58 AM on March 7th, 2017:

    Watching cooks highlights it’s obvious that he’s dumb fast and has good hands. The weird thing is I don’t see a single example of him making a defender miss when he was unreal at that in college. Just seems weird

  125. 125 Sb2bowl said at 12:41 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    He just runs past them now.

  126. 126 Ryan Rambo said at 12:05 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Eagles Rumors: Legal Tampering Period


  127. 127 myartz04 said at 12:13 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Did we sign anyone yet?

  128. 128 eagleyankfan said at 1:28 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I thought nothing could be announced until Thursday…it’s just a negotiation period…

  129. 129 Sb2bowl said at 1:34 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Intentions can be announced, but formal contracts cannot be signed until Thursday (see Frank Gore last year, or AL).

    Numbers and years will start coming out by this evening- GM’s and agents don’t want to give the appearance that they had things in place before the “legal” tampering period officially started, hence the delay in actual information.

  130. 130 eagleyankfan said at 1:35 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  131. 131 myartz04 said at 2:29 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I know…Was just being sarcastic.

  132. 132 scratcherk said at 12:16 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Its 1216, wheres my Christmas in march present?

  133. 133 A_T_G said at 1:31 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    You need to wait until 12:25.

  134. 134 Ryan Rambo said at 12:33 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  135. 135 Ankerstjernen said at 12:39 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Am I the only one here who doesnt think that Brandin Cooks is a true no. 1 receiver? I mean.. He is fast and can stretch the field, and he is great on sweeps and end arounds. But he has not been consistent the focus of an offensive gameplan. He tends to disappear in games, just like another speedster who once played for the eagles. He doesnt consistently move the chains, is not a volume catcher and is a problem in the redzone because of his small stature. I see him as a slightly less refined route runner than Desean, with more physicality in stead. Which means that, like Desean, he can be a very good receiver that forces the defense to account for him, but not someone who you can really build your passing attack around. You are not giving up a 1 for that guy if he is going to also need a huge contract in the near future. I think we would be much better off drafting one of the good ones with that pick – or taking a top flight CB prospect, sign a few quality veteran WRs and drafting a speedster in the 2. or later in the draft.

  136. 136 Rellihcs said at 12:42 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I think the term “#1 WR” is dumb.

    That having been said, I think what you are referring to is how the Saints used him, and not about who he is/what his limitations are. Brees spreads it around a lot, and one of the main reasons he’s potentially on the trade market is because he’s complaining about the way N.O. used him…

  137. 137 Ankerstjernen said at 5:16 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    It seems to be that what you are saying is that the saints used him poorly and didnt exploit his talents. I guess I feel like Sean Payton and Drew Brees are the ones to trust here, not the player who is soon up for a contract extension.

  138. 138 Rellihcs said at 5:31 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Fair enough. I’m not alone in my thoughts here though. I guess we can agree to disagree.

  139. 139 Ankerstjernen said at 6:24 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Well I never claimed to have any scouting prowess whatsoever! I was sort of asking in honest about your opinion. If they do trade for him, I hope he is a beast. I was just wondering if I am looking at the same thing as everyone else, since there seem to be a lot of enthusiasm surrounding Cooks and yet, I am just not that excitet about him for whatever reason. I want a dude who can go and get it when they double team him. I dont think cooks is that guy. Just like Desean was never that guy.

  140. 140 RC5000 said at 12:44 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Desean was never a refined route runner. He ran like 5 routes here.

  141. 141 Tumtum said at 2:19 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    And Cooks is. Thumbs up

  142. 142 Ankerstjernen said at 5:19 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Isnt he himself the one implying that they only used him on goroutes and sweeps and didnt let him run the full route tree?

  143. 143 Ankerstjernen said at 5:18 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Desean has his limitations, like I mentioned. But I have never seen anyone suggest that he did not run excellent routes.

  144. 144 Tumtum said at 2:37 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  145. 145 Mac said at 5:03 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Cooks is an NFL proven commodity. Every player in the draft is a lottery ticket… cheaper? Yes Better? Maybe, but not likely.

    This offense isn’t going to be run through 1 elite WR; therefore, the Eagles don’t have to go looking for or settle for less than Calvin Johnson. They need to develop a group of pass catchers who can make plays.

    Cooks would be asked to be part of the solution, not THE solution.

  146. 146 Ankerstjernen said at 5:14 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Okay, I think we agree about him then. My point is: with the 14th overall pick in a very intriguing draft with lots of talent in the first half of round one – do you really want to give up that pick for a non-elite receiver who is going to be part of a group of pass catchers? I say no. With this pick you need to aspire to get a difference maker, if not for certain then at least one who might be that good. Coupled with the contract differences (rookies are cheap) I think that is way too expensive for Cooks, and I have a feeling that Roseman agrees which is why the deal hasnt been done yet. Besides, they know it is going to take a couple more offseasons and progression from Wentz before the turnaround is complete. It makes all kinds of sense to try and draft a talent with that pick, that will still be on a rookie contract when they have to extend Wentz and make a real run for the postseason in something like 2019/2020.

    So.. I think it is a second rounder and possibly a player, and I will feel good if that happens but not like we fleeced the Saints. I mean, Drew Brees and Sean Payton couldnt make him a superstar. There is just no reason to believe that he is going to be one, when he comes to play for us.

  147. 147 Mac said at 9:36 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    Yeah, I think that’s where most people on this board are… feeling great about trading a 2nd or even a 2nd plus Kendricks, but I haven’t seen too many guys feeling so good about Cooks that they would want to offer pick 14. This is a really interesting situation.

  148. 148 Corry said at 12:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Torrey Smith is officially a free agent.

    Also, JEEZ COME ON NFL! Someone make some noise! I’m dying here!

  149. 149 Sb2bowl said at 12:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I will pay him $3 to sign with us, today. Anyone want to go in on it with me?

  150. 150 Corry said at 12:41 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I have a couple bucks and some old receipts. How could he turn that down?

  151. 151 Sb2bowl said at 12:41 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Forgot about receipts, let me look.

  152. 152 Mac said at 1:24 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I have an excessive amount of oolong tea. Perhaps I could offer up a few ounces to sweeten the deal.

  153. 153 RC5000 said at 12:42 PM on March 7th, 2017:


    What is our real cap space? Does anyone know? I don’t know how he’s figuring the number. If it includes money for draft picks etc…

    overthecap is down or overloaded.

    spotrac says

    Est. Cap Space (All):
    Est. Cap Space (Top 51):

  154. 154 Sb2bowl said at 12:45 PM on March 7th, 2017:


    It’s about $8m currently- top 51 salaries count now, as opposed to all 53 later in the offseason (don’t remember exactly when the change takes place).

  155. 155 RC5000 said at 12:55 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    So McMullen was clueless to start with I’m guessing . I thought it was 8 millionish before. He thought it was 12.5 and NFLPA just released 8.5 million number.

  156. 156 Sb2bowl said at 1:31 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Sites look at cap numbers differently; its usually a combination of a few numbers averaged out but if NFLPA put it out, go with that………

    With our numbers, we really aren’t going to free up significant money this year; suggestions of trading Curry are ridiculous, as there’s no way to replace him with the dead money we will incur.

    Graham would really be our only valuable trade piece (his contract is OUTSTANDING in value) but then we would lose our best pass rusher. Shouldn’t happen, but then again we all thought Oakafor would be gone and Noel would stay.

  157. 157 Sb2bowl said at 12:48 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I know this won’t be a popular opinion, but does anyone else think that Sproles may be released? It would save us $4m in cap space this year, which would go a long way in helping us stack for the future.

    It’s clear that he is in the final year of his NFL career, so he’s out of our future plans. Also, he counts for $0 of dead money on the cap.

  158. 158 myartz04 said at 12:51 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I’d say not guaranteed any which way. Much higher chance he stays though.

  159. 159 Sb2bowl said at 3:59 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Agreed, and the value he adds to the team outweighs his cap hit- but money is tight and he’s a luxury.

  160. 160 myartz04 said at 4:02 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Definitely a luxury considering we are in semi rebuild mode.

  161. 161 Corry said at 12:54 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Rumor mill:. The browns offered Pryor a deal in the neighborhood of $8M a year. He’s seeking more than $10M a year.

  162. 162 Nguyener said at 1:06 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    They keep saying it’s a deep draft at CB but I don’t want just an okay CB I want a potential shut down corner and I think they’ve put that on the back burner for way too long. I really doubt lattimore will be there at 14 but he would be awesome in our defense or Sidney Jones. Then would love to see them trade 2nd and mychael kendricks (who will probably be way better on a different team) for Brandin Cooks, maybe Joe Mixon or Dede Westbrook in the 3rd, then we need DE and maybe linebackers too. Imagine Dede, Mixon, Cooks, Wentz, Matthews, DGB (if he ever develops), a defense who can defend a pass and not get PI every other play.

  163. 163 D3FB said at 1:09 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    So Wentz, Cooks and the woman beaters?

  164. 164 Nguyener said at 1:21 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Lmao I mean would you rather watch algholor struggle lining up let alone catch the damn ball. I’m not saying their actions should be taken lightly but this is football. Not church.

  165. 165 D3FB said at 1:35 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Plenty of good football players who aren’t flaming pieces of shit.

  166. 166 Nguyener said at 1:51 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    There are. So you’re telling me if we had a chance to have Adrian Peterson, though he did beat his child & im not saying mixon compares to him at all, that you wouldn’t take him because he is a flaming piece of shit? lol surround them with the right people who will hold them accountable and I feel like we have a good enough locker room to do that.

  167. 167 D3FB said at 2:13 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    “They’re not comparable” compares them anyways.

    I don’t need everyone to be academic all americans with perfect wholsome character. I’d take a flyer on the Al Quadin Muhammad kid from Miami.

    Mixon’s punishment for the video was a redshirt year. You know, twist an ankle or KO a women, take a redshirt.

    Dede isn’t a particularly good prospect to begin with. He’s old, undersized, has serious medicals and has repeatedly laid hands on childs mother. NAH.

    DGB ran from his shit, got to hang out at Oklahoma for six months (Bob Stoops really can pick em) and then left for the draft. He’s sure been worth the headache so far…

  168. 168 Sb2bowl said at 3:25 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Mixon’s “formal” punishment was a red-shirt year– how about what he is facing currently? NFL teams have taken him off of their board, he’s gone from a potential Day 1 pick to possible Day 3 option; in other words, consequences come in all forms and shapes and what he is going through currently is part of that punishment.

    Just like Vick and the dog fighting incident- people will always hate him for the crimes he committed. I get that, understand that, and can see that perspective. But he did his time and in our system, he’s paid his debt. Doesn’t change what he did, but his punishment (legal) is complete.

    Maybe Mixon has changed- that was over 2 years ago. I’m not sure where DeDe fits on the spectrum, and DGB doesn’t seem like the sharpest tool in the shed. But this business is cut throat, and if you can play there will always be someone willing to take a chance on you until there isn’t. That’s just the way it is.

    I’m a sucker for a redemption story; if they all can succeed, go for it.

  169. 169 Sb2bowl said at 1:32 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Just think what that would do for our jersey sales- all those women lined up to burn Eagles merchandise.

    You might be on to something…………..

  170. 170 Ark87 said at 4:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Great name for the garage-band from Philly if it happens though.

  171. 171 Nick C said at 1:09 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    So saw this morning that we currently have 8.6M space; will that go down by 2.5 when Burton signs his tender or has that amount already been accounted for?

  172. 172 Nailed It! said at 1:19 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    This tamper period sucks. Nothing crazy yet! Sad!

  173. 173 Chiptomylou said at 1:30 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    BLG being cryptic with tweets now. Not cool!!!!!

  174. 174 RC5000 said at 1:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    He’s always been a wiener roll.

  175. 175 GermanEagle said at 2:00 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    yes that’s not cool and probably means not good news when he used the term ‘interesting’…

  176. 176 RC5000 said at 2:01 PM on March 7th, 2017:


    Eskin getting into the troll act too.

  177. 177 GermanEagle said at 2:43 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    If you’re talking about Howard Eskin, then yes, he’s always been a troll. …

  178. 178 Nick C said at 1:58 PM on March 7th, 2017:


    any bites?

  179. 179 BobSmith77 said at 2:36 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Hope he isn’t out on one of those half-day ocean fishing trips that only go out 1-1.5 miles that fish wrecks.

    They are a complete waste of time generally given how fished out the local shores are.

  180. 180 myartz04 said at 2:03 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    It’s like the NFL world has gone silent.

  181. 181 P_P_K said at 2:26 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Calm before the storm.

  182. 182 xmbk said at 2:16 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    You have to think that Howie is on the hot seat if there isn’t a good rumor by sundown.

  183. 183 Sean Stott said at 2:18 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I disagree with the premise of this article. It’s not so much agents, players, and teams leaking stuff. It’s actually beat reporters and even the national guys quite simply making shit up that could happen. For instance, everyone knows the Eagles need WR help. So these guys just tweet out that the Eagles are reportedly interested in XYZ top WR free agent. If they don’t end up getting him, no one remembers the incorrect tweet, because even if it were legitimate, you don’t always get the players you want. But if you’re right, you look like you had inside information.

    TL;DR: The Eagles are heavily interested in Terrelle Pryor. My guys inside the organization tell me they covet him. If they get him, you heard it here first boys. If they don’t, some last minute details prevented this from happening but I was still right.

    TL;DR:TL;DR: Tautologies

  184. 184 xmbk said at 2:22 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I’m fairly confident there’s a synergistic relationship between all those parties.

  185. 185 Sean Stott said at 2:25 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Getting hits on your tweets and increasing your local footprint can be done by getting real information or making it up, and to the observer there is no difference. Most guys exaggerate. Some of these are pure speculation dressed as insider knowledge. The world is full of fakers.

  186. 186 Rellihcs said at 2:22 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I disagree. The beat writers and national guys talk to the agents, players, and teams. I respect Tommy’s knowledge and don’t think he’d lead us astray.

  187. 187 Sean Stott said at 2:23 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Nah. Even if you look at these tweets:

    “Eagles expected to show interest” – that means basically nothing and has no falsifiability

    “Keep an eye on Torrey Smith to the Eagles” – that means literally nothing and has no falsifiability

  188. 188 xmbk said at 2:23 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Unless being fed funyons by Megan Fox was the price.

  189. 189 Tumtum said at 2:28 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I see what u did there.

  190. 190 BobSmith77 said at 2:39 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I always thought it would be valuable to start a counterintelligence function in an NFL front office that tries to actively provide and promote disinformation via third-parties including reporters.

    Can’t imagine the league would act very kindly to that though.

  191. 191 Sean Stott said at 2:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    You don’t need to when they’re already making up stuff for you. Remember all the interest Chip Kelly had in returning to college?

  192. 192 Dave said at 2:39 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Scot McCloughan not at Redskins Park for start of free agent negotiations.

    I don’t know who in Washington is more dysfunctional, the Redskins or the White House.


  193. 193 BobSmith77 said at 2:39 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Has he resorted to full-blown drinking again and that is why they will terminate his contract?

  194. 194 anon said at 3:34 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  195. 195 Sb2bowl said at 3:14 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    They really are keeping the story alive by keeping him on staff. But then again, if his alcoholism is diagnosed he could be viewed as an employee with a disability which would complicate his release from the organization.

  196. 196 ACViking said at 3:41 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Very good point.

    I suspect, though, that McCloughan’s already agreed to a severance/buy-out package that requires him to sign a written waiver of all claims he may have under the ADA (and a host of other laws).

    He’d have a pretty tough ADA claim, I think, against Washington, too (putting aside that he’d be destroying any chance of NFL-related employment).

    Assuming he’s drinking again and so requested the “reasonable accommodation” of time-off to get treatment . . .

    I think Washington has a good argument that the requested accommodation — during the run-up to the draft — imposes an undue hardship on the team.

    And the decision to sever ties is not because he’s drinking, but because — oh, make up a reason, like — he’s not playing well with others in the front office.

    Finally, my recollection is that NFL front office people must bring all disputes / grievances against their teams to arbitration before the commissioner . . .

    A likely loser for McCloughan — and every other employee.

  197. 197 Sb2bowl said at 3:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    His history complicates the situation, along with the amount of media time and “leaks” which have happened- if this were a typical employee of a non-billion dollar corporation, it wouldn’t make a splash in our lives. The fact that his previous bouts are well recognized and recorded doesn’t bode well with possible slander or any other civil rights violation he might pursue.

    He could try to pull HIPPA violations (Cooley brought up his drinking previously which wasn’t refuted by the Redskins) but again- it goes back to a he said she said conversation and if it wasn’t the organization releasing the medical information directly, I doubt that anyone would find solid ground in which to present a case.

    You are spot on in your assessment– and I would guess that he had a termination clause in his contract if he relapsed or needed to seek treatment again (standard, from what I understand when dealing with employees with addiction).

    In the end- it’s a loss for him and his life; he’s a hell of a front office player, and he was transforming the LOLSkins into a contender. It’s a shame that alcohol is ruining his life again, but that’s the insanity of battling addiction. It never stops.

  198. 198 ACViking said at 3:54 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Very nice point abt the “termination clause.”

    Question: Is a termination clause in an employment contract that’s triggered by conduct otherwise covered by the ADA an unlawful prospective waiver of his ADA rights and therefore unenforceable?

  199. 199 Sb2bowl said at 4:19 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    This I’m not terribly familiar with- each company (from what I understand) can approach it differently. Employee handbook/policy/procedure all factors into it, along with employee history, severity of issue, any legals factors, and company “visibility” with the public.

    His case is a bit different since its a known disability and issue- he has a history. In a case where someone seeks treatment (without prior data or history) there would be more grey area. As you stated earlier- “reasonable accommodation” can only be applied in a case by case basis.

    In the end (at least in this case) there was probably an agreement before employment outlining the procedures if he began drinking again and the termination that would (likely) follow.

  200. 200 ACViking said at 3:55 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Sb2bowl –

    Your last paragraph is an excellent 3-sentence epitaph on a super-talented, super-tortured guy.

  201. 201 D3FB said at 4:17 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    “Assuming he’s drinking again”

    He never stopped.

    He fucking drank in front of a reporter doing a profile on him and his “comeback”

  202. 202 ACViking said at 4:34 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Coach –

    So the story’s being framed as an “off the wagon” tale.

    Is your view that Washington (Bruce Allen) is putting that story-line out there strictly for optics?

    ALSO – if you ran an NFL team, would you hire McCloughan? if so, what job?

  203. 203 D3FB said at 8:12 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Responded to the second part on twitter.

    Bruce and Dan are both rich assholes who can’t stand not being in charge or sober.

  204. 204 GermanEagle said at 2:47 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    The Seahawks will not be tendering a restricted free agency offer to CB DeShawn Shead or LB Brock Coyle…

    Mmmmh, interesting. I always liked Shead. He could be an under the radar signing for the Eagles!

  205. 205 RC5000 said at 2:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    He tore his acl in playoffs.

  206. 206 GermanEagle said at 2:58 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  207. 207 GermanEagle said at 3:13 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Lol. I’ve been refreshing my twitter every minute but absolutely nothing.

  208. 208 scratcherk said at 3:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    same. anti climatic.

  209. 209 scratcherk said at 3:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    id even take a fake rumor from that guy that broke the byron maxwell news that started the feud with Jimmy K

  210. 210 GermanEagle said at 3:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Apparently ‘saw’ Kenny Britt in AC and he confirmed that he was signing with the Eagles. FWIW…

  211. 211 ACViking said at 3:43 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    First of all, there is NOTHING going on in AC.

    Nothing. The city’s all but closed.

    So right there, I’ve shot down your rumor.

  212. 212 BobSmith77 said at 3:49 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    It still has some decent restaurants including in Margate but outside of the Borgata your right.

  213. 213 ACViking said at 3:51 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Ah . . . Margate.

    Clermont Ave beach?

    Cassel’s supermarket?

    Dino’s whipped tuna sub w/ the works?
    (As long as the bread’s fresh)

  214. 214 BobSmith77 said at 4:16 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Only been a few times since I am usually down in Stone Harbor or Avalon but I have enjoyed Margate.

  215. 215 RC5000 said at 4:36 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Whipped tuna sounds like baby food for cats.

  216. 216 ACViking said at 4:36 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    That’s really funny. Really, really funny.

  217. 217 RC5000 said at 4:43 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I never heard of whipped tuna.

    My niece is a chef and she practically only ate tuna fish for lunch when she was a kid. I’ll have to ask her if she heard of it haha.

  218. 218 BobSmith77 said at 4:55 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Tuna fish variations seem to be a staple of a number of chefs I know including two of my ex-roommates & good friends in Boston.

    Never had ‘whipped tuna’ either. It seems like a gimmicky way to tell tuna salad on a ‘french baguette’ (roll) for $10+ dollars.

  219. 219 Mac said at 7:03 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Did they discount the whipped Tuna anytime the Eagles beat a Parcells led team?

  220. 220 ACViking said at 7:32 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    The bastards at Dino’s often used YESTERDAY’s bread.

    So that’s a no.

  221. 221 Mac said at 9:39 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    Sounds like they should have offered BYOB (bring your own bread) at Dino’s.

  222. 222 GermanEagle said at 3:55 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I like the Borgata. And it brought me luck since I won because of lucky number 7!!!

  223. 223 Rellihcs said at 4:35 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Oh you and nostalgia…

  224. 224 meteorologist said at 3:44 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Who saw?

  225. 225 GermanEagle said at 3:56 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Sorry. ‘Someone’. lol

  226. 226 RC5000 said at 3:45 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  227. 227 ACViking said at 3:46 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    The Eagles are going after E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E.

  228. 228 BobSmith77 said at 3:48 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Not Chip Kelly. We can rule that one out.

    Has Fox agreed to hire him as analyst?

  229. 229 Nick C said at 3:46 PM on March 7th, 2017:


    Note: except that it is from ESP

  230. 230 RC5000 said at 3:50 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I don’t really want them to spend big money on a CB.

  231. 231 Nick C said at 3:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I’d rather us not box ourselves into a specific position. Right now we need 2-3 WRs (if JMatt is traded) and 2-3 CBs (if Ron Brooks is cut); So forcing ourselves to draft a corner in the first round and later seems like poor management.

  232. 232 RC5000 said at 4:08 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    It may make some sense if they trade for Cooks.

  233. 233 Nick C said at 4:09 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Cooks, Bouye and Britt are my hope.

  234. 234 A_T_G said at 4:12 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    And counterpoint…

  235. 235 Fufina said at 4:20 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    We have 2 holes at CB. Going into the draft and looking for 2 2017 starters on the outside is tough. Sign a guy and draft a guy makes far more sense for the Eagles. Still draft 2 CB’s high and you have depth/development, and if you hit on both guys cut your FA in 2019.

  236. 236 eagleyankfan said at 4:20 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I’m sure Brandon is a nice guy — but “fact” and never spending money on a big FA CB would make Roseman an idiot. Roseman too smart to be that close minded…

  237. 237 A_T_G said at 4:30 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Wait. That was Brandon quoting Les who reported what an agent told him about Howie. I don’t think Brandon is responsible for the views.

  238. 238 BreakinAnklez said at 4:27 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  239. 239 Insomniac said at 4:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    The ol’ triple smokescreen set by Howie?

  240. 240 anon said at 3:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Jimmy Bama with the “eagles should trade JM” article — any tea leaves to be read there?

  241. 241 GermanEagle said at 3:56 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Everytime Jimmy K. posts something like that, this is sort of a death penalty for the player..

  242. 242 Dave said at 4:12 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Somebody ask him to put up a “will Eagles trade Agholor” article up.

  243. 243 Mac said at 3:57 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Could be, or could be more like this…


  244. 244 Sb2bowl said at 3:58 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    That was posted yesterday, he’s trying to cultivate page views.

  245. 245 RC5000 said at 4:10 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Pryor trolling with his twitter header?


  246. 246 BobSmith77 said at 4:23 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Scanning how he is following is fascinating. He follows a lot of NFL reporters both locally and nationally, a bunch of ex-NFL players & current ones, as well as the Chiefs’ communications twitter feed (along with several current Chiefs’ players).

    Most completely random is this one:


  247. 247 GermanEagle said at 4:24 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yes, really interesting. And how on earth can someone like him have already 162+ thousand followers?! I always thought there’s only a handful of Browns fans in this world..

  248. 248 BobSmith77 said at 4:25 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Followers are irrelevant since so many are bogus on Twitter. General estimates are at least 30% of all accounts are bots and more than half are non-active.

  249. 249 GermanEagle said at 4:26 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Still a lot, no?!

  250. 250 BobSmith77 said at 4:27 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Not if he goes out and buys a huge block of followers which I bet he has.

  251. 251 BobSmith77 said at 4:29 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Really weird who he follows. He follows a bunch of whitest of white golfers (including Bubba Watson and Rory McElroy), a bunch of gymnasts (likely fetish), and Riley Cooper (WTF)?

  252. 252 GermanEagle said at 4:30 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I find it rather weird that you are stalking him whom he follows. lol

  253. 253 BobSmith77 said at 4:38 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Just a quick break from writing and he only had 563 followers.

    Twitter is a widely scrapped web resource not only by private marketing companies but also by intelligence services.

    If I was signing a guy who has all kind of questionable character marks, I certainly would pay someone to dig through his social media to provide me with more insights.

    If you get access to this Facebook page and his ‘likes’, you can build a more accurate profile than almost any other resource available. Only need about 300 various ‘Likes’ to do so and even at 150 get incredibly accurate personality assessments.

    Cambridge Analytica has already started doing this and advertises on its website: “We collect up to 5,000 data points on over 220 million Americans, and use more than 100 data variables to model target audience groups and predict the behaviour of like-minded people.” Basically if you are on social media, they have built an intelligence profile on you.

    They have used this supposedly to build 160 various persona types for each American and if you believe the true conspiracy stuff Palantir has done the same for individual Americans in terms of future security risk for the NSA taking it several steps beyond what Snowden disclosed.

  254. 254 GermanEagle said at 4:41 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Dude, relax. I was kidding only.

  255. 255 BobSmith77 said at 5:05 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Not offense taken. I’m sure that teams who are looking at questionable character guys in the draft/FA do their share of due diligence on them.

    There is just now a completely new set of data & tools available out there to supplement this and in most cases exceed other more traditional efforts.

  256. 256 GermanEagle said at 4:23 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Is that an Eagle eye?!

  257. 257 Dave said at 4:24 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Every year Tommy tells us to read Spadaro because he gives clues as to what is going to happen in free agency. Here is a blurb from Dave yesterday:

    “A prediction, and I’m not sure why I feel this way: I say receivers aren’t going to get the astronomical dollars that many feel are coming. Why pay receivers when another strong group is coming in the draft? To me, it makes more sense to give the big money to the interior positions and the difference-makers at cornerback. Running backs, for sure, are going to scratch for big contracts, particularly veterans like Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson. Which receivers are going to get huge dollars? I know, I know, it only takes one team ..”

  258. 258 RC5000 said at 4:28 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    WR is not really a strong position in the draft. CB and Edge rushers and TEs are what Mayock raves about in this draft. RB is strong as well.

  259. 259 A_T_G said at 4:37 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Does that reality, combined with Spud’s spin imply that (our commenter with sunglasses) Dave might be on to something? The conclusion that Spadaro doesn’t know about the draft class seems unlikely.

    Also, Spud’s spin makes me crave curly fries.

  260. 260 Sean Stott said at 5:11 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Mayock is an overzealous buffoon

  261. 261 Nick C said at 4:29 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I get that he said this, and I want Bouye. That being said, CB is probably the deepest position in the draft so what he is saying doesn’t really justify his point.

  262. 262 BreakinAnklez said at 4:33 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Wouldnt you rather be looking at Bouye and not be forced into picking a CB, if not 2, in the first 3 rounds? Deep or not, not sure many people want two starting rookie CBs. Look how that played out for Carolina. Granted, Bradbury looks legit..

  263. 263 Nick C said at 4:36 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I just said I wanted Bouye. I was saying Dave Spadaro’s writing about how deep the WR position is in order to justify his means does not make any sense due to CB probably being the deepest in the draft.

    I want a WR or two and CB in Free Agency, so we have the freedom to pick the best players in the draft.

  264. 264 BreakinAnklez said at 4:38 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Got it. Mis-read.

  265. 265 A_T_G said at 4:38 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Unless he specifically is trying to prep us for no WRs being signed…

  266. 266 BreakinAnklez said at 4:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Which wouldn’t be promising…I disagree with Spuds know depth of WR in this draft class.

  267. 267 Nick C said at 4:49 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I cannot envision that happening. Way too many options out there for nobody to be added.

  268. 268 BobSmith77 said at 5:09 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Need to at least one starting WR and CB in FA given what is on their roster.

  269. 269 Tumtum said at 4:44 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    CB is so unpredictable. Even the good ones usually take a few years to come around.

  270. 270 Patrick said at 5:13 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    To be fair, if we either sign AJ Bouye or draft a CB high, we’ll still have a massive gap at CB to be filled by Jalen Mills. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if we double dipped and drafted a CB with our first rounder after splashing on a CB in FA.

    At this point, I dont really care, just add young talent with good deals. We probably won’t compete in 2017, just make the roster around Carson Wentz better.

  271. 271 GordonGekko said at 5:00 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    When you don’t draft well you end up overpaying for FAs and blowing your cap.

  272. 272 aron said at 5:02 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    true that

  273. 273 Mr. Magee said at 5:03 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I know it’s early, but shouldn’t there already be some ‘pre-signings’ by now?

  274. 274 Fufina said at 5:17 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    NFL was angry last year too many deals got done before free agency officially started, I imagine deals are going down but teams and agents are keeping the details quite for now.

  275. 275 RC5000 said at 5:17 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Who knows if this is credible but Webster may be a good pick up and he’s connected to Undlin.

    The Philadelphia Eagles are one of two teams interested in free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster, according to a report from Brandon Krisztal of KOA News Radio in Denver.


  276. 276 Nick C said at 5:30 PM on March 7th, 2017:


    If this is accompanied by Cooks, I am satisfied.
    That being said, shut your mouth dude.

  277. 277 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 5:33 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    At least he’s happy about being an Eagle. Im ok with it

  278. 278 RC5000 said at 5:39 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Wonder if one was from incarcerated bob.

  279. 279 Nick C said at 5:45 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yeah definitely take the source with a grain of salt. Just was interesting to hear about him potentially “bragging last night about it.”

  280. 280 anon said at 5:45 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Knew we’d do a wack move like this. Reminds me of the WR signings we made last year #value

  281. 281 Sean Stott said at 5:45 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    What’s wack about it? Without numbers, there’s literally nothing to base a judgment off of. He’s more competent than anything on our current roster, so it’s an upgrade. Question is how much the upgrade costs.

  282. 282 aron said at 6:15 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    there’s nothing to compare him to on the eagles roster….so he is a step above something I guess

  283. 283 BobSmith77 said at 5:58 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    He is a step or two above what they signed last offseason and he better be since none of those guys even made the Week 1 roster.

  284. 284 Dave said at 5:47 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  285. 285 Insomniac said at 5:48 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Hope we didn’t break the bank for him if true.

  286. 286 Media Mike said at 7:45 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    That guy is an Eliot Shor Parks level choad. Allbright, Lombardo, and Shorr-Parks are the 3 guys who I had to flush off of the timeline.

  287. 287 Dave said at 8:13 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I only follow Albright during free agency. He is a tool for sure, but he has real sources. If I remember correctly, he broke the Foles/Bradford trade.

    I agree that Lombardi and ESP are horrible on Twitter and stopped following them a while ago.

  288. 288 Corry said at 9:46 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    ESP reminds me of the old Eagles message board and all the (serious) URLAKKERZZZZZZ guys. Except ESP gets paid to be a dumbass.

  289. 289 BlindChow said at 12:06 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    He “breaks” a ton of stories. Unfortunately people only remember the ones that actually come to fruition and not all the times he turned out dead wrong.

  290. 290 Dave said at 8:16 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    I think he has legitimate sources and just passes off what he is told. I don’t think he makes stuff up like “reading the tea leaves Jimmy Kempski”. That being said, he seems like a real asshat as a human being.

  291. 291 RC5000 said at 6:02 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    It all goes back to a random dude using a picture of a receipt with Britt’s name on it as evidence.


  292. 292 Dave said at 6:09 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    You would think his credit card would have his name as Ken or Kenneth.

  293. 293 RC5000 said at 6:21 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Even if it was him, he’s from New Jersey. It proves nothing. But it wouldn’t be a big surprise if we signed him.

  294. 294 laeagle said at 6:21 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    That would be pretty easy to fake, right? Anyone have any experience running one of those newfangled cash registers?

  295. 295 Tumtum said at 12:23 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    If its on reddit its good enough for me.

  296. 296 anon said at 5:59 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    NFL Network’s Stacey Dales named the Raiders and Seahawks as “desirable landing spots” for free agent Adrian Peterson.

    The Washington Post reports the Patriots and Cowboys are also interested in free agent DeSean Jackson.

    Interesting. Would have thought AP would have been snapped up. Think it might take a while for Jamaal Charles to find a landing spot.

  297. 297 Insomniac said at 6:03 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Djax, please don’t go to Dallas.

  298. 298 laeagle said at 6:20 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    If I recall correctly, there’s bad blood between DeSean and Belichek. I seem to remember some works being exchanged, related to how DeSean isn’t a Patriots-style player. Don’t think Belicheck is going to appreciate him not showing up for OTAs, or talking back. But maybe Bill secretly listens to “Diamonds on My Neck” every day on the drive to practice.

  299. 299 Insomniac said at 8:18 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Brady would tear Djax a new one.

  300. 300 anon said at 6:01 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    CBS’ Jason La Canfora reports the Jaguars are a “potential landing spot” for free agent CB A.J. Bouye.

    Another name to toss around is Corradelle Patterson.

  301. 301 Tumtum said at 12:18 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    No thanks. Enough wasted talent here already!

  302. 302 ACViking said at 6:26 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Hey . . . RC5000 —

    Whipped Tuna . . .

    It’s a Margate thing (grew up there / always my home).

  303. 303 RC5000 said at 6:26 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    The Philadelphia Eagles are one of four teams to show interest in impending free agent linebacker Paul Worrilow, according to a report from Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. The New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, and Indianapolis Colts are the other teams interested in Worrilow.

    Worrilow went to Concord High in Wilmington and U of Delaware in case you didn’t know.


  304. 304 D3FB said at 7:56 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    He and Keenan Robinson are the two guys I would look to replace Kendricks with. Both have alot of experience, solid if low end starters. Will make money that makes sense for a 300 snap plus insurance role (3ish million)

  305. 305 RC5000 said at 6:34 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Somebody dug this up lol.

    Man my cowboys can lose every game as long as we beat them sorry eagles— AJ Bouye (@AJBOUYE21) September 14, 2011

  306. 306 ACViking said at 7:36 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Is this not a disqualifying event?

    No amount of money will cause this guy, as an Eagle, to do anything but bounce around Texas Stadium after the Eagles lose to the Cowboys smiling and high-fiving his ‘Boys.

    And then explain it with some line about how he’s all business between the lines, but “it’s just a game, dog.”

  307. 307 Ryan Rambo said at 7:51 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yeah F*ck him lol.

  308. 308 anon said at 7:55 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    “it’s just a game, dog.” — hilarious

  309. 309 Tumtum said at 12:16 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    Smallwood’s act was much more egregious. I still don’t like him. Think I can forgive a loyal fan though. We shall turn him to thw dark side.

  310. 310 Dave said at 6:35 PM on March 7th, 2017:



  311. 311 RC5000 said at 6:39 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Aaron Wilson is a good source for this kind of stuff.

    Texans corner A.J. Bouye’s offers averaging $12 million or higher


  312. 312 Nick C said at 6:40 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yeah he already said we weren’t viewed as a top suitor but it’s a fluid situation.

  313. 313 Nick C said at 6:41 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    No, they’re not.

  314. 314 Fufina said at 6:49 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Will be ‘enough’ to not need to force a pick in the 1st. If a WR is BPA then grab him ofc, but the WR class is decently deep and there are some interesting options in the 2nd and 3rd.

  315. 315 anon said at 7:02 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    The team could go into the season with goes guys and some more lower tier dudes and let them battle in camp, same as last year. Moves WR much lower on the “need” b/c you have a lot of guys in the mix there.

    Problem for me is that none of those guys is what i’d consider good.

  316. 316 BobSmith77 said at 7:03 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Depends on what they do at CB in FA.

  317. 317 GermanEagle said at 7:15 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  318. 318 scratcherk said at 6:59 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Last Kenny Britt retweet was this:


  319. 319 scratcherk said at 7:09 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Then again…

  320. 320 John Galt said at 7:14 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Yeah but the league has obviously clamped down this year, he just doesn’t want to be the one getting the letter. Doesn’t change much (although I can hope it does – don’t really want him unless Cooks is the compliment)

  321. 321 GermanEagle said at 7:16 PM on March 7th, 2017:


  322. 322 scratcherk said at 7:36 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    sorry, my disqus is acting up

  323. 323 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 9:14 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Meaning hes an Eagle

  324. 324 Koy: The Legend of Neckbeard said at 7:19 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Year after year all of the news, rumors, and reports are bullshit. Most of them are transparently so — “likely to be interested”, “a match” etc.

    So this is when I ask: why do we bother taking any of this seriously?

  325. 325 John Galt said at 7:20 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Because, sadly, we are a bunch of “grown” men with nothing better to do

  326. 326 scratcherk said at 7:23 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    ill take anything even remotely related to football right now.

  327. 327 RC5000 said at 7:23 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Same reason you’re obsessed with Koy Detmer still?

  328. 328 Koy: The Legend of Neckbeard said at 8:44 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    He broke up your parents’ marriage too?

  329. 329 aron said at 8:47 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I owned your parents

  330. 330 Media Mike said at 7:46 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I’m really hoping the get some mistake free signings concluded. I can’t stomach any more Maxwell and Nnamdi level lazy.

  331. 331 Nick C said at 7:56 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    incarcerated Bob LOL

  332. 332 HawaiianEagle said at 8:10 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I would be expected to show intetest in Megan Fox if she was available.

  333. 333 daveH said at 9:12 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Pre face surgery at a huge premium to post surgery

  334. 334 Media Mike said at 9:15 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Upgrade to Gal Gadot

  335. 335 daveH said at 10:25 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Alessa Quizon .. local Hawaiian girl mo ‘betta than Megan Fox

  336. 336 kajomo said at 8:54 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Did the league put the clamps down on teams so that no leaks get out during the tampering period? Today has been a giant tease. We heard rumors all last week and today almost nothing. Free Agency Blue Balls

  337. 337 Media Mike said at 9:19 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    In this mock I assumed:
    We kept Bennie and didn’t add anybody at CB or WR who would be a true #1. I traded down in the 2nd and the 3rd.

    Round 1 Pick 14: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 18 (T.B.): Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana (A)
    Round 3 Pick 12 (N.O.): Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 20 (T.B.): Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State (C+)
    Round 4 Pick 11 (N.O.): Julien Davenport, OT, Bucknell (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 12: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (A)
    Round 4 Pick 32 (COMP): Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 11: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 10: John Johnson, FS, Boston College (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 12: Taquan Mizzell, RB, Virginia (C)

  338. 338 Sb2bowl said at 9:48 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    If we aren’t able to add in FA, we are going to need a bunch more secondary help or last year we will seem like the legion of boom compared to what we field in 2017.

  339. 339 Media Mike said at 9:49 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I think we’ll add; just not top guys.

  340. 340 Sb2bowl said at 9:51 AM on March 8th, 2017:

    Agreed, but that was my only disappointment with this draft– if they don’t bring at least 1 CB out of it (probably 2) then it’ll be a disappointment. One of our issues is the lack of home grown continuity and the inability to coach up the prospects we have drafted. Not that I’d be “happy” with investing our first 2 or 3 picks on the secondary (especially considering they would all need to receive contract extensions if things worked out perfectly), but at least we would take a rather aggressive approach to solve a major talent issue.

  341. 341 A_T_G said at 9:25 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    So, to summarize the day, we know WR and CB are the biggest needs. Spuds is convinced we aren’t signing a WR and an agent has Les convinced we aren’t signing a CB?

    I think we know who is playing who(m). Howie is playing everyone like Riley Cooper with an air guitar at a Kenny Chesney concert.

  342. 342 Media Mike said at 9:26 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Maybe we’re just not signing anybody big.

  343. 343 anon said at 10:04 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    we have to move some people (kendricks, barwin, etc.) — so we can’t just do nothing in the offseason.

    Interesting we haven’t heard anything on logan.

  344. 344 Media Mike said at 10:05 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    I think we’ll add guys for sure, but not any huge names.

  345. 345 myartz04 said at 10:08 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    But…big people beat up little people…

  346. 346 John Galt said at 10:10 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    You know that’s not Howie do things

  347. 347 Media Mike said at 10:12 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    This seems like the least amount of cap space they’ve had in a while.

  348. 348 Dave said at 10:16 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    If this year’s free agency follows last year’s, we have no idea what Howie will do. Did anyone really foresee the Brandon Brooks and Rodney McLeod signings?

  349. 349 wee2424 said at 11:52 PM on March 7th, 2017:

    Brooks yes.