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  1. 5 bold predictions for the Eagles after first week of training camp Glenn Erby August 2, 2022 6:07 pm ET The Eagles are halfway through the second week of training camp, and with the team preparing for the preseason opener against the Jets next weekend, roles and scenarios are starting to take shape. Jalen Hurts will have many weapons to choose from on offense, while Jonathan Gannon’s defense has looked dominant through five training camp practices. We’re unveiling five bold predictions for the Eagles after the first week of training camp, as the NFL’s No. 1 ranked offensive line could be preparing for a historic feat. A.J. Brown will have 1,100-yards receiving Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Brown has been a favorite of Hurts’ from Day one of training camp, and although DeVonta Smith won’t disappear, it’s hard to imagine the tight end, and both receivers have 800+ yards in this system as constructed. Miles Sanders 1,000-yards rushing (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The addition of A.J. Brown should open up running room for Sanders. Philadelphia won’t lead the NFL in rushing during the 2022 season, but their offense should be balanced enough to finally allow Sanders to eclipse the goal. Eagles have four All-Pros on offensive line Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The boldest of predictions, it’s not hard to envision Jordan Mailata (LT), Landon Dickerson (LG), Jason Kelce (C), and Lane Johnson (RT) all earning some type of All-Pro honor. Only the right guard position offers any glimpse of uncertainty heading into the season opener. Eagles won't allow a QB to complete 80% of his passes in a game Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Last season, the Eagles allowed a quarterback to reach 80% of passes completed five times, with the Chargers’ Justin Herbert being the final after he went 32 of 38 for 84.2% in the Eagles’ 27-24 loss at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia added James Bradberry at cornerback while also adding Haason Reddick (LB), Kyzir White (LB), Jordan Davis (DT), Nakobe Dean (LB), and Jaquiski Tartt (S) to the defense as well. Things will be different with added pass rush prowess and a shut-down cornerback. Jordan Davis logs 5 sacks Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports An absolute game-wrecker at the defensive tackle position, the assumption will be that Davis becomes an elite run-stuffer for the Eagles. With Haason Reddick, Josh Sweat, Brandon Graham, Javon Hargrave, and Fletcher Cox capable of commanding a double team, Davis will benefit the most in his first year while dominating opposing centers. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-news-bold-predictions-training-camp-jalen-hurts-aj-brown/
  2. Brandon Graham hoping to stay with the Eagles beyond 2022 Glenn Erby July 28, 2022 5:31 am ET The Eagles are successfully undergoing a retool that has seen the roster get younger while maintaining their core group and identity. One of those core pieces is Brandon Graham, the popular defensive end that’ll be returning to the roster after missing the bulk of the 2021 season with a torn Achilles. Graham has always talked about finishing his career with the team that drafted him, and during a sitdown with Angelo Cataldi on the 94WIP morning show, the pass rusher made it clear that this season won’t be his last. The 34-year-old Graham has recently made the Pro Bowl and is one of the top run-stuffing defensive ends in the NFL. The year before tearing his Achilles, Graham posted 8.0 sacks, 16 QB hits, 13 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/07/28/philadelphia-eagles-news-brandon-graham-contract-free-agency-2023/
  3. Eagles' announcer Merrill Reese on Jalen Hurts: His arm strength is right there with top QB's Glenn Erby July 25, 2022 12:58 pm ET Much has been made about Jalen Hurts’ and his perceived lack of arm strength. One of the biggest concerns about Hurts’ future with the franchise stems from the perception that the third-year quarterback lacks the big-time arm strength needed to leaded Philadelphia back to postseason prominence. Over his first two seasons, Hurts has averaged 12.3 yards per completion, the 3rd-highest average in the NFL since 2020 among QBs with a minimum of 500 attempts (behind DeShaun Watson’s 12.6 and Jimmy Garoppolo’s 12.4), according to Reuben Frank. Hurts has the 3rd-highest average by any Eagles quarterback in the last 50 years (behind Michael Vick’s 12.9 and Ron Jaworski’s 12.9) per Frank. Head coach Nick Sirianni previously gave Hurts’ arm strength a vote of confidence, and now a legendary broadcaster has also weighed in. Merrill Reese told Dave Spadaro that Hurts’ arm strength is on par with some of the top passers in the NFL. Hurts doesn’t have to have the strongest arm, and if he can show improved accuracy and decision-making, the doubts should start to quiet down. Improved anticipation and ball delivery could catapult Philadelphia to the top of the NFC playoff picture. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/07/25/philadelphia-eagles-news-merrill-reese-jalen-hurts-arm-strength-nfl-quarterbacks-josh-allen/
  4. Asante Samuel explains how he knew Nnamdi Asomugha was overrated when he signed with Eagles Glenn Erby July 18, 2022 8:59 pm ET The acquisition of Darius Slay three years was widely praised because of his considerable abilities at cornerback. It presented Eagles fans with the first genuine opportunity to move on from the Nnamdi Asomugha disaster. Asomugha was considered one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks when he entered free agency in 2011, even though he was about to join the 30 and over club. Several teams pursued the Raiders’ All-Pro cornerback, and the Philadelphia Eagles offered the most attractive deal with $25 million guaranteed. Asomugha joined a secondary that boasted two other Pro Bowlers. Yet, the results were disastrous as Philadelphia went 12-20, allowing 60 touchdown passes over the next two seasons, as Andy Reid was eventually fired. A talented player in man-press coverage, Asomugha was a horrible fit with the Eagles and produced four interceptions in those 32 games. The now successful actor and producer benefited from alleged preferential treatment. One former All-Pro cornerback on his way out the door says he knew the outcome immediately. Asante Samuel Sr. was a recent guest on the ‘ I Am Athlete’ Podcast and called Asomugha "overrated” while discussing the former Philadelphia cornerback with future Ring of Honor inductee LeSean McCoy. Samuel told McCoy, Brandon Marshall, and Adam Jones that the NFL "makes up” and "controls the narrative” when hyping or promoting certain players. When discussing Asmugha, Samuel called the former NFL cornerback "overrated” and highlighted how his signing was a disaster from the first practice at the 23:16 mark of the video. CLICK ON LINK TO ARTICLE BELOW TO VIEW VIDEO Things never materialized for the guy widely considered the best cornerback in the NFL when the Eagles signed the former Raiders cornerback to a record-setting $60 million contract. A three-time All-Pro in Oakland, Asomugha was a shell of his former self in Philadelphia and was quickly run out of town after just two dreadful seasons. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/07/18/philadelphia-eagles-news-rumors-asante-samuel-nnamdi-asomugha-overrated-lesean-mccoy-i-am-athlete/
  5. Eagles' Kenneth Gainwell makes a PFF list of the NFL's most elusive running backs from 2021 Glenn Erby June 29, 2022 8:52 am ET The Eagles led the NFL in rushing last season with a committee approach and quarterback Jalen Hurts led everyone with almost 800-yards on the ground. Miles Sanders is a homerun hitter, and Boston Scott does everything well, but there’s not a more elusive runner on the team than the second-year dual-threat athlete, Kenneth Gainwell. Using a formula that’s based on missed tackles forced per attempt, PFF listed the top 25 most elusive running backs in the NFL last season, and Gainwell was the only Eagle to make the list, landing at No. 17. Gainwell made the list despite getting the least amount of carries among all the candidates, and it’s a major reason why experts around the league believe the former Memphis star could overtake Miles Sanders as the team’s top running back. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/29/philadelphia-eagles-news-nfl-pff-most-elusive-running-backs-kenneth-gainwell/
  6. Eagles have 4 players make Pete Prisco's Top 100 NFL Players list for 2022 Glenn Erby June 23, 2022 9:29 am ET With NFL training camps set to start in a little over a month, player rankings and top 100 lists are starting to be released and Philadelphia should be well represented. With the addition of A.J. Brown and Haason Reddick, star power was added to a roster that already includes Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, and the NFL’s top offensive line. CBS Sports Pete Prisco just released his annual top 100 players list, and the Eagles had four players land on the list, with their talented and ascending left tackle getting the highest ranking. Jordan Mailata, LT, 75 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Mailata was the first Eagle to make the list. Darius Slay, CB, 85 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Big play Slay makes the list, landing rather low at No. 85 on the list. Lane Johnson, RT, 90 (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.) The Eagles All-Pro makes the list at No. 90 on the list. A.J. Brown, WR, 94 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) The Eagles’ biggest acquisition in the past two years, Brown should immediately upgrade the play of Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert. Honorable Mentions (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Dallas Goedert Haason Reddick Jason Kelce https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-news-pete-prisco-100-players-list-mailata-slay/
  7. Eagles make a list of 5 overlooked teams entering the 2022 NFL season Glenn Erby June 14, 2022 9:12 am ET The Eagles enter the 2022 training camp as a true championship contender or a team that’s still a quarterback away depending on what NFL expert or analyst is evaluating the current roster. Despite adding Haason Reddick, A.J. Brown, Kyzir White, Jordan Davis, and Nakobe Dean, Philadelphia still isn’t the favorite in the NFC East. PFF recently looked at five teams around the NFL that are being overlooked and the Birds led the list. The Eagles are going to get off the bus running the football down the opposition’s throat, but the development of quarterback Jalen Hurts and his chemistry with wide receiver A.J. Brown will ultimately determine Philadelphia’s fate in the NFC. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/14/philadelphia-eagles-news-overlooked-teams-nfl-2022-free-agency-draft/
  8. Watch: Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon breaks down film of Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean Glenn Erby June 14, 2022 9:14 pm ET Jonathan Gannon was one of a handful of coordinators who was on hand for Georgia’s high-powered Pro Day in Athens back in March a month before the 2022 NFL draft. Fast forward a few months later and Philadelphia drafted both Bulldog All-Americans in Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean while adding Kansas edge rusher Kyron Johnson later in the draft for added pass rush prowess. The Eagles’ defensive coordinator recently peeled back the curtains with Fran Duffy from the teams’ official website, and using film from Georgia and Kansas, Gannon gave some insight into what all three players bring to the table defensively. CLICK ON LINK TO ARTICLE TO VIEW VIDEO The film review was refreshing from the standpoint of a coach’s point of view, while the results should make Philadelphia fans more than excited for the dynamic skill sets that all three players bring to the Eagles’ defense. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/14/philadelphia-eagles-news-jonathan-gannon-tape-nakobe-dean-jordan-davis-kyron-johnson-nfl-draft/
  9. Shane Steichen on what A.J. Brown brings to the Eagles, starting RG battle, and more at OTAs Glenn Erby June 5, 2022 11:56 am ET The Eagles are sticking to what works on offense, which means a continued dosage of Shane , Steichen, as the team’s primary play caller in 2022. Even after Philadelphia led the NFL in rushing last season, the Birds will look to increase their downfield passing after acquiring A.J. Brown via trade. Recently, Steichen met with the media and discussed Browns’ physicality, the battle at right guard, and Jalen Hurt’s progress entering year three with the Eagles. Steichen on A.J. Brown (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) He’s going to bring toughness. This guy is relentless. When you watch him on film, he’s hard to tackle. He’s a big-body receiver that’s very explosive, and when you see him on the practice field running routes, you can see the play strength, the explosive ability, in and out of breaks, and he just brings a great mindset to that room. Steichen on battle for starting RG spot Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Isaac Seumalo could have the lead currently. Steichen on calling the plays (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) Steichen confirmed that he’ll be the primary play caller again this season. Steichen on Jalen Hurts in year-2 of same system (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Hurts himself has admitted that 2022 will be the first time he’s had the same offensive system in back-to-back seasons since high school. I think what you’ve said is right. I think he said it, he hasn’t been in the same system since high school, dating back to high school. So just the terminology part, talking through it, it’s easy to talk in meetings right now. We’re having great discussions out on the practice field, just calling plays, getting in and out of the huddle, communicating with the wide outs, all those things, timing, anticipation, working through all those things, it’s been good to see. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-news-shane-steichen-aj-brown-isaac-seumalo-otas/
  10. Jeffrey Lurie's son Julian named to role of Eagles Business and Football Operations Strategy Glenn Erby June 1, 2022 6:47 pm ET The Eagles have a familiar name assuming a prominent role in the front office, as Julian Lurie, the son of team owner Jeffrey Lurie, has finally landed at the NovaCare Complex. According to Bo Wolf of The Athletic, the 26-year-old Lurie will assume the role of Eagles Business and Football Operations Strategy, dabbling in both the football and business side the organization. Lurie has already delved into the football side of operations, as he was among four high-ranking Eagles representatives on-site at the 2022 Senior Bowl a few months back. A Harvard grad who enjoys the analytical parts of the game also, the younger Lurie will be a someone to watch over the next 5-10 years as his influence over the organization continues to grow. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/01/philadelphia-eagles-news-jeffrey-lurie-julian-lurie-front-office-role-nfl-free-agency/
  11. The NFL's June 1 Date and four ways it will impact the Eagles Glenn Erby June 1, 2022 2:20 pm ET It’s not the official start of summer in the NFL, but June 1 is a huge date around the league and will likely play a factor in several players moving on, or teams taking a risk on a huge trade. In NFL terminology, June 1 is the final day that teams see all future prorated money accelerate as "dead money” if a player is released. Starting Thursday, June 2, any player who is released will only have his current season’s prorated money count against the salary cap and the rest will be deferred to 2023. Teams like the Eagles and others around the NFL will also pick up salary cap space as any player designated a post-June 1 release earlier this year will move from the active roster to the dead money side of the books. Here are four ways the June 1 date will and could impact the Eagles going forward. Fletcher Cox's initial release Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles shocked some people around NFL circles by risking the loss of defensive tackle Fletcher Cox after they released the 12-year veteran. Cox was re-signed on a $14 million deal and his initial release saves the club $5.3 million. Cox will now count for over $15 million on the 2023 salary cap, something Howie Roseman must address. Brandon Brooks officially retires Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The massive right guard played like an all-time great at times, but injuries eventually took their toll on Brooks. Brooks retiring saves the Eagles only $1.2 million in cap space. Brooks was originally scheduled to count for $19,439,235 on the 2022 salary cap and Philadelphia would have been on the hook for more than $15,736,472 in dead money with an outright release and/or retirement prior to June 1. With Brooks retiring that dead money gets spread out over two seasons ($5,939,235 in 2022, and $9,797,237 in 2023). Trade time Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Lots of trades happen after the June 1 date and a player to watch could be Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor, who could use a change of scenery. Had the Eagles traded Reagor prior to June 1, they have a dead cap hit of $3,605,700 on their books in 2022. Now the move becomes half that figure ($1,802,850) and more importantly, it would count toward 2023. Isaac Seumalo on borrowed time Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports A talented player when healthy, Seumalo offers the Eagles some salary cap relief, as Philadelphia has the top offensive line in football and would easily absorb his loss. Cutting Seumalo after June 1 saves the Eagles $5,650,000. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-news-june-1-date-salary-cap-fletcher-cox-jalen-reagor-brandon-brooks/
  12. 1 veteran player on roster bubble at each position group for the Eagles Glenn Erby May 9, 2022 10:06 am ET The Eagles have entered week three of the offseason workout program and as the organization works towards training camp, the roster has grown exponentially and several veterans could be on the bubble. With a massive undrafted free agent class, several talented players wanted unselecting, setting up the scenario where Philadelphia fills their roster with cheap, and valuable talent without guarantees. The quarterback, wide receiver, defensive tackle and cornerback positions offer several intriguing camp battles and we’ve highlighted one veteran player at each position who could be the odd man out. QB -- Reid Sinnett (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Gardner Minshew is a proven backup and a valuable insurance policy needed for any playoff team with aspirations of making a deep run. Sinnett is a talented prospect, but the third-year signal-caller will likely get passed over rocket-armed undrafted free agent, Carson Strong. RB -- Jason Huntley (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) Huntley is stuck behind three talented running backs and undrafted free agent Kennedy Brooks offers the size and running power of a Jordan Howard. WR -- Jalen Reagor (AP Photo/Jason Behnken) Reagor could be the odd man out because Philadelphia now has a handful of players that do the same things well. The Eagles signed Devon Allen and Britain Covey to handle duties in the return game, while Zach Pascal and A.J. Brown make the numbers crunch even tighter for the former first-round pick. Philadelphia now has 10 wide receivers on the roster and Reagor is the third highest player at the position. TE -- Noah Togiai (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) The knee-jerk reaction would be to place J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s name on the list, but even with the position switch, the former second-round pick is an established blocker and knows the system. Togiai is a former undrafted free agent and will likely be the odd man out unless rookie Grant Calcaterra simply can’t play. OT -- Brett Toth Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Solid left tackles are hard to find and Dillard will stay on the roster because a 17-game NFL season could cost Jordan Mailata a game or two. Le’Raven Clark can play both tackle positions, and with Jack Driscoll returning, Toth could be out. IOL -- Sua Opeta (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) Opeta is entering year-3 and guards like Kayode Awosika and Jack Driscoll offer more promise as backups behind Landon Dickerson and Isaac Seumalo. C -- Jack Anderson (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) If Cam Jurgens is truly the future at the center position then Anderson could be the odd man out with a definitely log jam of talent at guard. DE -- Tarron Jackson Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Jackson is a second-year player and not necessarily a veteran, but Philadelphia is exploring the option of having more pass rush production from the linebacker position in Jonathan Gannon’s hybrid system. With the Eagles expected to play a ton of 3-4 schemes and looks, Ali Yayad and Kyron Johnson could eliminate the need for a fifth pass rusher at the defensive end. DT -- Marlon Tuipulotu (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) The former USC Trojans defensive tackle makes the list because Howie Roseman wouldn’t have given guaranteed money to Noah Elliss if he felt Tuipulotu was the answer at wrecking the pocket. Edge Rusher/SAM LB -- Joe Ostman (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) Davion Taylor and Kyzir White will battle at the WILL linebacker spot, and the former Chargers linebacker could see time at middle linebacker in certain schemes. Haason Reddick will rush from the SAM, WILL, and defensive end position. With Nakobe Dean now on the roster, the linebacker rpositions get even murkier for guys like Joe Ostman. CB -- Craig James (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Philadelphia has 11 cornerbacks on the roster and James flourishes only as a special teams player. Andre Chachere and Zech McPhearson have also flourished in special teams roles, making a roster spot difficult for James. Slot CB -- Josiah Scott Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Avonte Maddox is the guy in the slot, but undrafted free agent Mario Goodrich offers promise at multiple positions, along with Zech McPhearson. S -- K'Von Wallace Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia has five true safeties on the roster and if Reed Blankenship can display ball skills this summer, things could get really interesting. Anthony Harris knows the defense, Marcus Epps is ascending, meaning Wallace is a player to watch if he doesn’t take the next steps. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-news-nfl-training-camp-rumors-roster-bubble-jalen-reagor-reid-sinnett/
  13. Eagles' projected offensive depth chart following the 2022 NFL Draft Glenn Erby May 16, 2022 11:11 am ET The Eagles are roaring towards the start of the 2022 training camp after an NFL draft class that landed several A grades from experts and analysts. On offense, the league’s top rushing offense returns intact, but the addition of A.J. Brown could open things up for Dallas Goedert while allowing Jalen Hurts to take the bull by the horn. Philadelphia is in phase two of the offseason workout program and the team will soon come together for two more OTA periods before breaking for the summer, and with late July fast approaching, let’s take a look at an early projected offensive depth chart following the draft. QB Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports QB Jalen Hurts — Starter Gardner Minshew 2nd Carson Strong 3rd Hurts is the starter and has the weapons around him to take the next steps as a passer. Gardner Minshew will be the backup unless a playoff-worthy team suffers a setback at quarterback. Carson Strong is the project and he’ll beat out Reid Sinnett for that third quarterback spot. RB Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Miles Sanders — starter Kenneth Gainwell 2nd Boston Scott 3rd Jason Huntley 4th Kennedy Brooks 5th Sanders is the starter entering a contract year, while the Eagles hope that Kenneth Gainwell can take the next step and shine as the No. 2 running back and as a dual threat pass catcher. Former Oklahoma running back and undrafted free agent Kennedy Brooks is a player to watch if Philadelphia chooses to replace Jordan Howard’s bruiser role. WR (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images) Devonta Smith — Starter, Jalen Reagor, John Hightower Quez Watkins — Slot, Greg Ward, Devon Allen, Deon Cain A.J. Brown — Starter, Zach Pascal, Britan Covey The addition of A.J. Brown from the Titans gives Philadelphia a bonafide one-two punch at wide receiver and Quez Watkins could be a beneficiary as well. Jalen Reagor is now No. 4 or No. 5 on the depth chart depending on how the Eagles view Zach Pascal after his time with the Colts. Devon Allen and Britain Covey are speedsters to watch as well. TE Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Dallas Goedert — Starter Grant Calcaterra Jack Stoll Richard Rodgers JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Tyree Jackson Goedert will enter his first year as the full-time starter and he’ll look to earn his first Pro Bowl berth. SMU’s Grant Calcaterra is the player to watch behind Goedert after Tyree Jackson suffered an ACL, while JJ Arcega-Whiteside will look to prolong his career with the Eagles from the tight end position. OL Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports LT Jordan Mailata, Andre Dillard LG Landon Dickerson, Sua Opeta, Josh Sills C Jason Kelce, Cam Jurgens RG Isaac Seumalo, Jack Driscoll, Kayode Awosika, Bill Dunkle RT Lane Johnson, Le’Raven Clark, Jarrid Williams Mailata and Dickerson form a monster duo on the left and Philadelphia is unlikely to break that tandem up, while Isaac Seumalo has earned the first shot at replacing the retired Brandon Brooks. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-news-2022-nfl-draft-projected-offensive-depth-chart/
  14. Eagles sign LB Nakobe Dean to rookie deal Glenn Erby May 16, 2022 12:01 pm ET The Eagles announced that they’ve signed former Georgia All-American linebacker and third-round pick, Nakobe Dean to his rookie deal. A projected first-round pick, Dean slipped in the draft after rumors swirled surrounding his health and overall durability heading into the 2022 NFL season. Dean is the fourth of five draft picks to sign, joining first-round pick Jordan Davis, and sixth-round picks linebacker Kyron Johnson and tight end Grant Calcaterra, leaving only second-round pick Cam Jurgens as the one unsigned rookie. Dean signed a four-year deal worth $5, 186,894 and will count $943K against the cap this coming season. During his three years of action in Athens, Dean logged 168 tackles, three forced fumbles, 7.5 sacks, and two interceptions. A captain on the 2021 National Championship team and leader of the Bulldogs’ stout defense, Dean was a unanimous All-American and won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/16/philadelphia-eagles-news-nakobe-dean-rookie-contract-details-nfl-draft/
  15. 5 takeaways from 1st day of Eagles rookie minicamp Glenn Erby May 6, 2022 4:19 pm ET The Eagles have three of their five 2022 NFL draft picks under contract, but that didn’t stop the entire class, 12 undrafted free agents and a host of other tryout hopefuls from hitting the field on the first day of rookie minicamp. Only the beginning of the session was open to the media, and afterward, head coach Nick Sirianni addressed the media, saying all the right things after Day 1. Here are five takeaways from the first day of rookie minicamp, along with notes and observations. 1. Eagles quickly noticing Carson Strong Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The former Nevada quarterback is already making a name for himself and with one of the biggest undrafted free agent signing bonuses, he’ll be around. Strong had an impressive first day according to head coach Nick Sirianni. 2. Jordan Davis looks imposing and in shape Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The No. 13 overall pick looks like he shed some weight and during drills, he looks even more athletic and agile. 3. Nakobe Dean is a player to watch Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The rookie linebacker has a presence about himself and it was apparent from Day 1 that Dean and Jonathan Gannon are going to become close friends. Head coach Nick Sirianni was already raving about Dean after one day of practice. 4. Eagles trying out a former basketball player Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Roseman loves experimenting and a new face was at the NovaCare Complex. A rookie and former Penn State basketball player named John Harrar is trying out as a tight end for the Eagles. Harrar is a local product who starred on the football field at Strath Haven, before heading to State College to play basketball. Listed at 6-9, 240, Harrar is a player to watch. 5. Georgia Bulldog swag Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports With only rookies and young players in attendance, Dean and Jordan Davis were the most accomplished players in the room and that moxie trickled down throughout the day. The former Georgia teammates will automatically make life easier for each other and coming from a program that just had 15 players drafted, they’ve been SEC test pros for years now. With Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and others heading into their later years, the 2022 stars offer the best hope for a continued culture of hard work and showing up daily. 6. Notes/Observations Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles could be switching defensive schemes and if not, they’ll employ a lot more 3-4 looks that could see Jordan Davis as the 1-technique, flanked by any combination of pass rushers and hybrid defenders. With Haason Reddick, Davis, Derek Barnett, Milton Williams, Kyron Johnson, Kyzir White, Nakobe Dean, and TJ Edwards, Philadelphia can employ several different schemes, with the personnel to switch out and not be outmatched. 7. Eagles will take it easy this spring Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles want to be one of the healthier teams in the NFL and they’ll do things unconventionally while trying to meet that goal. With training camp a few months away, Philadelphia will avoid doing any 11-on-11 work this spring, sticking to individual work and 7-on-7 passing drills. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/5-takeaways-from-1st-day-of-eagles-rookie-minicamp/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem_manual&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1pc2ESPtLW-ATkHMFc-kTiF2pD7fRvpOsIKZ65OkYe6YH_CVTr0gPAib4
  16. One WR for the Eagles in every round of 2022 NFL Draft Glenn Erby April 15, 2022 4:30 am ET We’re just two weeks away from the 2022 NFL draft and the Eagles clearly look like a team set to add another wide receiver to the roster. Philadelphia has had Jameson Williams, Chris Olave, and other top wide receivers in for top-30 visits after striking out on adding a big-named veteran during the free-agent process. If the Eagles draft a wide receiver in round one, it would mark the third consecutive draft that such a scenario has taken place, and it could mark the end for the 2020 first-round pick. Philadelphia yearns for an explosive passing game and there are several receivers on the board that can help elevate Jalen Hurts to the next tier as a passer. With the draft just around the corner, here’s one wide receiver for the Eagles in each round. First round --Jameson Williams WR Alabama Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Williams exploded for Alabama, logging 79 catches in 2021, for 1,572 receiving yards (5th in FBS), and tying for third with 15 receiving touchdowns in 15 starts. Playing with a frame that’s similar to DeVonta Smith, Williams was named a first-team Associated Press All-American, first-team All-SEC receiver and Co-SEC Special Teams Player of the Year, and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which honors the nation’s top receiver. First round -- Chris Olave WR Ohio State The former Ohio State star caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Buckeyes last season, and he’d give quarterback Jalen Hurts another polished route runner to target. Second round -- Jalen Tolbert WR South Alabama Mandatory Credit: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports At 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, Tolbert has the amazing size to match his outstanding speed on the outside. Third round --Khalil Shakir WR Boise State Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports Shakir stands at 6’0″, 190 pounds, and is a dynamic athlete. A more refined Quez Watkins, Shakir played in 12 games this past season, catching 77 passes for 1,117 receiving yards, with 7 touchdowns. Fourth round --Josh Johnson WR Tulsa Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Johnson’s not a burner, but he’s a sure-handed NFL slot receiver who flashes the ability to get downfield. Fifth round --Bo Melton WR Rutgers Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Melton played 56 games played at Rutgers, and his final season tally of 55 catches was the most by a Scarlet Knight since Leonte Carroo hit that mark in 2014. Melton finished his Rutgers career with 164 catches for 2,011 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. 6th round -- Dontario Drummond WR Mississippi Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports A fifth-year senior from Laurel, MS, Drummond led the Rebels with 76 receptions for 1,028 yards and eight touchdowns this season, including nine catches for 104 yards in the Sugar Bowl. 7th round --Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Thornton ran the fastest official 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine, clocking a 4.28. Thornton has visited the Broncos, Packers, and Bears, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/nfl-draft-2022-philadelphia-eagles-wide-receivers/
  17. Keneth Gainwell is planning to 'go off' in year-2 with the Eagles Glenn Erby April 16, 2022 9:56 am ET The Eagles have several needs heading into the NFL draft, but running back is not a position of need thanks to Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and second-year stud, Kenneth Gainwell. A star at the University of Memphis, Gainwell likely would have been selected way earlier than the fifth round, where he was selected by Philadelphia to bring his deal-threat abilities to Shane Steichen’s offense. Gainwell was solid as a rookie, and he’s looking for a more expanded role in 2022 behind Miles Sanders, who’s in the final year of his rookie deal. While working out in Florida, Gainwell sat down with Josh Tolentino of The Inquirer to discuss his offseason training program and his expectations for year two in Philadelphia. "I’m trying to go into Year 2 and go crazy,” Gainwell said during The Inquirer’s recent visit with him. "Year 1 was good for me. But I feel like Coach Sirianni, he knows what he got out of me. I’m coming back and I’m going to go off.” A fifth-round selection in 2021, Gainwell was without a doubt the Eagles’ best value pick after finishing his rookie season with 544 yards from scrimmage and 6 touchdowns. Per Reuben Frank, Gainwell is one of just two Philadelphia rookies drafted in the fifth round or later with 500+ scrimmage yards and 6+ touchdowns; the other was Calvin Williams in 1990. According to PFF, 28% of Gainwell’s runs went for first downs or touchdowns, and if the Eagles are to take the next step as an offense in 2022, Sirianni will need to utilize him even more. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/04/16/philadelphia-eagles-kenneth-gainwell-nfl-offseason-expanded-role-year-two-shane-steichen/
  18. Eagles hosted Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr. on a top-30 predraft visit Glenn Erby April 6, 2022 5:10 pm ET The Eagles have an urgent need at the cornerback position opposite Darius Slay and prior to Derek Stingley’s pro day at LSU, Philadelphia hosted former Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth on a top-30 visit. The 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback in the middle of the first-round and the former ACC star would be a perfect fit for the Eagles, as he’s most effective in zone coverage underneath than tight man. A ball-hawking cornerback with play-making instincts, Booth Jr. has elite burst when closing on the ball and he’s physical against the run as well. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/04/06/nfl-draft-2022-eagles-andrew-booth-top-30-visit/
  19. 4 takeaways from the Eagles trading two 2022 first-round picks for more draft assets in 2023 Glenn Erby April 4, 2022 4:46 pm ET In a move that was expected by most draft experts and insiders, the Eagles have moved a 2022 first-round pick back to 2023 by securing a huge trade that’ll send the No. 16, No. 19, and No. 194 to the Saints for the No. 18, No. 101, No. 237, a 2023 first-round pick, and 2024 second-round pick in return. The move gives New Orleans an extra first-round pick while giving Philadelphia an extra draft asset over the next two years. With the move now finalized and Philadelphia slotted at No. 15 and No. 18, here are four takeaways from the trade. 1. Jalen Hurts is on the clock Jan 16, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) looks to pass the ball in the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Nothing spells pressure for a quarterback like your franchise securing another first-round pick one year prior to one of the most quarterback-loaded NFL drafts in recent history. The Eagles have said all the correct things in regards to supporting Hurts and building around the third-year quarterback, but the facts remain that the dual-threat signal-caller must take tremendous steps as a passer and repeat his playoff performance or risk watching Howie Roseman target one of a handful of talented passers. With the move now finalized and Philadelphia slotted at No. 15 and No. 18, here are four takeaways from the trade. 2. Roseman got a 3-for-1 deal Oct 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman checks his phone before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans was desperate, so this can’t be considered a fleece, but Roseman clearly won another deal over an opposing NFL GM. Philadelphia parted with two first-round picks but received another one back in 2022 and one in 2023. The deal basically landed Philadelphia a third-rounder, 2023 first, and a 2024 second for the 16th pick. 3. 2022 NFL Draft Mar 23, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Garrett Wilson runs after making the catch during the Ohio State Pro Day at the Woody Hayes Facility. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia is still in a position to land a talented player at No. 15 and No. 18 while saving guaranteed money on a third first-round pick. The move also puts pressure on Howie Roseman to hit on both picks, landing instant impact players. 4. 2023 NFL Draft Dec 4, 2021; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) throws a pass against Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Will Anderson Jr. (31) during the SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Alabama won 41-24. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports If Hurts takes the next steps as a passer, then Philadelphia will have two more opportunities to build around their quarterback and they could potentially take a shot at acquiring Will Anderson Jr. If Hurts falters, the Eagles will have opportunities to land Bryce Young (Alabama), CJ Stroud (Ohio State), or one of the other strong-armed passers. 5. BONUS TAKEAWAY Saints’ Alvin Kamara (41) rushes against the Eagles Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 24-21. Jl Eagles 121320 19 Depending on what happens with New Orleans, they could be a 2022 playoff team or a team that because of a difficult schedule, a new head coach, and Jameis Winston coming off a knee injury, a team that finds itself picking in the top-10. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/nfl-draft-trade-philadelphia-eagles-2023-bryce-young-will-anderson/
  20. Eagles put George Karlaftis through individual workout as draft interest in Purdue pass rusher intensifies Glenn Erby March 30, 2022 5:34 pm ET The Eagles have a definite interest in former Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis and during the Boilermakers pro day on Wednesday, the franchise got an up close look at the chiseled pass rusher. Karlaftis ran a 4.71 40-yard dash in frigid temperatures while weighing in at 263 pounds. According to Aaron Wilson and others, Eagles brass actually ran Karlaftis’s position drills, and then put him through a private workout immediately afterwards. A first-team All-Big 10 selection and a third-team All-American in 2021, Karlaftis logged 5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, and a touchdown last season. He looks the part and like Derek Barnett and other pass rushers that Howie Roseman covets, he’ll pressure and get hits on the quarterback — key stats that Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman holds in the same regards as an actual sack. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/03/30/philadelphia-eagles-george-karlaftis-nfl-draft-workout-purdue-pro-day/ CLICK ON LINK ABOVE TO VIEW VIDEOS IN ARTICLE
  21. 15 biggest salary cap hits for the Eagles in 2022 after first wave of NFL free agency Glenn Erby March 28, 2022 10:58 am ET One of the most important off-season’s in Eagles franchise history is underway and with Carson Wentz’s dead money off the books, the Birds are looking at much greener pastures from a salary cap standpoint. After the salary cap decreased from $198.2 million in 2020 to $182.5 million in 2021 due to the COVID-19 impact, the cap will rise to $208.2 million in 2022. The Eagles have been efficient during free agency, likely due to some substantial cap hits heading into 2022, some of whom could be potential cap casualties or possible trade candidates. Here’s a look at the 15 biggest cap hits on the books for the Eagles in 2022 after some restructures, and the first wave of free agency, courtesy of Over The Cap. 1. DT Javon Hargrave -- $17,802,000 Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (97) against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Hargrave tops the list after Darius Slay restructured his deal. Hargrave signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Eagles. Hargrave received $26 million fully guaranteed. The full guarantee consists of Hargraves 2020 and 2021 base salaries and workout bonuses. The Eagles converted $11.76 million of Hargrave’s 2021 salary into a signing bonus to reduce his salary-cap charge by $9.408 million, while also adding another voidable contract year to maximize the proration. The move added $2.35 million to Hargrave’s 2022 cap number and $7 million to his dead money if his contract voids in 2023. Potential cap casualty? Absolutely not: Between his base salary and bonuses, Hargrave is due $16,758,000 in 2022, none of it guaranteed, so he along with Darius Slay could be in line for a new deal. 2. OT Lane Johnson $15,763,000 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) A Pro Bowl and All-Pro right tackle, Johnson is the glue that holds Philadelphia’s offensive line together. Johnson is due $7M in guarantees and another $8M in bonus. Potential cap casualty? No chance. 3. DT Fletcher Cox $14,000,000 Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Cox will cost the Eagles almost $26M in dead money with his post-June 1 release, but he’s back on a 1-year, $14 million deal. 4. CB Darius Slay -- $9,731,000 Philadelphia Eagles’ Darius Slay plays during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) The Eagles have converted $14.88M of the Pro Bowl cornerback’s salary into a signing bonus, creating $11.904M in 2022 cap space, per source. The move saves $11.904 million in salary cap space for Philadelphia and Slay gets almost $15 million converted into a signing bonus. During the 2021 NFL season, Slay tallied 52 tackles (40 solo), three interceptions, three touchdowns, two fumble recoveries and nine pass defenses across 16 appearances in 2021, while making another Pro Bowl. Slay also returned each of his three interceptions for touchdowns, marking the first time in his career that he scored more than once in a campaign. 5. DE Brandon Graham $9,413,000 Sep 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (55) takes off his helmet after being injured during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Even before Howie Roseman talked about a role for Graham, it was unlikely that Philadelphia would part ways because of the salary cap. Graham is due $1,150,000 of base salary in 2022, another $8,163,000 in bonus, with none of his money guaranteed. Graham will be on the roster because it’ll cost the Eagles -$17,061,000 in cap space to cut Graham with a post-June 1 designation. 6. C Jason Kelce -- $8,045,000 Oct 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) reacts toward the referee over a penalty that costs the Eagles a touchdown during the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Kelce announced that he was returning to play for the Eagles for his 12th NFL season and he’ll be paid like the top center in the NFL with a one-year, $14 million deal. The contract was structured to benefit the Eagles. Base salary: $1,120,000 Signing bonus: $10,130,000 Roster bonus escalator: Up to $3 million Cap hit in 2022: $8,045,000 7. OG Isaac Seumalo $7,668,000 Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Potential Cap Casualty? No: It was initially believed that Seumalo would be a candidate to save some money, but he’s a talented guard and can play center if Jason Kelce decides to retire. Philadelphia would save $5M by moving on from Seuamlo, but at what cost to their offensive line depth. 8. OG Brandon Brooks -- $7,059,235 Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Brooks is an awesome human being who has been unable to stay healthy over the past three seasons. Philadelphia wanted Brooks healthy at the season’s end for salary cap purposes in regards to a potential trade, release, or outright retirement, and the former All-Pro did the latter. Philadelphia reworked Brook’s salary, reducing his 2022 cap number from $19.4m to $7.1m. The only ‘22 cash was a $1.12m non-gtd base salary. 10. K Jake Elliott $5,086,000 Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports 11. WR DeVonta Smith $4,577,589 Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports 12. LT Jordan Mailata $4,372,000 Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (68) consoles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) after throwing an interception against the New York Giants during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) The first year of his four-year, $64 million deal will see Mailata make just $965K in base salary. 13. OT Andre Dillard $3,936,095 (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) Dillard is a potential trade candidate that would save the Eagles $1 million i salary cap space. 14. LB Haason Reddick -- $3,878,000 Oct 3, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Carolina Panthers linebacker Haason Reddick (43) against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Reddick signed a 3-year, $45 million deal with the Eagles, but the details can be found in the contract numbers. The deal includes a $13,715,000 signing bonus, $30,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2022, Reddick will earn a base salary of $1,035,000, a signing bonus of $13,715,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,028,000 and a dead cap value of $30,000,000. 15. TE Dallas Goedert $3,766,732 Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) makes a catch for a touchdown in the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in East Rutherford. Nyj Vs Phi Goedert will start the first year of a 4-year, $57 million contract in 2022. 16. DE Josh Sweat $3,628,000 (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) Sweat will start the first year of his new 3-year, $40 million deal. 17. WR Jalen Reagor $3,619,276 (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-2022-nfl-free-agency-salary-cap-contract-details-hargrave/
  22. NFL free agency: Eagles interested in CB Stephon Gilmore Glenn Erby March 25, 2022 8:54 am ET The Eagles have a need at cornerback and according to the wife of one Pro Bowl coverguy, Howie Roseman has already inquired about his services. Gabrielle Gilmore, the wife of free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore was chatting on Twitter with fans about potential destinations when she referenced the Eagles placing a phone call about acquiring the former South Carolina’ star’s services. One fan let Gilmore know that Philadelphia has an open spot at cornerback, and the Pro Bowlers wife let the fan know that interest has already been shown. Gilmore, the 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, remains unsigned as the 2022 NFL free agency period extends into its second week and the 31-year-old is coming off a Pro Bowl year with the Carolina Panthers, proving that he’s still one of the best cornerbacks in the league. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/03/25/philadelphia-eagles-stephon-gilmore-nfl-free-agency-gabrielle-gilmore/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1jcXGoM2ABksP4_vVVXM5WmRsm3wqUzTRDcIs1fi_5-GPEWB6SjJTVjH8
  23. Eagles to host Jalen Pitre, CB Ahmad 'Sauce' Gardner on top-30 predraft visits Glenn Erby March 26, 2022 9:42 am ET The Eagles have an urgent need at both safety and cornerback, so this NFL offseason has presented the perfect backdrop to scout some of the nation’s best talent. The cornerbacks and safeties that’ll be available in the first two rounds could provide defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon with the versatile assets in the secondary needed to disrupt opposing quarterbacks. Mike Kaye and Aaron Wilson of the Pro Football Network are reporting that Philadelphia has top-30 predraft visits scheduled with Baylor’s Jalen Pitre, and Cincinnati’s all-world cornerback, Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner. Jalen Pitre National Team safety Jalen Pitre of Baylor (8) in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) If Howie Roseman can’t lure Tyrann Mathieu to Philadelphia via free agency, then Pitre would be the next best thing. A versatile safety who can cover in the slot, Pitre is exactly what the Eagles defense needs to take the next step. Pitre is a nickel/linebacker-hybrid player in the STAR role that Jalen Ramsey plays for the Rams and he’d immediately give Jonathan Gannon a versatile weapon to attack opposing offenses. Sauce Gardner Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Ahmad Gardner (1) celebrates a sack of Houston Cougars quarterback Clayton Tune (3) in the second quarter during the American Athletic Conference championship football game, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. Houston Cougars At Cincinnati Bearcats Aac Championship Dec 4 Howie Roseman will likely have to trade up in the draft to land the top cornerback on the board. Listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Gardner is a shutdown corner that rarely allowed a catch while at Cincinnati. Gardner also has visits with the New York Jets, New York Giants, Detroit Lions, and Seattle Seahawks, according to Wilson. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-jalen-pitre-ahmad-gardner-nfl-draft-visits/
  24. Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon gets an up-close look at Penn State’s pro day Glenn Erby March 24, 2022 12:42 pm ET The Eagles are adjusting and retooling their defensive personnel to properly fit Jonathan Gannon’s scheme. The Penn State Nittany Lions are holding their pro day on Thursday and the Eagles defensive coordinator has a birds eye view of several top flight defenders. The player for Gannon to watch was Penn State star safety Jaquan Brisker. A freakish athlete that can do it all from the safety position, Brisker can cover out of the slot, play the run from the box, or hover as a deep safety. Other players to watch were Arnold Ebikiete, a talented pass rusher. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2022/03/24/eagles-penn-state-pro-day-nfl-draft-jaquan-brisker/
  25. Garrett Wilson on DeVonta Smith being a dawg; Potentially playing for Nick Sirianni and the Eagles Glenn Erby March 23, 2022 6:26 pm ET The Eagles have been linked to former Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson for months now. During a recent chat with Josh Tolentino Of The Inquirer, the All-American wide out called DeVonta Smith a "dawg” who had one of the greatest performances he’d ever seen a few years back. The former Lake Travis High School star logged 70-catches, for 1,058-yards and 12 touchdowns during his final season in Columbus, and the crafty wide receiver has been mocked to Philadelphia on several occasions this winter. He’d give Jalen Hurts another smooth route runner on the outside and Philadelphia would finally have a receiving corps that can match other teams in the NFC. Here’s what Wilson had to say about the Eagles. Wilson on DeVonta Smith Jan 16, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards (32) defends during the second half in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Wilson is used to sharing the stage with another high profile player and it would give Philadelphia a formidable trio on the outside. Wilson on playing for the Eagles Mar 3, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson (WO39) goes through a drill during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The former Ohio State star has previouslyaddressed growing up an Eagles fan, and he reiterated that he’d be to join Nick Sirianni’s roster. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/garrett-wilson-philadelphia-eagles-nfl-draft-devonta-smith/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2f1zzkihoPb4tq0ksbdh9uIkLSL5VPR-sVmhufs_a3IGEf0npqJNQtyBw
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