Philadelphia Eagles News and Links for 3/11/23.
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Eagles 2023 free tracking rumors and reports – PhillyVoice
Fletcher Cox is not expected to re-sign with the Eagles (3/11). According to the @letsgo2thephone Twitter account, Cox is likely to move to a new team. These guys were all over the place with the Cox release/re-signing a year ago, so they’re not just some random jabrons who don’t know anything and I’m curious to see if they’ll be 2/2 on Cox news in back-to-back seasons. In 2022, Cox (32) had better stats (43 tackles, 7 sacks) than the previous year and is still a decent starter, but he never really felt like an impact player and it became pretty easy to see his game decline.
Report: Eagles clear Darius Slay’s agent to seek trade – BGN
Now, that doesn’t mean the Eagles will definitely move on from Slay. They’d probably prefer to keep him while they restructure his contract to lower his $26.1 million cap hit this year. But can the two sides agree on a way forward? For that matter, the Eagles can only get $3.7 million in cap space by trading Slay before June 1st. And that with 22.4 million dollars of dead money. The Eagles would get $8.6 million in 2023 and $13.8 million in 2024 if they traded him after June 1st … but waiting that long wouldn’t be ideal. It’s hard to see the market for his services getting any better after teams sign him in free agency and select him in 2023. NFL draft a class expected to offer quality talent at the position. Some have wondered if the Eagles’ willingness to send Slay means they plan to keep James Bradberry instead. This is probably not the case. Again, it’s not like trading Slay frees up a lot of funds. Bradberry is expected to receive a big contract in free agency. The Eagles don’t seem ready to beat out all the other multi-year offers for a cornerback entering his age-30 season.
Darius Slay trade? + Eagles stay or go + Free agent targets – BGN Radio
Brandon Lee Gowton and Jimmy Kempski’s NFL free agent preview discussing the likelihood of the Eagles retaining each of their free agents, the possibility of a Darius Slay trade (top news during the package) and potential fits for the Birds to sign. Connect with us on Twitter: @BrandonGowton, @JimmyKempski, @BGN_Radio, @BleedingGreen Use discount code BGN15 at RighteousFelon.com for 15% off your order! The same promotion applies to WildRangerPet.com.
BG Returns – Iggles Blitz
Slay is a good player. He is also 32 years old. All one has to do is look around the league to see veterans being cut left and right. Hell, just look at what happened to James Bradberry last year. I think it would be wise for him to work something out with the Eagles. You know the old saying… better the devil you know than the devil you don’t. I think Howie is handling this the right way. He must know that the market for a 32-year-old who wants big money will be very limited. There are some really good corners in the draft. Teams will see that and may be hesitant to pay Slay the money he wants. You’d hate to lose Slay if things don’t work out, but the Eagles have to keep an eye on the future. If they need to be young in 2023 to get in better shape and try to develop young talent, so be it. The Eagles could also add veteran CBs who are cheaper. They found Steve Nelson in 2021 and Bradberry last year. There are several veteran corners available in free agency, and even more could be cut. The Eagles will have options. Hopefully keeping Slay is one of them.
What we can all learn from Brandon Graham’s career – NBCSP
All day, Brady got rid of the ball a split second before BG or any of the Eagles’ forwards could get there. Graham just kept his head down and kept chasing. All those 35 or 40 failed rushes made him even hungrier and more determined to finally make a play. And I’ve always looked at that game, that historic Eagles’ only championship game in 60 years, as a metaphor for BG’s career. No matter how many times he failed, he wasn’t going to stop trying. No matter how many times he came up empty, he will keep pushing harder and harder.
Audible: Eagles get on the mic for Super Bowl LVII – PE.com
Nick Sirianni, Jalen Hurts, Jason Kelce and Brandon Graham provide an angle of Super Bowl LVII that fans have yet to experience — until now. [BLG Note: I can’t bring myself to watch this. Let me know if you have the strength to do so.]
Report: Cowboys ‘called’ about free agent Bobby Wagner – Blogging The Boys
On March 12, 2022, Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Bobby Wagner parted ways, and he signed a five-year, $50 million contract with Los Angeles Rams. Now, nearly a year later, Wagner is a free agent again and looking for a home in 2023 Dallas Cowboys were tossed around as a landing spot last year, given Wagner’s familiarity with defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Dallas was kicked out of the mix early because the price was too high. Another time, the Cowboys are still willing to kick the tires on a future Hall of Famer coming to DFW. NFL Insider Jordan Schultz reports.
Big Blue View Mailbag: Daniel Jones contract, free agent options, NFL draft, more – Big Blue View
John, I absolutely think that with 11 draft picks, a need for a third quarterback, and the reality that they probably won’t want to spend significant free agent money on a No. 3 quarterback, the Giants could – and probably should – select a quarterback somewhere in the upcoming draft. I don’t think it will be Hendon Hooker. I doubt Hooker will come out of the 2nd round and it seems foolish for the Giants to select a quarterback early after the deal they just gave Daniel Jones. On Day 3 of the draft, I think there are several possibilities. I haven’t really studied them, I haven’t yet asked the great Mark Schofield for his opinion on the Day possibilities. I won’t be at all surprised if the Giants use a Day 3 pick on a developing cornerback.
Report: NFL owners don’t have votes to remove Dan Snyder; Jeff Bezos May Finally Offer After Signing Nondisclosure Agreement – Hogs Haven
The New York Post is now reporting that NFL owners don’t have the necessary 24 votes needed to remove Snyder. The move always seemed unlikely, with one source describing why the owners are now hesitant to make the unprecedented move. […] Dan Snyder reportedly blocked Bezos from bidding and accessing the team’s finances because of his ownership of the Washington Post and their investigations into the team and Snyder. Bezos is the richest bidder linked to the sale and could easily give Snyder the $6 billion he is reportedly seeking for the franchise.
Anthony Richardson tops combine highlights to reconsider; thoughts on Panthers’ No. 1 pick – NFL.com
The ultra-explosive inner rusher is built like a fire hydrant and plays like a bull in a china shop. Kancey’s exceptional first step speed, quick count anticipation, and hand-to-hand combat skills make him a nightmare on the line of scrimmage. While he possesses substandard physical dimensions (6-1, 281 pounds), the Pitt product’s outstanding speed (4.67-second 40-yard dash), athleticism and disruptive production (14.5 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss in two years as a regular player) starter) conjures up images of another Pitt product, Aaron Donald. While it’s unfair to compare Kancey to the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, the similar frame, disruptive style of play and college helmet make it difficult to fail. With more tape study and Pitt’s pro day on the horizon (March 29), scouts can determine if Kancey possesses the tools to develop into a difference maker in NFL trenches. [BLG Note: I really like Kancey.]
Artificial turf is a potential factor in the death of 6 Phillies players from cancer – SB Nation
If you’ve played youth field sports at any level you’ve probably had at least some contact with artificial turf. There are now serious concerns about prolonged exposure to the playing surface. Six former Philadelphia Phillies players, Tug McGraw, Darren Daulton, John Vukovich, John Oates, Ken Brett and David West, have died of glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer that appears to indicate a connection in their environment – with the turf inside Veterans Stadium from 1971 to 2003 is a common factor. An extensive report by the Philadelphia Inquirer said six players died in their 40s or 50s, about three times the rate of the average adult population. Even more alarming was their joint diagnosis of glioblastoma.
What the Panthers’ trade up to No. 1 means for the rest of the NFL draft – The Ringer
The deck has been reshuffled into the Top 10, and that new order is reflected in Danny Kelly’s latest mock draft in the Ringer NFL Draft Guide. But just one mock draft can’t capture all the ramifications of a top pick trading hands. To look at all the waves, we’ll start with the stone that fell into the lake: Panthers rise.
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