Eagles To Host DB Jaylen Watkins

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The Eagles are bringing in University of Florida cornerback/safety Jaylen Watkins for a visit, according to an NFL source. He is expected to arrive in Philly on April 2.

Watkins (6-0, 194) is the brother of Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who is projected to be a top-10 pick. Jaylen started nine games for the Gators this season — three at cornerback and six at safety. He finished the year with 52 tackles and seven passes defensed. The Cape Coral, Florida native had three interceptions while with the Gators — all of them coming in 2012. Read more »

Mystery Teams In On Jackson?

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DeSean Jackson
is in Washington today to meet with the Redskins. According to Ian Rapoport, his visit to D.C. will span a couple days.

 

Sounds like there are more suitors beyond that.

 

Out of the three teams mentioned by name, the Redskins make the most sense to me. Read more »

Jackson To Visit Redskins

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DeSean Jackson
will be in Washington Monday to visit with the Redskins, a source confirmed.

There does not appear to be any other scheduled visits at this time.

Asked about the chances of Jackson signing in Washington, a source close to Jackson offered: “I don’t think they are bringing him in to kick the tires.” Read more »

Police: DeSean Not Under Investigation

A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department told Birds 24/7 Friday afternoon that DeSean Jackson is not under investigation for wrongdoing related to the break-in at his South Philadelphia residence in January. Further, there was a discrepancy on the original police report that has since been corrected. Read more »

Wake-Up Call: Why the Eagles Passed On Byrd

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

Jeffrey Lurie made it clear that if Chip Kelly wanted him to write a large check to land Jairus Byrd, he would have obliged.

The head coach, though, said his sights were set elsewhere.

“We looked at everybody,” said Kelly. “We did an extensive study, our coaches and personnel department on everybody that’s available. We all felt when it came down to it that Malcolm [Jenkins] was the best fit for what we do defensively and we were excited to get him. He was the number one guy that we went after and we got the number one guy we wanted.”

That’s a head-scratcher, at least on the surface. Byrd is largely considered the better football player. He’s been the superior playmaker [Jenkins has six interceptions in five NFL seasons; Byrd has 22 over that same time]. So what went into their thinking? Read more »

Mathis Eyeing New Deal

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles
ORLANDO, Fla. — Evan Mathis
would like a new contract and the Eagles are open to moving him. Sound familiar?

Right before the hour-long sit-down with Chip Kelly at the owners meeting this morning, with the DeSean Jackson trade talk on top of everyone’s mind, Ian Rapoport reported that Mathis wants a raise and that the Eagles, in turn, have made it known that the guard is available via trade. A league source confirmed the report. Read more »

Wake-Up Call: A Closer Look At Sanchez

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ORLANDO, Fla. — All the DeSean Jackson hoopla has overshadowed the news that the Eagles are taking a serious look at one Mark Sanchez.

The 27-year-old was released on Friday — the same day the Jets signed Michael Vick. Rex Ryan said they were entertaining the idea of holding onto Sanchez, but decided to move on when the opportunity to land Vick arose. Thus ended a peculiar up-and-down five seasons in New York. Read more »

Vick Weighs In On DeSean Jackson

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Michael Vick
provided some interesting comments about the DeSean Jackson situation on Tuesday.

During his appearance on Mike & Mike, Vick was asked why the Eagles might be looking to move on from the 27-year-old receiver.

Chip Kelly is a leader. I think you have to know Chip Kelly to understand what kind of person he is,” said Vick.”DeSean is not a bad person by any stretch, but I think certain organizations want things done a certain way. DeSean is a very productive player and everybody has a lot of respect for him but at the end of the day, Chip Kelly’s decision and what he’s going to do is his decision.” Read more »

Source: Eagles Interested In Mark Sanchez

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The Eagles are interested in quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to a league source, but there is still a hurdle or two to clear.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says the Birds are expected to sign Sanchez, who was recently let go by the Jets. We were told that a signing is not yet imminent, mainly because there is still a medical evaluation process to go through. The 27-year-old missed the entire 2013 campaign after injuring his throwing shoulder in the preseason. He had labrum surgery back in October. The Jets designated Sanchez’s release as a “failed physical.” Read more »

Roseman and the DeSean/Culture Question

Eagles QB Nick Foles talks to WR Desean Jackson during the Eagles-Cowboys game. 10/20/13
ORLANDO — It’s not really about the “if” anymore. The Eagles are looking to deal DeSean Jackson and everyone – from the executives roaming the halls of the Ritz-Carlton this week to the fans at home – seems to know it.

It’s really about the “why.”

Why would the Eagles be looking to get rid of a 27-year old wide receiver who is coming off a career year and his third Pro Bowl bid? If you are in serious pursuit of this franchise’s first Super Bowl championship, why remove one of the most productive players from that equation?

This is how Howie Roseman responded to that inquiry: Read more »

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