Cayleb Jones. (USA Today Sports)
The Eagles picked eight times in the draft this year, but because their selections were backloaded on the third day, the team changed up their approach to signing undrafted free agents.
“We were extremely aggressive. I’d say more so than ever before,” Howie Roseman said. “Just in terms of the opportunity, because of the lack of picks. It was much easier for us to go about it and say, ‘Hey look, we didn’t have a 2, we didn’t have a 4, we didn’t have a lot of picks in this draft.’ We made our case to the agents and the players, and we’ve been doing that for a couple of weeks.”
The Eagles announced the signing of 16 undrafted free agents yesterday, which will put them at the 90-man limit once the last three draft picks agree to terms. Let’s take a look at who the Eagles brought in. Read more »
Marcus Johnson. (USA Today Sports)
The Eagles have signed 16 undrafted free agents, the team announced Thursday evening. The players are: Read more »
Kevin Monangai. (Jeff Fusco)
The Eagles released running back Kevin Monangai and defensive tackle Travis Raciti, the team announced Thursday. In the last few days, they’ve also cut safety Jerome Couplin, wide receiver Freddie Martino, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, running back Ross Scheuerman and fullback Ryan Mueller. Read more »
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I don’t think it is viable.
The fan-player relationship is one factor to consider. While the merits of Bradford’s actions can be (and have been) debated, the general perception will be difficult to overcome — that a well-paid quarterback, a fresh $5.5 million in his pocket, opted not to show up to work and tried to bail on this team and this city when the going got tough.
Again, the situation is more nuanced than that, but this is about perception. And if there are two things Philadelphians can’t stand, it’s 1) people shying away from adversity and 2) feeling rejected. In the case of Bradford, it’s a double-whammy. Read more »
Jeffrey Lurie (Photo by: Jeff Fusco)
While the Eagles’ undrafted free agents haven’t been announced yet, we have a pretty good idea of what their roster will look like this season with the draft and free agency frenzy behind us. Let’s break the team down position by position on offense and defense, considering only where they stand for 2016. Read more »
Wendell Smallwood. (USA Today Sports)
The Eagles agreed to terms with five of their draft picks — Blake Countess, Alex McCalister, Jalen Mills, Wendell Smallwood and Joe Walker — on four-year deals, the team announced Wednesday evening. That leaves Carson Wentz, Isaac Seumalo and Halapoulivaati Vaitai unsigned. Read more »
Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)
There’s still plenty of buzz about the Eagles, their draft, and of course, their quarterback situation. Here’s a roundup of what the national media — plus a couple of local writers — are saying. Read more »
Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)
UPDATE: Geoff Mosher tweeted out a few updates.
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Blake Countess. (USA Today Sports)
Here are some numbers of note as it applies to the Eagles’ 2016 draft class:
57.1 — Carson Wentz‘s accuracy percentage under pressure last year according to Pro Football Focus. That ranks 27th among quarterbacks in this draft. Paxton Lynch had a 70.3 completion rate and Jared Goff 64.7 when pressured by comparison. Read more »
Jerome Couplin. (Jeff Fusco)
The Eagles continue to make cuts as they make room for a group of undrafted free agents.
On Monday, they released safety Jerome Couplin and wide receiver Freddie Martino. Today, they parted ways with linebacker Brandon Hepburn, running back Ross Scheuerman and fullback Ryan Mueller.
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