Now that we’re in the New Year, a couple notes to keep in mind for the months ahead.
First, the draft. The Eagles have the fourth pick in the first round, behind the Chiefs (1), Jaguars (2) and Raiders (3). They get the 35th overall pick (second round) and the 66th pick (third round). According to the team’s Web site, the Eagles have their own selections in the fourth and fifth rounds. They have one sixth-round pick (from the Broncos in the Brodrick Bunkley trade) and two seventh-rounders (their own, and one from Cleveland in the David Sims deal).
The Senior Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 26 in Mobile, Alabama. The NFL combine is Feb. 20 in Indianapolis. Birds 24/7 will be on location at both events.
Free agency begins March 12 at 4 p.m.
And while the schedule won’t be announced for a few months, we do know the team’s opponents. In addition to the Cowboys, Giants and Redskins, the Eagles will host the Bears, Lions, Chiefs, Chargers and Cardinals.
On the road, they’ll take on the Packers, Vikings, Broncos, Raiders and Bucs (in addition to the NFC East opponents).
As others have noted, if Andy Reid does in fact go to Arizona, he’ll be at the Linc for a game next season. Just four of the team’s 13 opponents (the Redskins, Packers, Vikings and Broncos) made the postseason this year.