Report: Eagles Show Interest In DL Bryant
The Eagles are among six teams showing interest in Raiders defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports.
We wrote about Bryant earlier today in our list of 25 potential free-agent targets for the Eagles. At 6-6, 311, he brings length and versatility to the table. And Bryant is only 27-years-old.
He played defensive tackle in the Raiders’ 4-3 last year, but could swing out to a 5-technique defensive end in a 3-4. Bryant had four sacks to go along with 11 QB hits and 20 hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.
Bryant was arrested in February on charges of criminal mischief.
According to Cole, the Patriots, 49ers, Seahawks, Jaguars and Raiders (re-sign) are also in the mix.
Some other notes from today:
* Evan Silva of Rotoworld has a great piece up, projecting where the top-100 free agents will go, along with guesses on contract details. He’s got the Eagles ending up with safety Dashon Goldson (five years, $40.5 million); wide receiver Danny Amendola (three years, $18.5 million); right tackle Eric Winston (four years, $22.5 million); cornerback Greg Toler (three years, $13.5 million); and defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois (three years, $12 million).
Here’s what Silva writes about Goldson:
Goldson wants Eric Weddle money — $8 million per year — and he’s earned it while emerging as the league’s premier cover safety. The 49ers never gave serious consideration to franchise tagging Goldson, and appear to have washed their hands. Philadelphia has cap space to pay Goldson, and new VP of Player Personnel Tom Gamble was in San Francisco’s front office during Goldson’s development. He’d fill a gaping need at free safety.
* Speaking of Goldson, ESPN’s Adam Schefter disagrees with Silva. During an interview with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic today, Schefter said, “I’ll be surprised if Dashon Goldson ends up in Philadelphia.” He added that he expects other teams to shell out more money than the Eagles for Goldson’s services.
* Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith has been linked to the Eagles, but they’ll have plenty of competition for his services. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are poised to make a run at Smith “at the right price.”
* And in case you missed it, two big trades today. The Seahawks acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Vikings for a first-rounder, a seventh-rounder and a mid-round pick in 2014. And the two Super Bowl teams made a swap, with the 49ers landing wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Ravens for a sixth-round pick.
* Free agency kicks off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, but there will likely be plenty to cover between now and then.
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