Wake-Up Call: Sizing Up the Division Moves

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We’ve had several requests to update the free-agent happenings across the rest of the division. And since we’re a publication of the people, we’re happy to oblige (with an assist from NFL.com).

COWBOYS

Signings: DT Terrell McClain, DT Henry Melton, DE Jeremy Mincey, QB Brandon Weeden
Losses: DE DeMarcus Ware, DT Jason Hatcher, S Danny McCray, C Phil Costa
Still unsigned: WR Miles Austin, DE Anthony Spencer




Analysis (from John Clayton): They had to cut Ware, they haven't been able to re-sign Anthony Spencer and Jason Hatcher signed with the rival Washington Redskins. All of a sudden, the defensive line has gone from known quantities to George Selvie, Frank Kearse, Nick Hayden and Jeremy Mincey. The Cowboys switched to a 4-3 defense last year and now they are scrambling to find four quality defensive linemen.

REDSKINS

Re-signed: LB Brian Orakpo, LB Riley Perry, WR Santana Moss, S Brandon Meriweather, CB DeAngelo Hall
Free-agent additions:
Hatcher, DT Clifton Geathers, LB Adam Hayward, LB Akeem Jordan, G Shawn Lauvao, CB Tracy Porter, WR Andre Roberts, LB Darryl Sharpton
Losses:
LB Darryl Tapp, C J.D. Walton
Still unsigned
: LB Rob Jackson, DE Adam Carriker (released).

Analysis (from Pete Prisco):  Once upon a time, the Redskins were huge players in free agency. Now they are a lot smarter. They signed seven free agents and four of them should be starters: Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, receiver Andre Roberts, corner Tracy Porter and guard Shawn Lauvao. They also re-signed linebacker Perry Riley and corner DeAngelo Hall, two starters. I like what Washington did without a huge splash. Grade: A-

GIANTS

Re-signed: LB Jon Beason, S Stevie Brown, K Josh Brown, RB Peyton Hillis, FC Henry Hynoski, CB Trumaine McBride, QB Curtis Painter
Free-agent additions: S Quintin Demps, WR Trindon Holliday, RB Rashad Jennings, WR Mario Manningham, LB Jameel McClain, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, LB O'Brien Schofield, G Geoff Schwartz, CB Walter Thurmond,J.D. Walton
Losses: G Kevin Boothe, DT Linval Joseph, S Ryan Mundy, TE Brandon Myers, WR Hakeem Nicks, LB Keith Rivers, DE Justin Tuck
Unsigned: CB Terrell Thomas, CB Aaron Ross, DT Mike Patterson

Analysis (from Dan Graziano):

Most significant signing: We'll go with the most expensive and most recent one, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who signed for five years and $39 million ($15 million guaranteed) on Monday evening...

Most significant loss:
Defensive end Justin Tuck, who was a co-captain and two-time Super Bowl champion, had 11 sacks last season. What's lost with Tuck isn't just the sacks but also his ability (and willingness) to do the inglorious run-defense work that not every pass-rushing defensive end likes to do. And the biggest loss might be in leadership. Tuck was a link to glory days and an anchor for young and old players in the meeting rooms, on the field and in the locker room. He will be very difficult to replace. The honorable mention here goes to defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who is only 25 and for some reason didn't even merit a serious effort to keep.

Here's how the Eagles look by comparison:

Re-signed: S Nate Allen, P Donnie Jones, WR Riley Cooper, WR Jeremy Maclin
Free-agent additions: S Malcolm Jenkins, CB Nolan Carroll, S Chris Maragos, LB Bryan Braman 
Losses: Geathers
Unsigned: QB Michael Vick, S Colt Anderson, S Kurt Coleman

Analysis (from Clayton): Playoff teams with good starting quarterbacks on their first contracts can be strategic players in free agency and in personnel. That's what the Eagles are. Nick Foles is in the third year of his rookie contract, and the Eagles had plenty of cap room available. Like Seattle last year, they are grabbing at available opportunities. The New Orleans Saints shopped Darren Sproles and the Eagles had no problem putting his $3.5 million salary in their backfield with LeSean McCoy. They locked up key offensive linemen with contracts through 2016. Last year, they were in a rush to revamp their secondary. This year, they had the luxury to strategically make it better with the additions of safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Nolan Carroll, who might be a good third corner. 

WHAT YOU MISSED

Mychal Kendricks grab's DeSean Jackson's back, while Vick eyes a team to the north.

Which wide receivers in this draft class fit the Eagles system? Greg Cosell gives us some names to consider.

Sheil writes that Jackson's future is in Kelly's hands.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Chip Kelly and Billy Davis were at Virginia Tech's pro day Wednesday. Tony Pauline passed this note along.

Cornerback Kyle Fuller stood on his combine numbers, but stood out in position drills, catching everything thrown to him.  I'm told prior to the workout, Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis made a point of introducing Fuller to the teams head coach, Chip Kelly.

Fuller (6-0, 190) is projected by CBS Sports to be a first or second-round pick.

Jimmy Kempski looks at the top 10 wide receiver prospects in the upcoming draft, including Penn State's Allen Robinson.

Robinson has great size at 6'3, 220, and he had a vertical jump of 39" at the Combine. Like Mike Evans, Robinson is another "Throw it up and let him get it" guy. Robinson's straight-line speed isn't anything to marvel at, but he has very good quickness, especially for his size, and does a great job breaking tackles after the catch.

COMING UP

We'll put together a Twitter Mailbag and see what else pops.

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  • G_WallyHunter

    Giants and Skins made a ton of moves, which ones the bigger threat?

    • Philly0312

      I think lots of people will say Giants…I’m saying redskins. Skins did more to address issues which created 2013 disasters. And I’ll take rg3 in year 3 over a declining eli

    • cliff henny

      going with neither. hat’em, but Romo witten Murray and Dez can put up points. might not stop anyone, but it’s 2nd best unit, so i’ll leave them as 2nd best team.

      • GEAGLE

        Assuming their OL can be servicable, they probably will be the next best team…but that just speaks to how poor the giants and skins will be…should be able to hand 50 on Dallas, who won’t be able to get much pressure on Foles

        • cliff henny

          it’s tough for me to say Dallas will be 2nd, just hate their fans so very much. cowboy fans are so over reacting to the Melton signing. think just that 1 signing, marinelli, bass Crawford and Lee coming back, they’ll be serviceable defense. think it has chance to be all-time worst defense

          • GEAGLE

            I’m comfortable calling them second best, because IMO that doesn’t mean they will be very good at all…I just don’t think too highly of the rest of the division…A great year for Dallas this year would be 8-8 continuing their mediocrity…so they can enjoy second place in a weak division for all I care, doesn’t mean they will be any good…Romo and Lee just aren’t going to play 16 games

          • cliff henny

            really want 6-0 division record this year. start the dominance, go 5-5 other 10 games. build up for ’15. Dallas is hanging on by a thread, with Romo’s back. it’s just a matter of time till now. Eli, Coughlin same boat, both gone in 2 yrs. never know with finding qb, that can be 2 yr rebuild, could be 5. Washington sold their souls for RG3. only young talent they have is TE Reed and RB Morris and who knows if he’ll be same in new scheme.
            .
            I agree with Louis Riddick, Eagles have separated themselves from rest of East…or as least hope so

          • GEAGLE

            Same!!! Even when we have had the much better team, we always lost a game or two in our division. I want Chips killer instinct to rub off on our team. Step on division rivals throats all year. Embarress them, do not play down to their level, and start to really demoralize the rest of the division. After we play each rival the first time, I want it to be clear to them that they are inferior, to the point where they ain’t circling the date that they face us again!!! I want to make Gruden look really bad.

            It’s a lofty goal, but their is no reason we shouldn’t strive for 6-0 division dominance…lol heck the other teams won’t get 6 wins outside the division lol. Dominate the division, and enjoy another play off home game

      • aub32

        I don’t know. With Romo coming off back surgery, I might take RG3 over him, and I would definitely take Morris over the much overrated Murray, who will be hurt by week 5. If the skins hit on a WR or 2 in the draft, I certainly wouldn’t dismiss them so easily.

        • cliff henny

          Skins just have so far to go. guess if RG3 puts it together, they’d be classified as an ascending team, just not nearly as much as Eagles, that’s just players, consider Gruden vs Kelly.. Definitely think Dallas is descending, how much depends, and way too much in their case, on health. Giants feel like a stuck in neutral team. see how they draft, cause Johnny G is right, they have the smell of ’11 dream team. might go for less upside but instant contributors.

          • aub32

            The Giants are the team that worries me. We can all make fun of Eli all we want, but last time he led the league in picks, he bounced back by winning the SB. Their secondary looks pretty good on paper, and who knows what to make of their pass rush. The big names outside of JPP are. However we don’t know if some of these young guys might be ready to put on some good performances.

          • cliff henny

            cant get to ‘worry’ level when a team seems to be ignoring trenches.

          • aub32

            Are they ignoring the trenches? Losing Diehl is basically addition by subtraction. They did get a starting guard who may be better than Herremans. We can’t go on and on about how LJ will get better without acknowledging Pugh will too. Also, their D line may not be in such bad shape. Tuck was well on the decline. So losing him doesn’t hurt nearly as much as some think. JPP will be a year removed from back surgery. Moore had potential as a pass rusher. He could have things figured out in year 2, especially when he’s not log jammed behind Tuck and JPP.

          • cliff henny

            you got a lot of moving parts ‘ifs’ there Aub. i’ve used that joke about Diehl, so yeah, he’s 32nd center in league, they didnt replace him with top5. guy coming in is big unknown. so their best lineman might be better than our worst, i’ll take that, and the guy was a backup, see what he is. Pugh, honestly, paid no attention to him, but sounds like he struggled. D-line, non of that has me ‘worried’ compared to eagles o-line. if that’s not a heavy win scenario, then projecting SBs or in running starting in ’15 is a waste of time.
            .
            i’d say they are banking on Eli finding fountain of youth. not sure what they’ve done to get him to stop throwing to wrong colored jersey 2 or 3 times a game.

          • aub32

            In regard to Eli, what did they do from 2010 to 2011? The guy is always one polar extreme or the other.

            If you are ready to just dismiss JPP, then we have a major disagreement there. 2 years ago he was viewed as a top 5 DE. The guy had back surgery before the start of the season. I wouldn’t casually dismiss him as a non factor.

            Say what you want about the trenches, but the game is played on the field, not on paper. Do you remember our last 2 games. We weren’t exactly dialing up pressure on a consistent basis. Cole got handled by a rookie with less than 3 games worth of experience. I really don’t understand why you and G keep bringing up the trenches as if we made some major upgrades up front. Sure there’s the draft, but then you are pointing to the exact same “ifs” that you used to dispute my points.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            I remember another secondary that looked good on paper in March…

          • aub32

            That’s fair, but I would take Perry over Juan any day and twice on Sunday. People act like the talent is what let us down. The coaching was flat out awful.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          but you left off OL, where they’re terrible. Competing with Cowboys for just how terrible. If WAS is playing catch-up, I’m not scared of them at all. And Morris may become more average without Shanny’s scheme; see every DEN rb ever.

          • aub32

            When did we make these massive improvements up front. Did we get a pass rusher, because the last time I saw Cole he was getting manhandled by some wet behind the ears rookie.

    • GEAGLE

      Both will sick…
      ..
      Skims need a franchise QB, because the one they have should be playing safety lol
      ..
      Giants suck…that lucky horse shoe has fell out of Eli’s ass. They dream teamed it up and they won’t be able to mesh fast enough to matter this year

      Cowboys have to drop 9 in coverage every play because they don’t even have DEs lol..And oh btw, their QB is a talented joke when it matters

      Best defense In the division…fly eagles fly!!

      • G_WallyHunter

        Ya, we’ll see, I just see Giants and Skins possibly giving some trouble.
        Skins will be the same old skins, but who knows, new coach and much of new players they might surprise

    • UKEagle99

      If Eli turns the ball over 31 times again you can pretty much count them out add Trindon Holliday in to that and Tom Coughlin is going to need to take up Yoga on the sidelines or get carted off.

      • cliff henny

        think GM took insurance policy out on Tom.

  • Dominik

    “We’ve had several requests to update the free-agent happenings across the rest of the division. And since we’re a publication of the people, we’re happy to oblige (with an assist from NFL.com).”

    Thanks!

  • Will

    Not sure the Eagles did enough to shore up the secondary. Hopefully they get some draft help for the back end…

    • GEAGLE

      If we draft a DB, doubt we will see him on the field this year

  • cliff henny

    Not a whole lot there to think anyone has leapfrog Eagles for division. still think we’ll see a lot of NFC Least jokes. if asked who’s battling for 2nd, think it’s healthy Dallas. love bashing Romo, but he is really good, they just put way too much on him and that causes end of game cracks. Dallas offense is 2nd best unit in division, so, being offensive guy, make them 2nd best team (also none of the 4 defenses look like much). Giants O-line was terrible, all they did was go from Booth to Schwartz. D-line isn’t scary either…cant be nervous of team weak in trenches. Washington, thought Howie liked batting average FA, they went to the rec league $5 for 2 dozen balls cage. but Wash comes down to ‘do you think Gruden Jr is the guy to fix RG3’? even ‘skins fans are taking wait and see approach, feel like as Eagles fan I can go right to bashing it.

    • GEAGLE

      Can’t make a safety play QB…RGfraud!!!
      ..
      Btw, we will manhandle this division on both sides of the trenches

      • cliff henny

        see what happens when Gruden tries to make him in the pocket full field 3-4 progression read qb. Shanarat did him no favors in the long run allowing read option runs and 2 reads same side of field/take off running if covered plays. probably same level of nfl ready qb as when he came out, just blown knee again.

        • GEAGLE

          Yup! Doubt he has grown much since he was drafted. Instead of forcing RG3 to go thru his progressions and learn to play the position, he went with instant gratification, and let RG3 run around all damn year…Gruden has his work cut out for him…they should have spent this offseason getting right in the trenches..they spent smarter then normal, but still didn’t really have a great free agency

    • Dominik

      For the Skins, it comes down to the D, imho. They kept Haslett, which was a horrible mistake, that keeps me optimistic. Even if the Offense would be better than last season, I don’t think they could be a serious contender for the Division with this Defense. Their Offense would need to be similar to ours and I just don’t think that’s possible with the players they have right now.

  • GEAGLE

    Pick 6:(got every player I wanted)

    1) ODB WR/KR
    2) Marcus smith OLB
    3) Donte Moncrief
    4) Christian kirksey LB/OLB
    5) Justin Ellis NT/DE
    6) Walt AiKENS CB
    7) Boseko Lokombo OLB/LB

    • oreofestar

      I did not…. :(

      • GEAGLE

        Been watching a lot of Calvin Pryor! hate to say it but we won’t draft him 22. Sorry bud

        • oreofestar

          No I played the game and they started stealing my later guys

          • GEAGLE

            Oh ok. If Jimmie Ward were like 3 inches taller, I think we would really want him…at his size, I’m not so sure, especially since he won’t last til 53…rather have Bucannon, if not take the kid Dowling from western Kentucky later in the draft

          • oreofestar

            1.Kelvin Benjamin
            2.Deonne Buccanon
            3.Chrstian Jones
            4.Aaron Lynch
            5.Justin Ellis
            7.Aaron Colvin

          • oreofestar

            I got a horrible grade

          • Will

            What game?

          • oreofestar

            pick 6/ first pick

          • Will

            Link? wanna try…

          • oreofestar
          • Will

            thanks…

          • GEAGLE

            You have to register, then pick the draft game(not the fantasy game)..then select the eagles, and start draft….enjoy

          • GEAGLE

            Dude, you never played it? Where the hell you been? http://Www.First-pick.com
            ..
            You have to register, then pick the draft game(not the fantasy game), then chose the eagles and start draft. Enjoy

          • Will

            at my computer under a rock watching Kickalicious…lol…

          • jcwhy

            HARVARD!!!! bring the kickaliciousness to the BIRDS!!!

          • Dominik

            Thanks, mate.

            First try was:

            Round 1 Pick 32 (SEA): Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (B+)
            Round 2 Pick 22: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (B+)
            Round 2 Pick 32 (SEA): Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois (A)
            Round 3 Pick 24 (CINN): Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A-)
            Round 4 Pick 22: Chris Davis, CB, Auburn (A)
            Round 4 Pick 23 (CINN): Josh Huff, WR, Oregon (B+)
            Round 5 Pick 22: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (A)
            Round 7 Pick 22: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (A)

          • ztom6

            fun distraction… my best run was (after a few trades):

            Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame (A)
            Round 2 Pick 1 (HOU): Odell Beckham, WR, LSU (A-)
            Round 2 Pick 22: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (A-)
            Round 2 Pick 25 (S.D.): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
            Round 3 Pick 22: DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A-)
            Round 4 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (B+)
            Round 5 Pick 22: Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon (B+)
            Round 7 Pick 22: Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech (B)

          • aub32

            So let me get this straight. You traded down 3 spots in the first and managed to pick up the #1 pick in the 2nd as well as another 2nd round pick. That’s worse than Madden. I’m not sure how fun such unrealistic drafting can be.

          • ztom6

            Yeah, actually I traded my 2015 first round pick for #33. Doubt that would happen in real life either, lol.

          • Richard Colton

            Yeah. But you know this won’t happen. Your 2nd, 4th, 5th round picks are a round too late. None of those guys will be there with those picks.

          • GEAGLE

            I can play that game and get a really high score, but not draft the guys I want…once you play that game like 3 times, you get a feel for how they grade each player and you can play it to get a top score, but where’s the fun in that?
            ..
            Like when I make picks, I know they won’t get a good grade, but who cares?

          • oreofestar

            jI know like I finished with the 32nd grade but I though I actually had a decent draft

    • cliff henny

      Lyerla UDFA? like it, 2 out of top 3 picks on WR…you are coming around Johnny

      • GEAGLE

        Actually if you remember, back when Yous were all gaga over WRs, I was one of the first to suggest drafting two of them…I may not care about offense, but I will always care about attacking the strengths of a draft class, I’d be a fool to be against adding these WRs…

        Can’t get Lyerla In pick6 because he always gets over drafted like early round 5…
        ..
        Yous can have your C.Jones,and Telvin smith…I’m riding with Kirksey!! Wait til you see the ish that kid can do in coverage!!

        • cliff henny

          think I was the 1st to come up with all 7 picks being WRs. this draft would kill Will, no safeties.

          • Will

            With 5 Safeties on the roster. I think they are done at Safety unless Buccanon falls even then it is a ST move more than a Safety move. Not real gaga over any of the Safeties in this draft class…

          • GEAGLE

            Agreed..

          • GEAGLE

            Yes, if I remember correctly,I believe you started the draft 7 WR trend…think you can spare one for a TE?
            ..
            Ebron was on the board when I picked ODB, so I knew he wasn’t going to get a good grade, but I want that lil mofo

          • cliff henny

            sure, OLB/TE hybrids

          • GEAGLE

            Lol sick bastard you are :)

        • guest

          You were all about Christian Jones a few weeks back

          • GEAGLE

            Not really…if u want to say I was all over KVN that would be accurate. I like jones a lot, but he is replaceable in my eyes. I see plenty of alternatives for what he brings to the table so no need to chase him..Marcus smith and moncfrief is who I would chase and overdraft to secure..I’d love jones, but not anymore then telvin or kirksey

    • Richard Colton

      I like your draft John. Solid top to bottom. If Moncrief is drafted 3rd round after ODB in the first, this place will erupt. WHERE”S THE DEFENSE???!!!?? And I’m going to lose my s#it. Hell – we could go offense with the first 5 picks, and as long as they’re the right guys, good draft.

      • GEAGLE

        I have my wants and ideas like everyone else…at the end of the day get me 5 kids that can play football at the NFL level, who won’t be busts, and I’ll be happy. Add 5 this year, another 5 next year, and positions won’t matter, it will all even out

        • Richard Colton

          Howie said something very similar on the radio a few weeks ago – if you get three starters out of a draft, it was a good draft.

      • GEAGLE

        Fans will def complain…until they see who ODB and Mocrief really are

        • Tikkit

          Now that I’ve actually taken the time to properly formulate an opinion this WR crop I can unequivocally say this: ODB is the real deal. If he gets anywhere within 5 picks of the Eagles pick, go get ‘em. Solid routes ( you can tell Cam Cameron was designing plays last year), good burst, and his body control in the air is fantastic.
          That being said, if we draft Benjamin I’ll be pissed because we can either trade back or pick Robinson in the 2nd. Robinson has shiftiness that KB doesn’t possess and you see the same exact routes from Benjamin.

          • GEAGLE

            ODB is not only legit with a really high upside, but he is about as polished as they come and will be ready to play a major role for someone starting day 1

          • BEAGLE

            Oh BAby he likes it raw.
            Oh BAby he likes it raaaww.

          • NickS1

            shimmy shimmy yaw, shimmy yam, shimmy yay

        • anon

          Then you’re paying $10mm for bench players.

      • NickS1

        I’ve accepted the possibility that we may only add a defensive player early and then WR/OL/RB the rest of the way out.

        • aub32

          I don’t see them adding a RB.

          • NickS1

            I was basically saying DAT. Didn’t mean an actual RB.

    • Will

      Round 1 Pick 22: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (A)
      Round 2 Pick 22: Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State (A-)
      Round 3 Pick 22: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A-)
      Round 4 Pick 30 (N.E.): Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (A)
      Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
      Round 6 Pick 22 (N.E.): Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (B-)
      Round 7 Pick 22: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (C)
      Round 7 Pick 29 (N.E.): Alden Darby, SS, Arizona State (B-)

      • Richard Colton

        Will – when you cheat at first-pick.com, you’re only cheating yourself.

        Barr won’t last until 22 and Archer isn’t going in round 6.

        • Will

          Round 2 Pick 1 (HOU): Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (A-)
          Round 2 Pick 24 (S.F.): Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (A)
          Round 3 Pick 1 (HOU): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
          Round 3 Pick 22: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska (A)
          Round 4 Pick 1 (HOU): A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama (A)
          Round 4 Pick 10 (STL): Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A)
          Round 4 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (B+)
          Round 5 Pick 22: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (B-)
          Round 7 Pick 22: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (A)

          • Richard Colton

            Better at the top – but when I said Archer isn’t going in round #6, I meant he’ll go a lot higher. He ran Usain Bolt fast at the combine.

          • Will

            Yup crazy scary 4.26 time…

        • Will

          Barr was there no brainer….

      • GEAGLE

        U like the game huh? It gets addictive :)

        • Warhound

          Kinda’ makes me wish I followed the college game.

  • Dilwala_G

    Anyone on here have a good feel for why the Eagles aren’t pursuing Ryan Clark for a 2 yr deal (or even one year deal)? I know he’s old but wouldn’t he be a good FS fit for Eagles? Heard redskins were pursuing him which raised the question for me. Seems an upgrade over Wolff/Allen and provides competition esp if don’t go safety in first 2 rounds of draft.

    • oreofestar

      Not a clear upgrade over Allen at this point and it too old

    • GEAGLE

      He isn’t signing on to be anyone’s 4th safety. Eagles are done signing safeties..and he might die if you ask him to play ST

    • Birds4Life

      Eagles wont sign him, he turns 35 next season. They are only signing young players in the 25-28 range.

    • CJ

      He’s 35. Eagles won’t want him, but there’s another team in these parts that might…did you misspell “Phillies”? How’s his fastball?

    • anon

      I wouldn’t hire a guy with one foot in the door at ESPN. He’s ready to retire, just looking for one more NFL check.

  • GEAGLE

    Look. I like Allen Robinson, but I don’t know why anyone would want him they can have Mocrief in round 3

    • cliff henny

      head to Tommy’s site, tons of Moncrief bashers over there who’ll tell you he isn’t worth 5th rd pick.

      • GEAGLE

        Lol…that means that Tom wrote that he doesn’t like him and they are all just parroting his opinion. Mindless sheep! He isn’t polished to where he can step in day 1’and be your number two WR…but I believe our coaches can turn dude into a monster WR in a year or two

        • cliff henny

          one guy started in with ‘body catcher’, snowballed from there. reason he’s a 3rd is because he needs to hit the juggs machine hard.

          • Tikkit

            Same thing with Jordan Matthews. I’ll trust Jason Avant when he said a few years back that hands were one of the few things you could improve.

          • cliff henny

            cant teach 6’4 220 4.4 40’s

          • GEAGLE

            And a desire to play Physical. Dude is Big, Knows it, and plays like it…I seen him throw some beastly stiff arms that remind me of the way Kyle Eckle used to stiff arm kids, driving them into the ground playing tackle football in the playground…

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah that’s just silly. You don’t hold correctable flaws against a prospect. You look at his upside, and then you factor in his limitations that you think can’t be corrected with coaching…I see no reason why that dude can’t be a more explosive, Anquan BOldin type of monster

          • cliff henny

            while it is a flaw, not like Kelly cant work around it and get production from kid. he’ll be 4th WR, feasting on 4th team cbs on plays designed by Kelly…i’ll take my chances with a few body catches for this monster

          • anon

            You talking about Momah?

    • Andy124

      Sometimes, objectivity is overrated. Allen Robinson for president of the Eagles! Then trade for Mike Mauti.

  • Stuart Philp

    This Fuller kid sounds alright for a late 2nd or early 3rd round if he’s BPA, no way he’s going in the 1st.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1937602-kyle-fuller-scouting-report-nfl-outlook-for-virginia-tech-cb

  • jcwhy

    Kick, Kick, Kick-a-delphia!!

    He hit a 50, in a preseason game… along w a few others.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24324013/kickalicious-gets-another-chance-to-try-out-for-lions

  • Will

    Yep, that’s Havard Rugland, who played for the Lions in the preseason and made all three kicks he was given (from 33, 49 and 50 yards). Ultimately, he was cut in favor of Akers, and after failing in a bid to unseat Packers kickers Mason Crosby, Rugland hasn’t played for anybody this season.

    On Tuesday, he got a second chance with the Lions.

    Still, Akers’ impending release is no sure bet. This is what coach Jim Schwartz said after the Lions win last week.

    “I told him after halftime that if we need a game-winner, we’re going to put him right back up,” Schwartz said, via CBS Detroit. “We’re not going to be going for it on fourth down. I think he just tried to baby that one a little bit. You watch his next extra point, he stepped it, he drilled it. He bounced back.”

    Hope the Eagles check this guy out as well…

  • Chris Jones

    My money says they grab a pass rusher in the first even though I’m craving Calvin Pryor. As long as we don’t grab a reciever or something like that in the first I’m ok.

  • KobraKai7474

    The good news is that the Cowboys and Giants are clearly and demonstrably worse off today than they were before free agency started, and both lack the cap space to do anything substantial about it. On the flip side, it is kind of a bummer to see Washington becoming… at least for one season… smart at free agency. Thankfully, while Washington seems to have improved, that won’t matter a whole lot if RGIII continues to suck.

  • rls255

    As a psu alum I’ve watched Robinson develop throughout his career, would love to add his jump ball skills to our offense.