Eagles Wake-Up Call: Howie Roseman Notes

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman isn’t available to talk to the media much, and when he is, he doesn’t always provide the most clarity with his answers. Regardless, it’s always valuable to hear from the guy whom Jeffrey Lurie is trusting to run the show.

We touched on Roseman’s explanation of the Eric Rowe trade yesterday and how he may have a different draft strategy this year, but here are some final notes on the most important topics Roseman touched on during his conversation with reporters: Read more »

Howie Roseman Signals Change In Draft Strategy

Howie Roseman. (USA Today Sports)

Howie Roseman. (USA Today Sports)

When the Eagles hired Joe Douglas to run their player personnel department last May, the move was hailed as a “home run.” Now, Philadelphia will get a firsthand look at just what he can do.

Howie Roseman revealed Wednesday morning that while he still has final say, Douglas is the one who will set the Eagles’ draft board in the next few months.

“He has full reign to set the draft board. He’s involved in every discussion we have about building this team and I think we’ll start seeing dividends,” Roseman said. “He’s got a way of looking at and evaluating players that is different than what we’ve done in the past, and quite frankly, we needed that.” Read more »

Howie Roseman Explains the Eric Rowe Trade

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

When the Eagles traded Eric Rowe to the Patriots before the season for a conditional fourth-round pick, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz partially attributed it to Jalen Mills moving ahead of Rowe on the depth chart. But when Howie Roseman addressed the media during his end-of-season press conference Wednesday morning, he offered another explanation that hasn’t been given before.

“When we sat down and discussed the offer, we really started thinking about the likelihood we’d sign him to an extension,” Roseman said of Rowe, who isn’t eligible to sign a contract extension until after the 2017 season. “We want to build this team with some continuity. We felt at that time that we weren’t going to sign him to an extension and to be able to get that value for him and possibly add someone who would be here for a longer period of time made sense for where we were.” Read more »

Howie Roseman Explains Why Josh Huff Was Cut

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Two days after Josh Huff’s arrest for speeding, having tinted windows, possessing marijuana and having a gun not licensed in the state of New Jersey with hollow-point bullets, the Eagles decided to cut the receiver.

“It’s disappointing that we have to stand up here and do this, but we’re trying to building something,” Howie Roseman said. “We’re trying to build something that lasts and some of that means that we’re going to have to make some hard decisions. All we can do is do what we think is right for the Philadelphia Eagles.” Read more »

11 Things I Think About The Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

The Philadelphia Eagles will not play a football game this weekend. The bye is here. The Birds are resting up before returning to action in their Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions.

Here are 11 things I think about the Eagles while waiting for the bye to pass by. Read more »

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