Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)
Sam Bradford and Fletcher Cox are in different situations. While the Eagles don’t appear to want the quarterback long term, they hope to build their defense around the Pro Bowl tackle.
Still, according to Doug Pederson, they’re in the same boat when it comes to holding out of voluntary workouts.
“Anybody that’s not in any of the 32 offseason programs is losing valuable time at that club,” Pederson said. “So anybody that’s not in the offseason program, yes, would lose the time.” Read more »
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Howie Roseman doubled down on his public commitment to Sam Bradford after a report surfaced that Bradford — unhappy with the team’s decision to move up in the draft for a signal-caller — has demanded a trade and will no longer attend the offseason training program. Read more »
Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)
After conflicting reports over Sam Bradford’s desire to request a trade, Adam Schefter tweeted this morning that the Eagles starting quarterback not only wants out of Philadelphia, but he’ll skip the off-season program as well.
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Howie Roseman. (USA Today Sports)
Howie Roseman was making his comeback. He drew up contracts to ensure key players will remain with the Eagles for several more years. He brought in a couple of talented free agents who appear to fill major holes quite nicely. And he seemed adept at managing the juggling act of trying to win in the short-term while being mindful of the long-term.
But he suffered a setback on Wednesday when he decided to trade up in the draft to presumably use the No. 2 overall pick on Carson Wentz.
The main talking point around the NovaCare Complex two days ago was about how unique of an opportunity it was to get that high up in the draft. Roseman is absolutely right about that, but he left out an important piece of information. Read more »
Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)
The Eagles made a controversial splash yesterday when they traded with the Browns for the second overall pick in the draft. Naturally, opinions on the move were divided. Here are some of the more interesting reactions from around the web. Read more »
Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)
Howie Roseman wanted to put the rumors to rest before he opened up his press conference. The Eagles had just announced that they acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week’s draft, but Roseman indicated the team’s starting quarterback for 2016 hasn’t changed.
“Let me be clear: Sam Bradford is our starting quarterback,” Roseman said. “We told Sam that. We intend to support him and the moves we made this offseason, we believe, will give us a chance to compete this season.”
The Eagles acquired the No. 2 pick and Cleveland’s 2017 fourth-round pick by giving up their 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), 2016 third-round pick (No. 77 overall), 2016 fourth-round pick (No. 100 overall), 2017 first-round pick and 2018 second-round pick. Read more »
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There is a lot of trade talk out there. Let’s throw a lasso around it and try to get as close to the truth as we can: Read more »
Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)
The draft is only eight days away. Let’s take a trip around the world of internet NFL opinion to see what the national writers are saying about the Eagles. Read more »
Here are a few lingering thoughts and notes following Monday’s 45-minute pre-draft media session with Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson:
*I found Pederson’s comments on Carson Wentz versus Jared Goff interesting. The new head coach said he thought the prospects were “pretty even” and feels both have potential to be franchise quarterbacks, but twice referenced Goff’s size (6-4, 215) relative to Wentz (6-5, 237) and at one point Paxton Lynch (6-7, 244), and called Wentz “a little better athlete right now.” He talked Wentz up on a number of occasions, but Goff not so much.
This is a time of misdirection and smokescreens and all that, but here’s where my head’s at:
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