9:08 AM EST, Sat March 06, 2021
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The Linc - Eagles have reportedly had contract extension talks with Derek Barnett’s agent

The Linc - Eagles have reportedly had contract extension talks with Derek Barnett’s agent

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/6/21. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... What to do about Derek Barnett: Should the Eagles sign him to an extension or wave bye-bye? - InquirerIf the Eagles were in better cap shape, they might consider letting Barnett play this year for $10 million, then make a decision on his future next year when his contract is up, much like they did two years ago with their 2015 first-round pick, wide receiver Nelson Agholor. But they aren’t in good cap shape, and really can’t afford to be having...
21 hours ago
Eagles, Lane Johnson reportedly working on contract restructure

Eagles, Lane Johnson reportedly working on contract restructure

Photo by Yong Kim-Pool/ And you get a restructure! And you get a restructure! Lane Johnson and the Philadelphia Eagles are working on restructuring the veteran right tackle contract, according to a report from Derrick Gunn. This news qualifies as another expected development. We previously noted that the Eagles can nicely clear about $6.9 million in cap space by reworking his deal. Gunn previously reported the Eagles are reworking Graham’s deal. The Eagles also restructured Darius Slay’s contract on Friday morning and Jason Kelce announced he’s returning to...
21 hours ago
Jason Kelce announces he’s returning to the Eagles in 2021

Jason Kelce announces he’s returning to the Eagles in 2021

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ With an adjusted contract. As it turns out, Jason Kelce will NOT be retiring this offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles’ starting center announced he’s returning for 2021 via his official Instagram account. Man, the first week of March 2021 is one for the record books!!!! Got to welcome baby #2 Elliotte Ray Kelce into the world, got my first dose of the Moderna Vaccine at the wonderful Puentes de Salud medical clinic, and restructured my contract to ensure I will continue to be the Center for the Philadelphia Eagles. 2021 already off to a...
22 hours ago
The Final Four: Which pass-catcher should the Eagles draft at No. 6?

The Final Four: Which pass-catcher should the Eagles draft at No. 6?

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Evaluating the top options. If the Eagles ride with Jalen Hurts, the question should immediately be “What help are they getting him at No. 6 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft?” This draft has some very talented pass catchers and four of them will be within reach. Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, Kyle Pitts, and Jaylen Waddle are widely considered the best receiving threats in the class. Let’s get into the weeds, trait by trait, and see who should be the top pick for Philadelphia. Playing Speed: Jaylen Waddle Jaylen Waddle’s speed is...
23 hours ago
Eagles, Darius Slay reportedly agree to restructured contract

Eagles, Darius Slay reportedly agree to restructured contract

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Yet another expected development. Darius Slay and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a restructured contract to free up $9.14 million in cap space this year, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. “This news hardly comes as a surprise” is a line I’ve been using a lot lately but it truly applies here once again. We forecasted this outcome a few weeks ago: The Eagles obviously won’t be cutting Slay but they can clear $6 million by trading him. Some have been angered by this suggestion since the Eagles only acquired him...
Mar 5, 2021
The Linc - Jason Peters and Lane Johnson have praise for Jalen Hurts

The Linc - Jason Peters and Lane Johnson have praise for Jalen Hurts

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/5/21. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Jason Peters gives his take on the Carson Wentz trade and more - NBCSPPeters was impressed by what he saw from Hurts last season. What stood out the most? “His leadership and his swagger,” Peters said of his teammate, who is 17 years younger than him. “He comes to the huddle, he demands your eyes and ears. He’s definitely ahead of his time as far as his leadership and his swagger. He must have got that from Nick Saban and all the coaches...
Mar 4, 2021
Report: Eagles won’t RFA tender Cameron Johnston

Report: Eagles won’t RFA tender Cameron Johnston

Photo by Norm Hall/ Another development to file in the #AsExpected category. The Philadelphia Eagles will not place a restricted free agent tender on Cameron Johnston, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Not unlike some other recent Eagles news, this development hardly comes as a surprise. We wrote about the Eagles not being likely to tender Johnston last month: REVIEW: Johnston tied for the third most punt attempts in the NFL last year with how bad the Eagles’ offense was. His numbers were pedestrian at best. PFF RANK — 2018: 30th out of 32...
Mar 4, 2021
NFL Mock Draft Simulation: DeVonta Smith and defense

NFL Mock Draft Simulation: DeVonta Smith and defense

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Projecting all seven rounds. The Draft Simulation series is a means to explore all the different avenues for the Eagles this spring. The draft can fall a lot of ways and for a team with as many needs as the Eagles, any path is possible. This week I do a throwback to a player whose hype has mysteriously fallen off and see how the draft fell from there. (I am using the incredible draft simulator from our friends over at The Draft Network.) Pick 6: DeVonta Smith, Wide Receiver, Alabama I feel like people have gotten bored talking about how good...
Mar 4, 2021
Carson Wentz’s New Jersey home is for sale

Carson Wentz’s New Jersey home is for sale

The QB had PLENTY of space in and around his home near Philly. As if Carson Wentz to the Colts wasn’t official enough, he and his wife have put their Woodstown, New Jersey home up for sale (hat tip to Crossing Broad). There’s plenty of room inside the sprawling 7,408 sqft mansion, and plenty of room outside on the 11-plus acres of land — with an adjacent 23 acres also available —, and has a $1.7 million asking price. The home has the exact kind of lodge vibe you would expect from someone hailing from North Dakota, but has just enough modern accents...
Mar 4, 2021
Eagles Question of the Day: Which 2020 draft pick will make the biggest leap in Year 2?

Eagles Question of the Day: Which 2020 draft pick will make the biggest leap in Year 2?

Photo by Elsa/ The second year players should expect a lot more playing time in 2021. The Eagles are going to need their second-year players to step up in a big way in 2021, and most of them should expect considerable playing time. We still don’t know whether Howie Roseman and co. are going to bring in a quarterback(s) to compete for the starting role, either in free agency or in the draft, or whether Jalen Hurts is the presumed QB1, but that hasn’t stopped the 2nd year QB from getting in some offseason work already with the team’s young receivers. Neither Jalen...
Mar 4, 2021
Here’s what our Eagles chat on Locker Room sounds like

Here’s what our Eagles chat on Locker Room sounds like

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ New BGN Radio Special! One of my favorite developments of our offseason Eagles coverage is the Locker Room app. It’s an audio chat room where we can invite listeners to speak and ask questions while people like BLG, Solak, and myself give our takes on what’s going on with the Birds. Since Locker Room allows you to download the audio of the shows, listeners’ points included, we’re going to start posting them on the BGN Radio podcast feed! During our recording this week, BLG and I talked about the million-dollar question of what the Eagles...
Mar 4, 2021
The Linc - Brandon Graham says Carson Wentz trade “was good for both parties”

The Linc - Brandon Graham says Carson Wentz trade “was good for both parties”

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/4/21. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Brandon Graham aims to stay with rebuilding Eagles: ‘I don’t want to go anywhere’ - The AthleticGraham thought the Wentz trade “was good for both parties.” He lamented seeing the abrupt ending of the coach-quarterback combination that helped bring Philadelphia a Super Bowl, but Graham pointed out that he has experienced much in this league and isn’t often surprised. Graham has played for four head coaches (including an interim),...
Mar 3, 2021
Report: Eagles propose onside kick alternative rule change, again

Report: Eagles propose onside kick alternative rule change, again

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Maybe it goes through this time? Remember when the Eagles proposed an onside kick alternative to be voted on by NFL owners as a rule change last year? It failed to pass in May after coming up eight votes short. But that hasn’t stopped Philadelphia from giving it another go this year. This much according to a report from Mark Maske of The Washington Post. As a reminder, here’s exactly what the Eagles proposed last year. It’s currently unclear if there have been any modifications to the following to make it more passable (no pun...
Mar 3, 2021
Eagles, Brandon Graham reportedly working on contract restructure

Eagles, Brandon Graham reportedly working on contract restructure

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ As expected. Brandon Graham and the Philadelphia Eagles are working on restructuring the veteran defensive end’s contract, according to a report from Derrick Gunn. This development comes as no surprise. We wrote about this possibility back in late January: REVIEW: Brandon Lee Graham (the better BLG) was one of the very few bright spots from a lost season. Originally on pace to have a career year with seven sacks through his first eight games, it looked like Graham was finally going to hit his stated goal of notching double-digit sacks....
Mar 3, 2021
You won’t find any Eagles players on the top 2021 free agent lists

You won’t find any Eagles players on the top 2021 free agent lists

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Philly’s roster isn’t exactly an embarrassment of riches. There’s some good news (?) and some bad news when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles’ upcoming free agent class. The good news is that they’re not in danger of losing any key players to the open market! The bad news is ... their roster is devoid of quality talent to lose. Just look at the top league-wide free agent lists from NFL.com (101 players), Pro Football Talk (100 players), The Athletic (50 players), and ESPN (50 players). You won’t find any of the following impending...