Eagles Reportedly Make Trade Offer For Patrick Peterson

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On the same day a report was released that Howie Roseman had made a major offer to acquire cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars, a report has surfaced that he has done the same with Patrick Peterson.

Ben Natan of Bleeding Green Nation reports that Roseman offered a first-round pick and receiver Nelson Agholor in exchange for Peterson.

The offer would seem to be quite a bit.

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Report: Eagles Offered First And Second-Round Pick For Jalen Ramsey

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles secondary has struggled mightily the past few seasons, especially with all the injuries that piled up in 2018.

Already down Cre'Von LeBlanc and Jalen Mills, the Eagles began the season with just four corners. Then Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox all suffered injuries.

The team had to rely on Craig James off of the practice squad and re-sign veteran Orlando Scandrick just to have healthy bodies.

That means that corner is the weakness of the team.

Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted to be traded and many thought the Eagles could land him. Then there's Xavien Howard and Patrick Peterson, who are top-tier corners on bad teams that could be moved.

And of course, Jalen Ramsey was available. Arguably the best cornerback in the league.

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Major Takeaways from the 76ers' Preseason

By Matt Gregan, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia 76ers had an exciting preseason filled with surprises, blowouts and one game where the team fell flat. You might be thinking it's just the preseason and none of the stats, trends and performances matter. The regular season is just days away, but that does not mean that we learned nothing from the preseason.

Throughout the preseason, we were able to learn some things about a couple of the team's young players as well as seeing some potential concerns surrounding the team come into fruition.

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Flyers-Stars Observations: What a Difference a Week Makes

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

To get an idea of where the Flyers are after six games of the season, you have to go back one week to Oct. 12 and the first game of a three-game Western Canada trip in Vancouver.

It was the Flyers first loss of the season, but it legitimately felt like a moral victory. The Flyers outplayed the Canucks for two periods, managed to get the game tied and force overtime and lost in a shootout. It was a good road point and marked the third straight game the Flyers had earned a point in the standings. Five points and a 2-0-1 record through three games was a good start.

But that was followed with two regulation losses in Calgary and Edmonton, very different losses at that. A return home and a game against a 1-7-1 Dallas Stars team seemed to be what the doctor ordered.

Instead, the result was something all too familiar from seasons' past. The Flyers did a lot right in the game -- control the puck, get a lot of shots, defended well and limited shots and chances -- but came out on the losing end, and the score wasn't really all that close. A 4-1 loss is now the Flyers' fourth straight and third straight in regulation.

"We’re doing a lot of the right things, traffic, jamming pucks, going hard to the net but we’re having a tough time making the other team pay for their mistakes but as far as our process and how were playing offensively and how we’re playing defensively, you got to like our game," head coach Alain Vigneault said.

If only those sentiments could be shared by the fan base, who are starting to turn on a team that they thought was different, that they saw a ton of potential in through the first three games.

Here are more observations from the Flyers loss to the Stars.

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Flyers Drop 4th Straight as Stars Snap Losing Streak

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It was a formula far too familiar to Flyers fans over the last few years. Dominate in shots. Control the puck for most of the game. Limit chances. Come out on the losing end, helping to snap a struggling team's losing streak.

The Dallas Stars entered Saturday's game in Philadelphia having lost five straight games. They managed just 16 shots on goal in the back-end of a back-to-back after losing in Pittsburgh on Friday. The Flyers still came out on the losing end, 4-1, to drop their fourth straight game.

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