Four Former And Current Eagles Named To All-Decade Team

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

With the draft just a few weeks away, free agency has slowed down as more teams plan to wait until after the draft to address any remaining needs.

Amidst the slow down, the NFL released their All-Decade team for the 2010's and four current and former Eagles appeared on the list.

On the offensive side, the Eagles have three players, none of whom are currently with the team as players.

Former star running back LeSean McCoy was named as one of three backs on the team.

Over the decade, McCoy has totaled 13,923 yards from scrimmage and 85 touchdowns.

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Denzel Mims, Eagles Talking Frequently Pre-Draft

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By Connor Donald, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

On Friday, Denzel Mims appeared on the “Matt Mosley Show” to talk about the draft and Mims mentioned that he has talked to eight teams far more than the rest. One of those teams includes our Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles are unsurprisingly in contact with receivers heading towards the draft as they have a major need at the position following a season that was plagued by poor receiver play, injuries and saw Carson Wentz become the first QB in NFL history to have a 4,000-yard season without a 500-yard wide receiver.

The Birds currently own eight draft picks in this month’s NFL draft, their first pick being the 21st pick in the first round. This pick would likely need to be the one used on Denzel Mims as their next pick wouldn’t be until 53.

Mims has begun to soar up draft boards recently after his showing at the Draft combine where he added to his incredible catch radius and size with some outstanding athletic metrics, which included a 4.38 40-yard dash. The Eagles could certainly use this great combination of size, speed and physicality on the outside in 2020.

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What To Do At Linebacker: A Look At The 2020 Draft Class

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By Connor Donald, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

Howie Roseman opted to spend the majority of his free agency addressing the defensive side of the ball, bolstering an already scary defensive line with Javon Hargrave and trading for the shutdown corner Eagles fan have been deprived of for years in Darius Slay. He also overhauled the safety position, letting Malcolm Jenkins go and bringing back Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod to cover safety while bringing in former Bronco and Philly Native, Will Parks.

Beyond building those three key positions, Howie Roseman also took a shot at the ever-neglected linebacker position with Jatavis Brown. Wait, who?

Most may not know, but Brown is a former Los Angeles Charger coming off an underwhelming 2019 where he played in only five games. However, if a return to 2018 Brown is possible in 2020 (94 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 2 tackles for loss) paired with his great athleticism, he could come as an underrated signing.

At this point, Eagles fans likely remain worried about the LB position, but in a 4-3 defense like Schwartz runs, the LB position is the least important. This is clear from the investment in the secondary and defensive line by Roseman. The Eagles rank 31st in cap spending in the NFL at the LB position at just $3,839,166, though the Brown signing has yet to be fully confirmed. The position is headlined by Brown, Nate Gerry and Duke Riley, not exactly promising.

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Tim Jernigan Agrees To Deal With Texans

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have officially lost their second free agent in the slower portion of free agency.

According to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, former Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan has a verbal agreement in place with the Texans.

Unlike Ronald Darby, however, Jernigan will be leaving the division and the conference.

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Ronald Darby Signs With Redskins

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Another Eagles free agent has left the team with Ronald Darby reportedly agreeing to a new deal.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that the cornerback will be heading to the Redskins on a one-year, $4 million deal.

Darby was a solid corner for the team in both 2017 and 2018 (when he wasn't injured), but recency bias takes it's affect and Darby was awful all of 2019, finding himself ranked among the worst in the game.

In 2019, he allowed 17 yards per reception and gave up a 117.9 passer rating when targeted.

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Eagles Exercise 2021 Option On Zach Ertz's Contract

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have had a pretty great free agency and while some fans may still be upset that the Eagles didn't overpay in a weak free agent market for receivers, the team is greatly improved everywhere on defense and hasn't lost too much other than offensive line depth on the other side of the ball.

The Eagles may only be looking for bargain deals at this point and they had one in-house to shore up.

The NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Eagles have exercised tight end Zach Ertz's 2021 option.

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Eagles Add Nickell Robey-Coleman To Roster

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Last week, the Eagles made a blockbuster move to acquire cornerback Darius Slay from the Lions.

On Wednesday, the team added yet another corner.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that the Eagles are signing slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman on a one-year deal.

The move adds another body to an already crowded cornerback room.

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Darius Slay's New Contract Frees Up Plenty of Cap Space

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Last week, the Eagles made a blockbuster move to acquire cornerback Darius Slay from the Lions.

Some criticized the move claiming that Slay wasn't young enough and that Howie Roseman was not building a youth movement as he had claimed, simply ignoring the fact that he is waiting to use eight draft picks and Slay, at 29, was by far the oldest acquisition by the team.

Well, even those critics have to be in awe of Slay's new deal as announced by OverTheCap Wednesday.

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Where Do The Eagles Stand: Roster Construction, Salary Cap, 2021 Compensatory Picks

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Nearly one week has passed since the new CBA was passed and teams began making a flurry of roster moves.

With no other sports having any sort of normalcy to them, it was a welcome sight for sports fans to follow the moves throughout the NFL.

While many big-ticket free agents have found new homes and many trades have already taken place and blockbuster deals have been made, there are still players out there.

Players like Everson Griffen, Robby Anderson and Prince Amukamara remain unsigned while some teams are still holding onto some players available for trade like Yannick Ngakoue.

So where do the Eagles stand this offseason?

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Report: Eagles are Shopping Rasul Douglas

By Justin Bradley, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

After three years of playing for the Eagles, it looks like cornerback Rasul Douglas' tenure may be over. According to a report from Pro Football Talk, the Eagles are shopping Rasul Douglas. This shouldn’t be a surprise due to the recent move of trading for 3x Pro Bowler Darius Slay. This move makes the CB crowded with the names of second-round pick Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, and Cre’von Leblanc in the room as well. Douglas looks to be the odd man out.

The 99th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft from West Virginia has five interceptions in 46 games with limited playing time. Douglas has shown the ability to become a solid starting corner when given the chance, but he has not been able to keep up with a team’s number one receiver. Trading Douglas would save the Eagles $2 million in cap space. If the Eagles do in fact trade Douglas it will be more likely they would do a player swap. There would be more value for another player than a pick for Douglas who is in the last year of his deal.

Douglas might want a fresh start after numerous seasons of not being able to consistently get on the field. Hopefully, the Eagles can find a trade partner where a wide receiver could be involved. The Eagles continue to improve the defenses but there is still a big hole to fill, that being a wide receiver.