Richard Rodgers Returns, Eagles Add Michael Walker

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have officially brought back the tight end who put up 345 yards for the team last year.

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That of course would be Richard Rodgers, who was the second-most effective pass catcher at the tight end position for the Eagles in 2021 behind Dallas Goedert.

Rodgers will now be looking to enter what would be his fourth season with the team.

Rodgers, in his first three seasons in Philadelphia, has landed on the IR twice, signed a two-year contract and spent a training camp with Washington in 2020.

He figures to be the favorite for the third tight end spot and would likely slot in as the backup to Goedert if Zach Ertz is traded.

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Birds Close Draft With Patrick Johnson From Tulane

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles went heavy into the defensive line in round six after taking a defensive lineman in round 3.

To close out the draft, the Eagles added a fourth rookie to the position group with edge rusher Patrick Johnson.

As an edge, the Eagles plan to treat him more like a linebacker.

Over four seasons at Tulane, Johnson record 135 tackles, 24.5 sacks, 11 defensed passes and six forced fumbles.

He was twice named to the All-AAC second team and made the first team in his senior season.

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JaCoby Stevens Final Eagles Pick Of Sixth Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles made their third selection of the sixth round and made that pick the only one not on the defensive line.

The team instead turned to the secondary. After running the clock down to below 10 seconds, it would seem likely the team was either working on a trade or was looking to draft Tay Gowan, who the Cardinals drafted one pick ahead of them at 223.

The former LSU safety has 190 tackles with 19 passes defensed, 9.5 sacks, a forced fumble and four interceptions over the past three seasons.

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Two More Defensive Linemen Find Themselves Headed To Philadelphia

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Before the Eagles got to the first of their four picks in the sixth round, the team sent the final of their picks (the second compensatory) along with a seventh for a 2022 fifth-round pick from Washington.

When it came their time to pick, the Eagles doubled down on more defensive line depth.

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Eagles Land Highly-Rated Running Back

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles had gone receiver, center/guard, defensive line and corner with their first four picks.

In round five, they looked to add to their running back room.

Kenneth Gainwell was almost universally a top-100 player on big boards, so he should have been a third-rounder at worst based off of that. Landing him in the fifth could be a huge value for the Birds.

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Philly Takes Corner In Fourth Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

After taking a game-braking receiver and solidifying the future of the offensive line with their first two picks, the Eagles selected an athletic defensive lineman with a high ceiling.

Following those picks, the team entered day three of the draft with eight more picks to leverage in this draft.

While fans were almost certainly watching and hoping for linebacker Jabril Cox, he went to the Cowboys before the Eagles made it to the podium.

With the biggest and most obvious steal off the board, the Eagles turned to the secondary and took corner Zech McPhearson.

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Birds Go Defense In Third Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

After taking a game-braking receiver and solidifying the future of the offensive line with their first two picks, the Eagles almost had to go defense with their next pick.

First, the Eagles chose to make a move to add an extra pick, sending Carolina the 70th pick in exchange for pick 73 and pick 191 (sixth-round).

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Eagles Solidify Offensive Line in Round Two

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Following their drafting of Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith in round one, the Eagles found themselves on the clock with four defenders who could have gone in the first round on the board.

Rather than trade back, the Eagles ran the pick in and landed center Landon Dickerson.

The Alabama big man started the past two seasons for the team after transferring from Florida State.

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Eagles Land Heisman Trophy Winner in First Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

When the day started, the Eagles had the 12th pick in the draft.

In a trade late into the Cowboys being on the clock, the Eagles gave up the 12th and 84th pick in the draft for pick 10.

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NFL Mock Draft Part Uno: The First Round

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2nd Annual Philadelphia Eagles Mock Draft

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