March 2019 - Philadelphia Eagles Wiretap

Eagles Acquire Jordan Howard From Bears For 2020 Pick

Mar 29, 2019 8:30 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired Jordan Howard from the Chicago Bears for a draft pick in 2020.

The Bears will get a sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-round pick, according to a source.

Philadelphia struggled on the ground last season, finishing 28th in rushing yards (1,570) and was second from the bottom in yards per attempt (3.9).

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Eagles Prioritizing 'Volume' In Draft

Mar 27, 2019 6:33 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have seven selections in this year's draft and as many as 11, 12 or 13 in 2020.

The Eagles plan to build their roster with a short-term version and a long-range plan.

“Absolutely critical,” Lurie said on Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting. “Basically, we planned it exactly how it's gone in the sense of we didn't have as many draft picks. We've had some good young players, really good young players, but volume of draft picks? We believe in volume. We're not cocky enough to feel that you're going to draft way better than anybody else, and it's very important to create volume.

“This draft we're going to have good volume, especially in the top of the draft, two twos (second-round picks) and two fours (fourth-round picks) to go with our one (first-round pick), and next year we're going to have quite a few draft choices. It's very important, so when you look ahead over the next 13 months, we're going to be adding about 20 draft choices. You're going to have some undrafted players make the team, and so you can imagine there's probably going to be about 20 to 25 players that are going to be about 22 years old, 23 years old on our roster, and we planned for that.

“To Howie's credit in the front office, what they've done, I think they've always balanced this and sort of analyzed it, should you sign a player who is a potentially good starting player at age say 31 or 30 versus a low-level starting player who's a lot younger. So, when I talk to Howie, it's always about what is the next two years going to be in that comparison. Yeah, you get the 25- or 26-year-old in his second contract, but he's a low-level starter. His team didn't want him, and maybe he can be a low-level starter for us at best, or you can get a guy who can make an impact, several guys who can make an impact, and we're banking on them for one to two years. So that's resource allocation. It's with the idea of what we're going to be allocating for quarterback and for every other position, and the notion that we're going to have about 20-odd players coming on to our roster in the next 13 months.

“An interesting stat in the league, and we'll be consistent with that, is that I think 65 percent of the players in the league are in their first to third years. So when you think about that and where will we be in about 13 months, I bet we're pretty close to that.”

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Eaglers Prioritizing Long-Term Extension With Carson Wentz

Mar 26, 2019 7:56 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles are prioritizing a contract extension for Carson Wentz this offseason.

"It's important to us that we have relationships with our players where we keep things in-house, and contract talks are a big part of that," Howie Roseman said when asked about the timing of such a deal. "But obviously, having Carson here long-term is our goal, and we'll work toward that."

Roseman said that management has been talking about the prospect of a long-term deal for Wentz for the past two years.

"I think that once you see the type of impact that he can have on the field, the kind of player he is, the type of work ethic he has, you start planning about how you're going to build a team around a highly paid player at that position," he said. "Obviously, we're getting to the point where that's going to become a reality, so some of the decisions that we have to make are going to be influenced by that. We're trying to plan by getting more young players into our system."

The Eagles let Nick Foles go in free agency this offseason, signaling the extent of their commitment to Wentz.

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Eagles Proposed Change To Dallas-Detroit Thanksgiving Tradition

Mar 22, 2019 8:31 AM

The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions have hosted Thanksgiving games annually for decades, but the Philadelphia Eagles briefly attempted to change that.

The Eagles submitted a proposal for a change in the league resolutions that would have seen the Lions and Cowboys continue to play on Thanksgiving each year, but to play on the road every other year.

However, the Eagles withdrew the proposal perhaps over concerns that it had no chance to pass.

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Haloti Ngata Announces NFL Retirement From Top Of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mar 18, 2019 5:50 PM

Haloti Ngata has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Ngata announced his news on Instagram from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Ngata, 35, went to the Pro Bowl five times and won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in February 2013.

Ngata also played three seasons for the Detroit Lions and one with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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49ers Sign Jordan Matthews To One-Year Deal

Mar 15, 2019 8:22 AM

The San Francisco 49ers have signed Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal.

Matthews returned to the Philadelphia Eagles in September following injuries to Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins. Matthews appeared in 14 games and posted 20 receptions for 300 yards with two touchdowns.

Matthews was traded by Philadelphia to the Buffalo Bills before the 2017 season along with a third-round pick for cornerback Ronald Darby.


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Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants

Mar 14, 2019 4:46 PM

Golden Tate has agreed to a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Giants. The deal includes $23 million in fully guaranteed money.

The Giants created a new for themselves at wide receiver this week following their trade of Odell Beckham Jr.

Tate finished last season with the Philadelphia Eagles following his trade from the Detroit Lions.

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Eagles Acquire DeSean Jackson From Buccaneers

Mar 11, 2019 7:04 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired DeSean Jackson from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

The Eagles will send a sixth round pick in 2019 to Tampa Bay while also getting back a seventh rounder in 2020.

Jackson will get $13 million in guaranteed money on a restructured deal.

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Eagles Agree To Sign Malik Jackson To Three-Year, $30M Deal

Mar 11, 2019 11:28 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with defensive tackle Malik Jackson.

Jackson was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 8. Jackson was due to make $13 million and count $15 million against the salary cap in 2019.

Jackson signed a six-year, $85.5 million contract with $31.5 million fully guaranteed and $42 million in total guarantees with the Jaguars in March 2016, after four seasons in Denver. 

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DeSean Jackson, Eagles Have Mutual Interest

Mar 11, 2019 9:02 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are attempting to trade DeSean Jackson this offseason.

Some teams expect Jackson to be released by Tampa Bay. Jackson has one year left on his three-year, $33.5 million contract with the Bucs. He is set to earn $10 million in 2019, with no guaranteed money remaining.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Jackson have mutual interest in a reunion.

The Eagles lacked a deep threat in 2018 after they lost Mike Wallace for the season in Week 2.

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Patriots Acquire Michael Bennett From Eagles
Martellus Bennett is now contemplating a return to football to join his brother with the Patriots.

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Eagles Will Allow Tim Jernigan To Become Free Agent
The Eagles will not pick up Tim Jernigan's option for 2019, according to a source.

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Jaguars To Sign Nick Foles, Release Blake Bortles
Nick Foles wanted to become a starting quarterback this offseason.

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Brandon Graham Signs Three-Year, $40M Deal With Eagles
Brandon Graham had 4.0 sacks in 2018 after recording 9.5 in 2017.

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