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Should the Eagles have an interest in trading for Bengals S Jessie Bates? – Philly Voice
Would a second-round pick and, saaayyyy, versatile starting guard in Isaac Seumalo appease Cincinnati? I think that’s a deal the Eagles would make. They likely wouldn’t part with any of their 2023 first-round picks, which are clearly intended for quarterback insurance in case Jalen Hurts doesn’t make substantial improvements in 2022. Money, Marcus Williams is a player whose game is similar to Bates, so his five-year, $70 million contract with the Ravens seems to be the floor. Because Bates is already pretty much guaranteed just under $13 million on the franchise tag, the Eagles should beat that. A new deal with an average annual value of around $15 million would seem about right. And again, I would expect any new deal to have a low cap for 2022. So in summary, to answer the question in the title, yes, the Eagles should be better off trading for Jessie Bates.
Eagles mailbag: How much would it cost to get Jessie Bates? – NBCSP
1. The Bengals will want a first-round pick. They’d be crazy not to start there, especially when talking to the Eagles, who have two first rounds in 2023. In 2020 the Jets traded Jamal Adams to the Seahawks and got a first-round pick and in 2019 the Dolphins traded Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers and got a first-round pick. So even if Bates isn’t as good as those two, the Bengals are going to demand a first round. But that’s probably too rich for the Eagles, even with two first rounds next season. Should the Eagles be willing to give up a second-round pick in 2023? Yes, that would be more appealing. However, they might need to sweeten this deal with a Day 3 pick or a player. 2. This offseason, the Ravens signed Williams to a five-year, $70 million contract. His $14 APY ranks seventh in the NFL among safeties. Justin Reid was signed this offseason with an APY of $10.5 million. If the Eagles were to trade for Bates, he should be around $14 million APY on that new contract. In fact, this deal with Williams seems like a good model for Bates. Of course, the Eagles thought Williams was overpaid, so they would really have to like Bates more than Williams to sign him on a similar deal on top of whatever they would have to trade to get him.
Jessie Bates to skip OTAs, training camp amid franchise tag frustration, report says – Cincy Jungle
Despite his late-season resurgence, the Bengals could not agree to an extension by the March 8 franchise tag deadline. They have a new deadline of July 15 to get Bates under contract for the foreseeable future, but if Bates uses his latest form of leverage while holding his own, then it doesn’t look like the two sides are any closer to reaching a new deal. . . The Bengals’ defense is better with Bates patrolling center field, but their price and Bates’ price don’t come close to matching. This could lead to the team calling their bluff, or Bates never playing in Cincinnati again. We will find out in July and in the weeks that follow.
It’s all about Jalen Hurts in 2022 – BGN
It’s all about Jalen Hurts. Everything the Eagles offense does this season will revolve around Hurts. Every bit of Eagles success hinges on Hurts’ performance. Every playoff level they reach will be dictated by how Hurts plays. Hurts is ready for anything. The Eagles have shown their confidence in him, having shown interest in Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis. They traded a first-round pick for 6-foot-1, 225-pound receiver AJ Brown. Teamed with DeVonta Smith, the Eagles might have the best starting receiver duo in the NFC East. Hurts will be behind one of the best offensive lines in football. The Eagles bolstered their offensive line by drafting Jason Kelce’s heir apparent, Cam Jurgens from Nebraska. The Eagles also threw the ball 494 times in 17 regular season games in 2021, the fewest of any NFL team. There may be a reason for this. The coaching staff wanted to take further steps in Hurts’ progression as a passer. They pampered Hurts. Some of the media and fan base followed suit, explaining that 2021 felt like a rookie season for Hurts, since he came so late into 2020 to relieve Carson Wentz’s leak. The excuses are gone. The first to show up, unsurprisingly, is Hurts.
James Bradberry reaction + Have the Eagles overtaken the Cowboys? – Radio BGN
The Birds have filled a big hole in the roster with their new cornerback signing! How good can this Eagles team be? Are they already in a better position to win the NFC East than the defending division champions? Brandon Lee Gowton and Jimmy Kempski react to breaking news and compare rosters in this episode.
AJ Brown says his peace is in jeopardy because he was traded – PFT
Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown released a statement today regarding unspecified concerns he related to the fan reaction to his trade to the Titans. Apparently referring to a soccer camp in Tennessee that he decided to pull out of, Brown said he was sorry for the kids who attempted the camp, but felt he had no choice because of how some adults in Tennessee have acted towards him since he moved. in Philadelphia.
Report: Multiple sources say Colts are working on a deal for Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles – Stampede Blue
There will be some Colts fans who won’t like the way things turned out, but that’s what “all in” looks like for a football team led by Chris Ballard. The Colts brought in the best pass thrower they’ve had in years, the best quarterback they’ve had since Andrew Luck retired and are betting on a former Defensive Player of the Year at cornerback, they filled in all the holes they had in the draft and now they’re looking to add a legit backup to the games most important position. They clearly believe that the time has come for them to fight. What this means for Sam Ehlinger is anyone’s guess. They believed in Ehlinger enough to make him the team’s main substitute a season ago, a decision which, in hindsight, looks like they were prepared to lose a lot of games if Carson Wentz missed much of the game. season. Everything indicates that the team likes Ehlinger and what he brings, so we’ll see if they wear three quarterbacks in the regular season.
Why Patriots coaching titles don’t matter; more, the five best cornerbacks in the NFL, the Saints’ resurgent offense – NFL.com
Where is Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs? Despite leading the league in 2021 with 11 interceptions, the third-year pro isn’t making the cut due to the booming nature of his game. Diggs is giving up too many big plays and needs to lower his burn rate to earn a place among the elites. While I like his ball skills and ability to play as a ‘cue’ corner with exceptional vision, he needs to show better discipline and awareness in coverage to get an A+ as a cover corner.
Another argument for Tony Pollard receiving the majority of hits over Ezekiel Elliott – Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys have a decision to make regarding Ezekiel Elliott. It’s not the one to release him after the 2022 season due to his contract numbers. They have an exit after 2022 and they could use that to get cap relief and stop paying top dollar to a position that doesn’t really deserve top dollar. But that’s in about a year. The other decision they have to make about Elliott comes this fall when they have to decide how much playing time to give him this season and how much they should give Tony Pollard. Over at ESPN, Bill Barnwell went deeper into expectations around a few high-priced running backs for the 2022 season, and Elliott was included. He first notes that the Cowboys have become much less of a running team recently and are now more in line with passing averages around the NFL. He observes that the reason for this may be Elliott’s declining production.
Big Blue View Mailbag: Cap Questions, Twitter Invasion, Darius Slayton, More – Big Blue View
So Jones? I think there’s a good chance that Tyrod Taylor will be the Giants’ Week 1 starter next season. I like Jones and hope he does well, but I think the Giants are going to look at quarterback prices ($31.497 million for the franchise tag) and probably more in terms of annual value if Jones plays good enough to deserve a long-term contract. , and think they want to do better for that kind of money. Odds? Let’s say 60-40, with a 60% chance he’ll be somewhere else in 2023.
Should Ron Rivera bring “the People’s Corner”, Jimmy Moreland, back to his home in Washington? – Haven of Pigs
Should Ron Rivera try to bring back a player he released just 9 months ago who was a fan favorite but got average PFF ratings for his 2 seasons in Washington and doesn’t couldn’t enter the field with the 4-13 Texans in 2021? Do you think Rivera regrets the decision to give it up last September, or has Jimmy Moreland’s ship already left the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay for good? [BLG Note: The Eagles previously had interest in signing Moreland in September last year.]
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