Well then, would you look at that? The Philadelphia Eagles are the focus of even more trade rumors surrounding Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The rumors won’t stop until Mariota suits up for another team, so strap in for the long haul, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. There’s also more trade rumors surrounding the Eagles involving their own players as well as a former Oregon Duck that the Eagles wanted badly in the 2012 NFL Draft. Here’s all that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Eagles’ latest Marcus Mariota rumor involves Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks and Sam Bradford – Mark Eckel of NJ.com
"One rumor, making its rounds in NFL personnel meetings, has the Eagles dealing Bradford to the Browns for the 19th overall pick. It’s been widely reported that the Browns offered that 19th pick to the St. Louis Rams for Bradford before the Rams traded him to the Eagles for Nick Foles and a 2016 second-round pick. Despite reports that Bradford, in the final year of his contract, would not sign an extension with Cleveland, the Browns are said to still have interest.The Eagles would then send picks Nos. 19 and 20, along with Cox and Kendricks to the Tennessee Titans for the No. 2 pick Philly would use to select Mariota."
Rumors of Marcus Mariota to the Eagles intensify, multiply – Andrew Kulp of CSNPhilly.com
"Not sure if you’ve heard this one or not, but Chip Kelly is rather fond of Marcus Mariota, and the Philadelphia Eagles might be willing to sell the farm to land the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback out of Oregon. At least, so say the never-ending, ever-increasing rumors that the Birds are still in play for Mariota, possibly trading up as high as No. 2 in the draft, maybe swinging a three-team deal to make it happen, perhaps even waiting to strike until after all the picks are in."
Chris Polk is a free agent after Eagles withdraw qualifying offer – Aaron Wilson of NFPost.com
"Philadelphia Eagles running back Chris Polk is an unrestricted free agent.The Eagles withdrew their qualifying tender offer to Polk, freeing him to go to another NFL team.Polk was part of a crowded backfield with the Eagles after the additions of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.Now, he can seek a job elsewhere."
Connecticut’s Jones could be a draft target for Eagles – Jeff McLane of Philly.com
"There’s a picture on Twitter of a shirtless Byron Jones at Connecticut’s pro day, and he’s surrounded by the Eagles’ brain trust of evaluators.Chip Kelly is there, as are vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz, defensive coordinator Bill Davis, and senior consultant Tom Donahoe. Putting aside the likely awkwardness of the encounter, the photograph was just another clue that the Eagles have great interest in the cornerback from Connecticut."
Could Eagles be interested in Dion Jordan? At right price, absolutely – Nick Fierro of MCall.com
"News of Dion Jordan skipping the Miami Dolphins’ offseason workouts only adds fuel to the fire that his days with the team are numbered.The Dolphins two years ago traded up to jump ahead of the Eagles in the NFL Draft to snag the former University of Oregon defensive end/outside linebacker in the first round.Given Kelly’s uncommonly bond with the players he coached at Oregon before coming to the Eagles in 2013 and the fact that Jordan seems more of a fit as an outside linebacker in the Eagles’ 3-4 than a ‘tweener in the Dolphins’ 4-3, you can’t help but wonder if Kelly, who has drastically shaken up the roster this offseason, might not be trying to add Jordan too."
Speaking of Dion Jordan trade rumors and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, how about this beautiful piece of artwork by the great Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com?
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