Bacon, Eggs and Eagles – Asante Samuel Still Helping Philadelphia
Remember when the Philadelphia Eagles traded cornerback Asante Samuel for a seventh-round draft pick in 2012? Well that draft pick is still somehow paying dividends for the Eagles. How exactly? That’s for Chris McPherson to explain in the link below. Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff is also ready to go for the upcoming season now that he has a year of experience under his belt. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
How Asante Samuel Still Helps The Eagles – Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"The Eagles signed cornerback Asante Samuel, then the crown jewel of the free agency market, back on February 29, 2008. He earned Pro Bowl honors in his first three seasons in Philadelphia and was tied for the league lead with nine interceptions in 2009.Samuel’s tenure with the Eagles ended on April 25, 2012 when he was sent to Atlanta in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. Even though Samuel hasn’t played for the Eagles in the past three seasons, he still continues to help the team to this day."
New Focus For WR Huff In Second Year – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Josh Huff needed to breathe. A rookie season behind him, one with the requisite first-year ups and downs, Huff got married in the offseason, went on a cruise, dipped into the water and is back on the football field with the perspective a second NFL year brings.“It’s different now for me,” he said. “Totally different. I feel like I’ve been around some. I know what to expect.”"
10 leading candidates for rookie of the year – Andrew Garda of FanSided.com
"Another thing to consider is what situation a player lands in. Of course, a rotational player is far more likely to get passed over than a starter. We can argue whether that is right or not, but a non-starter winning the award is, well, a non-starter.Finally it won’t be just about production, though that certainly plays a large part in things (and is part of what hurts defensemen and linemen). If a player leads a team or has a huge impact in fewer moments, they could win as well."
Eagles sign first round pick Nelson Agholor – Juan Basadre of FanSided.com
"On Thursday the Eagles signed first round draft pick Nelson Agholor, wide receiver out of USC, to a 4 year, $9.4 million contract, reported Mike Garafolo. Agholor will also receive a 5.1 million dollar signing bonus."
Scout’s Take: Personnel men analyze Chip Kelly’s draft – Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com
"In his first draft as the Eagles’ top personnel man, Chip Kelly didn’t trade up for Marcus Mariota and made just six overall picks. He traded up in the second round, traded out of the fourth round and at one point allowed 107 selections to pass between his picks.Kelly took three cornerbacks, an inside linebacker, a wide receiver, a 6-foot-9 defensive end and added an extra-third rounder for 2016."
Isn’t this awesome? The Dallas Cowboys made a great signing by adding undrafted offensive lineman La’el Collins to their roster but then he goes ahead and puts a ton of pressure on the team by saying something like this during his press conference.
Next: How Does Cowboys Signing La'el Collins Affect The Eagles?
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