The Eagles will meet with Kevin King as he’s set to visit the Novacare Complex this week.
Here’s both good and bad news. The bad news is we’re still talking about the holes the Philadelphia Eagles have at the cornerback position. We talked about it during the 2016 off-season. We talked about it during the regular season. Here we are approaching the deadline to file taxes, and we’re still talking about the cornerback position. The search continues as Kevin King of the Washington Huskies will visit with the Eagles brass this week.
One thing we can stick out our chests about is the fact that we do see this team taking an active role in figuring this out and getting it right. Earlier this off-season, Leodis McKelvin was released. The team addressed other concerns earlier in free agency but eventually agreed to terms with Patrick Robinson. If he can return to being the player he was earlier in his career, we can confidently say he’d be an upgrade from McKelvin. Then there’s a certain outspoken guy who plays in the pacific northwest.
The Richard Sherman rumors:
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The Seattle Seahawks have been shopping cornerback Richard Sherman for a trade. The thought of him in an Eagles jersey is attractive, but when you take your emotions out of the argument, the deal doesn’t make sense.
The Eagles, who have about $2 million in cap space, would probably only land Sherman if they came up with some sort of package that sent multiple players off to Seattle. That package would probably include linebacker Mychal Kendricks or tackle Jason Peters or both. Either way, the team would need to send extra bodies just to be able to work the deal financially.
Sherman did take the time to respond to the tweet of one young Eagles fan who came up with an idea to get him to Philly. For that story, click here.
Back where we started:
So here we are. We’re in a better position than we were a month ago (we think), and at the same time, we’re stuck in the same spot we were in at this time last year. Hall of fame sportswriter and radio show host Ray Didinger released his mock draft. He believes the Eagles will take Gareon Conley of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jourdan Lewis of the Michigan Wolverines in rounds one and three of the 2017 NFL Draft. As mentioned, there’s some interest in King.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.