Philadelphia Eagles: Three big stories that all occurred in 24 hours

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 08: Marcus Smith II
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 08: Marcus Smith II /

Perhaps no team in the league creates headlines like the Eagles.

Okay, everybody calm down, and go ahead, and sit down. The people behind you can’t see anything. If you’re like the majority of the Philadelphia Eagles fan base, your head is still spinning because of everything that went down between about 1:00 PM EST and 2:30 PM EST on Wednesday. We at Inside The Iggles have managed to catch our collective breaths, and this is what we now know.

Just in case you missed it, what was originally reported as a release was, actually, a trade, and the Eagles dealt guard/tackle Allen Barbre to the Denver Broncos. In the exchange, they receive a conditional 2019 draft pick. The condition? Per a very reliable source and ESPN‘s Jeff Legwold, Barbre has to make the roster. There shouldn’t be any issues there.

Another source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter the conditional pick should be one in the seventh round.

It doesn’t end there:

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Former Eagles defensive end Marcus Smith has to officially be listed as one of the biggest busts in Philadelphia sports history. Three underwhelming years led to a lot of discussion over the last few months. That can end now. The talk about how much production Philly can get out of the former first-round draft selection is over.

After the Eagles brass issued a statement about Barbre, the news of Smith’s release came shortly thereafter. This decision was less of a surprise as Smith was due a $594,000 roster bonus on the third day of camp. None of Smith’s $889,515 base salary was guaranteed, so as a result of the release, Philadelphia clears $1.5 million in cap space.

Another move that didn’t get quite the same amount of attention:

Those of you who have been disappointed about what’s been believed to be a lack of aggressiveness in solving the lack of depth at linebacker might find some happiness about this one. Steven Daniels has been re-signed to a three-year deal after putting pen to the paper on Wednesday.

He was originally claimed off of waivers on May 3rd of this year after being released by the Washington Redskins. The Eagles waived him on June 1st, which has some scratching their head about why he’s back, but he is. Daniels is a former seventh-round selection. Things are heating up in Philly.