Philadelphia Eagles roundup: No more signs.. Could Joe Callahan be brought back?
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins gets his wish. Joe Callahan gets cut, but might the latter return? It’s all here on ‘The Roundup’.
Well, Malcolm Jenkins gets his wish. More on that in a second. First, let’s talk about something that never gets talked about, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback situation. We may not know who Thursday night’s starter will be at signal caller, but we know who the three guys on the depth chart are. On Friday night, Philly cut both Joe Callahan and Christian Hackenberg.
We might be able to say that will successfully end Hackenberg’s NFL dream, but in the case of Callahan, there’s a theory that you may hear more of pretty quickly. This one’s interesting.
Cutting Callahan this early makes him practice squad eligible. Now, he has to pass through waivers over the next 24 hours, but seeing as how the Eagles have seen and discussed injury concerns at football’s most important position all preseason, is it out of the realm of possibility that Philly might bring him back to join the practice squad?
It would provide them with insurance.
Don’t look now. That sign’s gone.
Well it appears Malcolm Jenkins got what he wanted. As the calendar turns from August to September, we are on the brink of another NFL season. The Eagles are looking to defend their crown, and team’s leaders don’t want anyone looking back on 2017’s season while 2018’s season is getting underway.
For that reason, Eagles insider Dave Spadaro reports the decision’s been made to remove a sign from the locker room, one that celebrates Philly’s Super Bowl victory from a season ago. Here’s a tweet from Philly’s own John Clark:
Don’t you dare accuse these guys of complacency. See? When, head coach Doug Pederson talked about ‘the new norm’ in Philly, his players bought in. They know what it takes to win the Lombardi Trophy, and they want another one.
It appears that they’ve found out that talking about the last one isn’t the way to put another one in the trophy case. It’s not boxing. We’re not walking around with a title belt. Starting now, everyone has a 0-0 record.