One NFL insider suggests that the Philadelphia Eagles adding Trey Flowers in free agency could be a possibility.
The NFL Combine is approaching. So is March 5th, and on that date, prior to 4:00 P.M., New York time, clubs need to designate franchise or transition players. That means you’re going to hear a lot of talk in the meantime about who might get franchised and where they might go if they don’t. For the Philadelphia Eagles, who are now one year removed from their Super Bowl title, rumors could be aplenty.
Here’s an interesting thought, though it doesn’t actually fall into the category of rumors yet. Around the NFL writer Marc Sessler believes, if the New England Patriots don’t franchise defensive end Trey Flowers, Philly may have an interest in bringing him to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.
Here’s what was said:
"Plugged-in Pats beat writer Mike Reiss believes the team will pass on franchising Flowers. The 25-year-old pass rusher won’t lack for suitors after leading New England’s defense during multiple Super Bowlruns. The Eagles are dangerously low on cap room, but I’m playing under the assumption every team in the NFL knows how to massage the books to make a signing like this a reality."
That could have credence for a few reasons:
One, many are beginning to reserve themselves to the idea that the owner of the most famous strip-sack in Eagles history, Brandon Graham, is all but gone. That means the Eagles will become reliant on Derek Barnett, who’s coming off of an injury, and Josh Sweat, who’s young and unproven, and, like Barnett, he finished 2018’s season on the IR.
Outside of that, there’s Joe Ostman, who’s signed to a future/reserve contract. Sure the major flaw in this theory is the fact that the Eagles have, virtually, no money to spend in free agency. Then again, we’ve seen this before. The Eagles have a way of making the cap work for them.
Just two years ago, they were in need of a wide receiver and two good ones were available, Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. Many thought it would be nice if Philly could land one or the other. Executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman found a way to bring both into the nest.
Philly landing Flowers isn’t an impossibility ladies and gentlemen, especially once some of the current roster begins to filter out and find homes elsewhere.