Eagles talk: An update on Philly’s cap space, A theory on what’s next
The Eagles save some cap space by restructuring two very important cogs, and one expert on ‘The Birds’ has a theory on what they should do next.
Friday, March 15th began the same way most days begin in the Philadelphia Eagles community, with breakfast and with us, then, logging into social media to see the comings and goings in the NFL. Shortly after 9 A.M. on the East Coast, ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates, as he always is, was up early and producing some quality content.
For most of us, it was in Yates’ report that we learned the Eagles had restructured the deals of both Chris Long and Nigel Bradham. That move created a little over $5 million in cap space for the upcoming season.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer added this:
The most immediate question that most would have after that was where Philly sits in terms of the cap and what they might do next with the newfound money. Zack Rosenblatt, someone Eagles fans won’t need to be introduced to, detailed Philly’s offseason events and where they sat following each move.
Click here for that story. On Friday, at 10 A.M. EST, Rosenblatt suggested some other moves. One of which was the resigning of veteran cornerback Ronald Darby. Right before the clock struck 5 P.M. EST, the Eagles organization made that happen.
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Here are a few of Rosenblatt’s other ideas.
Time will tell what Philly does next. Will they take a stab at grabbing one of the best available free agent running backs? Will they wait until the ‘frenzied’ portion of the free agency period is over and scoop up some of the best of what’s remaining? Will they wait until the draft?
One thing’s certain, no one has ever accused Howie Roseman and the Eagles front office of being lazy. That theory has seen no changes as we reach the middle portion of March.