Might the Philadelphia Eagles kick the tires on one of Howie’s boys again?
Here’s a news flash if you’re one of those younger football fans. Howie Long is more than a FOX Sports analyst and a father to a couple of really good football players. He’s also a Super Bowl champion and an eight-time Pro Bowl nod. Dang his sons were pretty good though.
Kyle Long just announced his retirement on January 6th, but you know how those things go. This is a former three-time Pro Bowl nod and Second-team All-Pro who was given a Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team nod. Sure, there was the hip injury in 2019, but it’s hard to imagine why this guy isn’t getting mentioned more often. The last time the “Birds” kicked the tires on a Long, things worked out pretty well.
Ronald Leary is the best free-option guard available that’s not named Larry Warford. He’s six-foot-three. he tips the scales at 320 pounds. He may even have a few years left as he’s only 31 years young.
It’s probably a scary thought for many to think of replacing one oft-injured guard with another, but if Philly can plug in Leary and buy some time to get Pryor, Herbig, or Opeta ready, that might be just what the doctor ordered (no pun intended). He might even save the “Birds” some cashflow, something that won’t happen with a Jason Peters reunion or an addition of a very well-respected Larry Warford.