Reactions as ESPN suggests NFL roster moves involving Eagles, Carson Wentz

Myles Jack #51, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Myles Jack #51, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

There isn’t a Philadelphia Eagles fan anywhere in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else on Planet Earth that hasn’t marveled over executive vice president/general manager Howie Roseman’s ingenuity. We have seen him clean up a few salary-cap messes, some of which he created, but that’s another story for another day. We have seen him maneuver his way around the NFL Draft board brilliantly. He has also shown the ability to make shrewd roster decisions following the selection meeting. Who’s still buzzing about the additions of James Bradberry and C.J. Gardner-Johnson last season?

The Eagles can already hang their hat on what has already been a nice-looking offseason. History, however, has taught us on more than one occasion, that there’s always a chance that another eye-popping move is coming. Post-draft, on this platform, we overstepped and suggested a few. It appears that we aren’t alone.

ESPN staff writer Bill Barnwell suggested several of his own theories. He mentions the Eagles, a former Eagle, and two rivals. Fasten your seatbelts. We have some reactions.

ESPN predicts a couple of handfuls of post-draft roster moves in the NFL, and the Eagles earn a mention.

Even if we don’t realize that we’re doing it, eyes are always peeled for trades, signings, and anything involving the reshaping of the Eagles’ roster. Simply put, any offering like the one ESPN released this week most certainly tunes our antennas to the frequency.

Barnwell suggested three roster moves that caught our attention. This one sits behind a paywall on the ESPN Plus platform, so we won’t share any direct quotes, but here are our reactions to each of those suggestions.

Eagles add Myles Jack.

As Barnwell suggests, it seems unlikely that Philadelphia will dedicate a tremendous amount of financial resources to upgrading the linebacker position. That probably rules out the possibility of a dream Isaiah Simmons or Patrick Queen addition, but Myles Jack could be a possible fit. He’s definitely less expensive than the other two, and his former general manager, David Caldwell, is now an Eagles employee.

Giants sign Dalton Risner. Cowboys re-sign Ezekiel Elliott.

It feels like it has been six months since the Dallas Cowboys released Ezekiel Elliott. That brought a sigh of relief from Birds fans. He has kind of been a thorn in the side for a while now. Some have even mentioned they wouldn’t mind seeing Zeke in an Eagles jersey if only for the possibility of him returning the favor during Philly’s pair of games versus Dallas.

It’s easy to disagree with that, but if we are being honest, we don’t know if we’d enjoy seeing him back in a Cowboys uniform. He tends to turn the clock back versus Philly.

Dalton Risner would be a nice addition to the New York Giants. The Birds have beaten the G-men up in the trenches, and this would help stop the bleeding for Big Blue, but honestly, we don’t see this happening.

Carson Wentz joins the Packers.

He just won’t go away, will he? Carson Wentz was released by Washington recently. Joining another NFL team this season would mark his third switch in as many seasons.

It seems as though there’s no reason to add him to The Pack’s roster. It’s Jordan Love’s time. Carson has a reputation for being a bad teammate and refusing to be a mentor. Unless he accepts his fate, being a career journeyman backup, there’s really no reason to acquire him.