Coaching hires... Jason Kelce watch... Restaffing the coaching tree... There... You're caught up. If you've been busy doing something else or if you are taking a break from all things related to football, that's what you've been missing since the Philadelphia Eagles season went up in flames. Oh yeah... There's also that Haason Reddick thing.
News broke on Super Bowl Sunday that Philly has allowed the two-time Pro Bowler to seek a trade. We provided a few knee-jerk reactions after that. Another update came two days later.
Haason Reddick never asked the Eagles for permission to seek a trade per report.
Well, we've been so busy with 'Jason Kelce watch' that we may have overlooked we need to keep a few eyes on other offseason storylines, whether or not Reddick will return to the Eales in 2024. Yeah... That's kind of important.
Bleacher Report's NFL Insider Jordan Schultz reports he spoke with Haason, and the former Temple star denies ever asking Philly for a trade. He apparently wants to stay in Philadelphia as a member of the Eagles.
Here's a quote:
“I would like to get an extension done here at home. At no point did I ever tell the organization I want to be traded. This is home for me. I was born and raised here. Two of the most fun years playing football in my life came here. I’ve cherished being an Eagle.”
We'd like to retract something we said earlier. Haason Reddick has always been friendly to us over here at Inside The Iggles. He hung out with our staff and the FanSided family both ahead of the regular season and during.
There were stories about potential bad apples in the Birds locker room. We know Haason was unhappy with his current salary. We also knew Haason elected to give the silent treatment to the defensive coordinator, so yes, we wondered if Philly's perceived disinterest in extending him was in some way related to the organization's willingness to allow him to seek other opportunities.
Truthfully, that isn't fair to say, so we walk that one back. We feel we owe Number 7 and apology, but in the meantime, we'll be watching this one closely.