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Report: Veteran CB Ronald Darby signs one-year deal with Redskins

The Redskins and veteran cornerback Ronald Darby are in agreement on a one-year, $4M deal, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Darby has spent the last three seasons with the division-rival Eagles, though all three of those seasons have been marred to some degree by injury. He played in only eight games in 2017, nine in 2018, and 11 in 2019. Darby's 2018 season was cut short by an ACL tear, but he was at least playing at an above-average level prior to the injury. The same cannot...

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Ronald Darby is staying in the NFC East

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Former Eagles CB is going to down to DC.

Ronald Darby is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles but he’s not leaving the NFC East. The 26-year-old cornerback is signing a one-year contract worth $4 million with Washington, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

It’s certainly no surprise that the Eagles didn’t retain Darby. Here’s what we wrote about him following the 2019 season:

Review: Darby was targeted early and often by opposing teams in his...

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The Linc - Eagles got one of the biggest free agency steals

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/29/20.

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11 best deals and biggest steals in free agency so far - TouchdownWire
Javon Hargrave, DT, Philadelphia Eagles — Given their cap difficulties, the Pittsburgh Steelers had no choice but to see defensive tackle Javon Hargrave move across the state to the Philadelphia Eagles. Hargrave has been a rock in the interior of Pittsburgh’s defensive line the past few...

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NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Jalen Reagor to the Eagles is the second most popular pick

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Mock draft madness.

The 2020 NFL Draft, which will NOT be postponed, is just 26 days away. Let’s pass the time until then by looking at who mock drafts have the Philadelphia Eagles selecting with the No. 21 overall pick. This roundup reflects how mocks have changed (or not) since NFL free agency began over a week ago.

SB Nation (Dan Kadar) - Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

After adding four defensive backs in free agency, that need is no longer as...

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The Linc - LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson discussing potential reunion in Philly

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/28/20.

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NFL rumors: Free agent LeSean McCoy hints at possible return to Eagles, DeSean Jackson wants a reunion - PhillyVoice
Former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who was abruptly traded to Buffalo back in 2015 by then-coach Chip Kelly, is now a free agent after winning a Super Bowl with the Chiefs last season. And on Friday afternoon, the Birds all-time...

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Are the Eagles hanging Carson Wentz out to dry?

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Wentz had the worst receiver corps in the NFL last year and they’re running it back... mostly.

When the 2019 season finally drew to a close against the Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card Game, the Eagles’ wide receivers were Greg Ward, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Shelton Gibson, and Deontay Burnett. An underachieving Alshon Jeffery missed the final few weeks of the season with a Lisfranc injury, DeSean Jackson played one full game for the Eagles and was then lost...

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Eagles exercise options on Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, others

The Eagles picked up Zach Ertz‘s 2021 option earlier Friday, but that wasn’t the front office’s only move. The NFL transactions report shows that the organization exercised the options on quarterback Carson Wentz, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, defensive end Brandon Graham, offensive guard Isaac Seumalo and defensive lineman Malik Jackson. As Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com writes, these moves were merely “procedural,” and similar to the Ertz move, they’re not all...

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Closer look at the contract details of the Eagles’ offseason acquisitions and re-signings

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Plus, a cap space update.

The Philadelphia Eagles have made a number of acquisitions and re-signings since NFL free agency began last week. Let’s revisit the terms of those incoming contracts now that more details have been revealed.

DARIUS SLAY

Slay’s previous contract with the Detroit Lions ran though the 2020 season. Upon trading for the three-time Pro Bowl cornerback, the Eagles tacked on three more years to his deal. The extension was...

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Eagles pick up Zach Ertz's option

The Eagles have exercised Zach Ertz‘s option for the 2021 season, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). No surprise here – he’s one of the league’s most skilled tight ends and the Eagles are expected to try for an even longer arrangement in the coming months. For now, Ertz is slated to count for $8M in 2020 and $8.25M in 2021, the aforementioned option year. Given the advancement of the tight end market, and Ertz’s production, you can expect to see a sizable pay bump...

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2020 BGN Community NFL Mock Draft order is set!

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Here we go!

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to claim your assigned picks for the 2020 BGN Community Mock Draft! Please comment below with TWO THINGS:

1) The team you want

2) The email address where I can reach you shortly after you claim your pick

I’ll fill out the chart below on a first come, first serve basis. If you need a refresher on the guidelines for the draft, just take a look at my post from Thursday. BGN reader 20Safety_Hazards, as...

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Ben Natan

NFL Draft Mailbag: Justin Jefferson vs. Jalen Reagor vs. Tee Higgins

Weekly Q&A

Every week here at Bleeding Green Nation we are doing an NFL Draft mailbag (send your questions to BGDMailbag@Gmail.com). If you have questions about prospects, strategies and needs; feel free to send them along!

Starting with a few good questions from Steve.

Q: Assuming we keep Alshon Jeffery, would we still like to go wide receiver in round 1?

Even in the scenario where Alshon Jeffery is on the team, wide receiver should still be considered a need for this team. Alshon has been...

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The Linc - Eagles’ 2020 breakout candidate

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/27/20.

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Predicting Every NFL Team’s 2020 Breakout Player - B/R
Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett — Heading into the 2017 draft, Derek Barnett was considered one of the top pass-rushers behind Myles Garrett. While Barnett’s career hasn’t lived up to that hype, he could turn things around in 2020. In 14 games last season, Barnett set a career high with 6.5 sacks,...

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Barnwell's best grades of NFL free agency: Nine signings, including three QBs

Bill Barnwell graded more than 100 deals over the last two weeks, and these are his favorite, including Brady, Brees and Rivers.

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Trick shots, TikTok, woodwork: How NFL players stay busy in isolation

Zach Ertz, Robert Griffin III and Drew Brees are among those who have filled us in via social media on what they're up to at home.

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The 2020 NFL Draft will NOT be postponed

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The Eagles have less than a month to get ready.

The NFL has made all sorts of changes to the offseason, and despite having to completely change the format and cancel fan events, the league has decided that the 2020 NFL Draft will continue as scheduled, April 23-25.

Commissioner Goodell sent out a memo to NFL teams tonight that the draft will go on April 23-25. pic.twitter.com/tYlHo3fKqC

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2020

“Apart from the...

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Is taking a wide receiver in the first round the best move for the Eagles?

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The Eagles have a lot of holes to fill. Is taking a wideout at 21 the best move? BGN’s Ben Natan weighed in.

The Eagles could use help at the wide receiver position.

I know, it’s a shocking take. I’ll give you a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor.

Last season, the Eagles’ offense had one of the most unusual seasons in modern NFL history. Quarterback Carson Wentz became the first passer in history to throw for more than 4,000 yards without any...

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Nate Sudfeld talks about his decision to re-sign with the Eagles

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The QB also talked about coaching changes and potential QB competition for the No. 2 spot.

On of the first moves made by the Eagles this offseason was to re-sign Nate Sudfeld. Howie Roseman explained early on Thursday that his familiarity with the offense, especially during what could be a short offseason, was a big bonus for them.

Here’s what the quarterback had to say:

On wanting to return to Philly

“It was a crazy little process going through free...

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Alshon Jeffery Injuries, Trade Rumors Are 'Elephant in the Room', Says Eagles GM

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman addressed the ongoing speculation surrounding wide receiver Alshon Jeffery...

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Howie Roseman talks Eagles’ inaction at wide receiver, secondary additions, and much more

Philadelphia’s GM offers insight on the team’s offseason plan.

This has been a bit of an odd offseason so far — to say the least — but the Eagles are still making moves. Howie Roseman spoke to the media via conference call on Thursday morning about some of the free agency acquisitions, re-signings, and the team’s approach as we get closer to the 2020 NFL Draft — and also addressed his thoughts on the wide receiver position.

Here’s what he had to say:

On specific player...

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Ex-NFL star Chris Long transforms himself into Joe Exotic, and it's haunting

Chris Long terrorized NFL quarterbacks for years. Now he’s providing nightmare fuel after transforming himself into Joe Exotic from Netflix’s hit series, “Tiger King.” Early Thursday morning, Long promoted his latest podcast, "Green Light with Chris Long." Then, he shared a picture of himself as a “method podcaster” and this scribe will never be the same again. Not surprisingly, this picture garnered some funny responses on Twitter. I’m not going to lie, Long’s transformation...

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