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That's one way of looking at it. But all the scouts who are on the ground throughout the season are working for Douglas and using his scouting directives. And you'd have to hope in that case and the infrastructure is strong enough to withstand losses in the front office. That comes with success. Scott Pioli left New England. So did Thomas Dimitroff, Jon Robinson, etc.
Yes, there's certainly a chance. The Eagles added Corey Graham in August last year. I think they'll see what they have during the spring and then also see what the market bears.
I wouldn't put much attention to the years. UDFAs sign three-year deals, for instance. NFL contracts are easy to get out of unless there's burdensome guaranteed money, as you all know.
No, the players have a salary cap -- coaches and executive don't. They should be viewed differently. Pederson has three years left on his deal.
They still have talent. Ezekiel Elliott behind that offensive line, Dak Prescott entering his third year. I wouldn't spend a lot of time laughing at Dallas. They'll be competitive.
I want to see how the players recovering from injuries look. Of course, that's probably more applicable during the summer than the spring because that's when more of them will be back. But Sidney Jones is a player I'll watch closely.
He has a chance, but he'll need to beat out Pumphrey and Smallwood. The Eagles kept 5 RBs last year so maybe they do the same this year, but that's not the standard. You can count on Ajayi, Clement, and Sproles being on the team, barring injury.
I need to get more clarity on Jernigan's injury. But Eagles are returning Vaeao and Qualls. The team likes both players. They'll take a look at them this spring.
I wouldn't rule out adding a defensive tackle. I just don't think it's going to be a cause-and-effect from Jernigan injury.
Valid question. NFL Europe used to be like that. I think it's something the NFL should consider. Right now, college football is an outstanding minor league. But just like the NBA has the G-League, the NFL could do the same.
I believe it's today, May 8.
Looks like they'll give Cameron Johnston a chance. Perhaps they add a veteran in the next 2 months. And I agree, holder is important. But Johnston was here last year and they'll take a look.
No, I don't think they'll add another veteran running back. They have Ajayi-Clement-Sproles. Sproles is that dynamic RB.
I do. 2 and 3 could switch, depending on preference. I think 1 and 4 is correct.
They could still trade Kendricks. I think that's the top candidate.
I see Hollins as the No. 4. Gibson can still take a jump in Year 2. Wheaton, they took a flyer on. Still young, has been productive. But I don't think it moves the needle much.
I don't think the Eagles trade Brandon Graham. He'll be here in 2018. I don't know about 2019, though.
As of now, my guess is Maragos comes back. Eagles thought special teams suffered without him last year. That's an important phase of the game.
I don't know about being asked, but restructuring just means pushing money down the line. For players who already have big financial obligations down the line, it might not be prudent.
Sweat isn't a Day 1 starter. Maybe eventually. Maddox could be a good slot CB. I give them a B. I like getting the 2nd rounder.