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I was not surprised by the decision, just the timing. Entering the offseason, I didn't think Kendricks would be on the Eagles in 2018. Given his projected role, the cap hit was too significant. But when he wasn't released/traded by the draft, I thought they'd hold onto him for a little longer. If Bradham/Hicks stay healthy, the Eagles will be OK. But if they suffer an injury at LB, the Eagles will miss Kendricks. Maybe Corey Nelson or another player can step in and play well, but they're less proven.
I wouldn't jump at spending it. Saving it has a lot of value, too. That said, if there's a third safety at the right price, I'd look int oit.
He was on the field, which was a plus. Didn't take every snap, but took the first offensive snap of group install. It shows his progress.
That's required by the league. The Eagles comply with the league's requirements on practice viewing. We don't get more than that -- 4 OTA sessions and every day of mandatory minicamp.
It all depends who's on the board. I think the Eagles draft a defensive lineman in the first two rounds next year. Would make sense to look at an offensive tackle, though, although they have a few to develop.
He's said to be day-to-day, but he wasn't at practice this week. He's on the bottom of the depth chart now.
I liked what he showed against Dallas last year. They'll continue to develop him. He's an interesting prospect. Spoke to him yesterday, he's bigger and faster this year.
I do. I think the moves were independent. The Kendricks decision was about money.
He's been productive before. Check out the Eagles-Redskins game from 2016.
I think they'll first look at their internal options before checking what's out there. It's a backup role.
I think safety. They need a third safety. I wouldn't rule out Corey Graham.
Thank you for the nice words, George. I don't think that will be an issue for me. I was eager to get out there yesterday for practice. After some time to recharge this summer, I'll be enthused for training camp. Frankly, I like covering the team when they go deeper. There's more interest, more readers, more stories.
I don't know what's happening with salaries -- Eagles are mum on that -- but I don't think it says anything about how the organization views Douglas or Roseman. In Weidl's case, you can say insurance, but I think they had a spot to promote him to -- they didn't need to have hte "assistant" part of his title, and he's been a key part of the front office.
The Eagles haven't had money in the last week. But in general, I think they're only paying for a backup player at this point.
Perhaps, but I think the Eagles were ready to move on. They have Ertz and Goedert with Rodgers in the mix, too.
He's definitely better than he showed last season. He got hurt Week 1. He was productive as a rookie in Buffalo. I think he'll be productive this year. He's fast with good size and coverage ability.
I like Vaccaro if they can get him. But you're talking about someone who must come in willing to be the third safety and play special teams. It's not a starting job.
He does -- he's younger and the players like him. I've spoken to the QBs about him, been a positive reaction.
It won't affect returning players, all of whom stood last year. Michael Bennett has gone on a knee before. Not sure what he had planned for 2018.
I don't know the particulars there. Scouting contracts are usually up after the draft.
Encouraged -- he's doing more than I expected. I don't think medical staff would allow him to do anything he can't do.
Nope, it just added to the scouting staff. I don't think it's an earth-shattering move.
Eagles said all along they would consult with him. My guess is this had more to with a contract and a long-term future for Foles.
Thank you for all the questions. Let's talk next week.