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I don't think it's an either/or situation, but Reid and Vacarro are both starting-caliber safeties. The Eagles signed two linebackers to one-year deals who profile as rotational LBs/special teams players. They have starting experience, but these were low-risk deals.
Of that group, I'd look at Reid or the two TEs. What offensive linemen and defensive linemen are on the board? I also wouldn't rule out another pass rusher.
They want short-term help and long-term flexibility. It's clear they're going after another run, but they don't want to be cap-stripped thereafter.
Rams and Vikings are Super Bowl contenders. I wouldn't laugh. ...Howie has made good moves, but even he would tell you that doesn't ensure future performance. At one point, the Ravens were the model -- then they had a few bad drafts. Howie's big-picture thinking can be emulated, but you also need to draft and sign the right players.
Foles would be my first thought, but it would be tough for teams to sacrifice a first-round pick.
Eagles return their top three receivers (Jeffery, Ertz, Agholor), their best RB (Ajayi), and their starting offensive line. Those other spots you mention are role players. They'll try to find them in the draft and perhaps May/June free agency, but I don't think those are season-changers, unless there's an Ajayi injury or Ertz injury.
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Jalen Mills would make the most sense, at least at this point.
That's always what's used, but I like their pieces. They got a lot better. I still think there are holes, but if Goff stays on the trajectory from last year, they'll be in the playoffs and compete for the conference championship.
Chip Kelly won 20 games in two years. That's 55.5 percent of his games. If Gabe Kapler does that, he'd have a 90-win team. I didn't think Chip's coaching was the problem as much as his personnel decisions. I'm not around the Phillies, but I'll say this -- the locker room "buy-in" is huge. The players need to be committed and see results.
Ridley, Sutton, Kirk, Gesicki, Moore?
I don't think they give him a big contract after next season. I can see them adding a RB in the draft and continuing to build with young RBs.
If it's the right player, sure. I don't think they'd be against taking one, but i think there might be more value elsewhere.
I don't think the Eagles plan on trading him.
You'd like if he can do both, but I think it's easier to add blocking than it is to add athleticism.
I don't think so. It's fine when it is. It's a long offseason -- what's the rush?
I do expect a move -- I'd think a trade down more than a trade up.
Eagles still have big salary obligations in upcoming years, and will have to give Wentz a new deal soon. Plus, they have upcoming decisions on Agholor and Hicks.
His athleticism is off-the-charts for this class.