Thank you for joining the weekly chat. Much to discuss this week, one week before free agency...
I suppose because when time is on your side, you use it. You never know what the trade market will present.
Because when he was healthy, he was a high-level player at a premium position. It's hard to move on from that. The emotional attachment is a part of it, but this is a performance business. If he can return at a high level, that's a position where you need production.
Darby would be the most-likely candidate, considering he's entering the final year of his contract and would have value. Of course, there's also value in having him play and then trying to get a compensatory pick.
I suppose a diversity of ideas is always a good thing, but I don't know if it's essential. You'd need to see what he brings and how he fits.
That's one option, unless they think he's earned it and they want to keep him happy. I agree with you re: risk. I don't think they'd get themselves stuck into years with commitment; just more money on the front end.
That's the direction I'd go. It worked for them in the past and I think the Eagles have a desirable situation for those types of players because they can come to a system that allows for production. It also usually comes at a low cost. And it allows for comp. picks after the season. But like anything else, it all depends on the market.
Thank you. Of those options, I think Vander Esche would be intriguing. Highly productive player who checks off size and athletic prototypes at a position that the Eagles need a potential starter.
I can -- I think it would make sense to reward him. But I don't think anything will happen before the draft.
Many rumors, but always need to operate with a filter. I think Bradham could be more difficult than I expected to re-sign.
You'd hope a third- or a fourth-round pick, but I don't know. Jernigan was a swap of thirds last year.
I think they'd explore it if they re-signed Bradham, because it would be a lot of money tied into a third linebacker. But I'm not certain they re-sign Bradham.
I don't have a firm prediction. In past years, I did. But this year, Eagles will be looking to fill in backup spots -- not necessarily starting spots. Cody Latimer is an interesting player who can help on special teams and as a depth WR.
Not after 2018. More after 2019. But I think he's a better player than labeling him a "disappointment."
I don't know if I'd call it crazy, but I'd call it unlikely. I think he's in Philly next year on a higher salary.
They're just not in position for a splash. But there's been no shortage of Eagles coverage.
If I had to guess now? Hicks, Kendricks, TBD. I'd still work like crazy to keep Bradham.
I don't see McLeod getting cut. He's a good, young player. For a surprise -- I guess Brent Celek if he doesn't retire. Or Curry.
Mack Hollins is my guess.
Billy Brown would be the player I'd watch.