Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com continues his series of assessing who will return to the Eagles for the 2018 season and who will be moving on with the defensive end, defensive tackle and inside linebacker positions.
- Kempski mentions that with cap figures of over $11 million or more for the next three years, there’s really no way the Eagles can keep DE Vinny Curry around. Although, he could see Philadelphia approaching him about a pay cut. In the end, Kempski thinks it makes the most sense for the Eagles to designate Curry as a post-June 1 release, which would free up $9 million of cap space.
- As for DT Beau Allen, Kempski doesn’t think the Eagles would be wised to match the kind of offers he’ll receive on the open market.
- According to Kempski, LB Dannell Ellerbe is unlikely to return to the Eagles for the 2018 season, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the team kept him on speed dial in case they needed someone.
- Kempski lists Steven Means, Destiny Vaeao, Elijah Qualls, Najee Goode and Joe Walker as players who will have to compete for roster spots in training camp.
- Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com writes that it’s unlikely the Giants will keep Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in place as their three starting cornerbacks for the 2018 season.
- If the Giants end up moving on from one them, Dunleavy believes Rodgers-Cromartie is most likely the odd-man-out. Although, they could approach him about a pay cut, given that he can play a number of positions in the secondary.
- Dunleavy suggests replacing Rodgers-Cromartie with an aging veteran on a one-year contract.
- However, should New York move on from two of these players, they would likely have to sign a mid-tier free agent.
- One possibility is to re-sign Ross Cockrell and sign a slot corner such as Terence Newman or Nickell Robey-Coleman, according to Dunleavy.
“Obviously, I know a pretty good deal about him because we’re in the same division you know the last two seasons,” DeFilippo said, via Pro Football Talk. “And I’ve had to compete against Kirk at some other places I’ve been. So obviously Kirk’s a heck of a football player. He’s got a lot of skills. He’s accurate. He’s got plenty of arm strength, and does some really nice thing. I mean, Kirk’s a very good quarterback.”