- Anthony Brown‘s three-year, $15.5M deal with the Cowboys includes $8M guaranteed and a $4.5M signing bonus. He will make base salaries of $1.75M (2020, guaranteed), $4.25M (2021, $1.75M guaranteed for injury), and $5M (2022). (Aaron Wilson)
Eagles GM Howie Roseman told reporters on Thursday that the decision to release S Malcolm Jenkins was difficult and ultimately came down to him trying to balancing what they can do this year and beyond.
“The hardest part of this job is that you have to make tough decisions, and you have to figure out where you’re going to do that,” Roseman said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “When you have people and players who have given the team so much and the city so much and me personally so much, these are hard things to do.
“But we’re trying to balance what we can do this year and what we can do going forward.”
According to Roseman, they were open to giving Jenkins a raise in 2020, but weren’t willing to add years beyond that.
“As much as you want to show gratitude for past performance and loyalty, you also have to have one eye on the future,” Roseman said. “It’s just the nature of where we are right now as a sport. You see it with Hall of Fame players leaving their teams. Quarterbacks. Tight ends. You see it. You can’t sign everyone. For us, we had to make some tough decisions. We had conversations with his representative. We understood what was important to him and what he was looking for. But we also were trying to balance that with what we were trying to do in the offseason.
“We’re in a position now with our team where we’re going to have to lose some guys.”
- Roseman downplayed the notion that there are issues between Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery: “There is no issue between Carson and Alshon. The narrative on Alshon as a player…isn’t really fair.” (94 WIP)
Redskins HC Ron Rivera has been clear about wanting to give 2019 first-round QB Dwayne Haskins competition for the starting job. What exactly that looked like was unclear until Washington traded for Rivera’s former backup-turned-starter Kyle Allen. While Haskins will enter next season as the starter, Allen will push him and also bring a bonus of already knowing the scheme.
“We’re going into camp believing [Haskins is the starting quarterback], but they’re going to be competing,” Rivera said via The Team 980, Redskins Radio. “At the end of the day, nobody knows what’s going to happen, so we just have to get ourselves ready. Really like what we have in terms of our young quarterbacks. Kyle is also a young guy, has a long arm, understands the game, understands how we do things, so I’m excited about what the potential could be.”