Chris Long explained via his Twitter account on Wednesday that he informed the Eagles back in March that they should “proceed like I won’t be back” after they told him his 2018 role was no longer available.
“I told them IN MARCH to proceed like I won’t be back when I was told my 2018 role was gone,” Long tweeted. “DE signings, the draft don’t affect it. I won’t be back unless a real need arises.”
Long added he doesn’t want a bigger role, he wants a chance at the same role with the Eagles he had in 2018.
- According to Eliot Shorr-Parks, WR Mack Hollins will likely have to make himself invaluable on special teams to secure a roster spot after the Eagles drafted WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in the second round.
- Shorr-Parks says as long as RB Corey Clement shows he’s healthy, he should be a roster lock.
- Shorr-Parks adds Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood and Boston Scott will fight for likely one running back spot during training camp.
- After declining DT Timmy Jernigan‘s $13 million option, the Eagles brought him back for only $1.25 million. (Reuben Frank)
“I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for a young guy to go into a place where there’s a future Hall of Famer who’s done it for a really long time at a really high level and definitely knows what it takes,” Jones said via Dan Salomone of the official team website. “So that to me is a big advantage in where I am right now. So I’m looking forward to it, just being teammates with him, being able to learn from him in the building every day. I think that’s a special opportunity.”
Redskins GM Bruce Allen said the Redskins would not have picked QB Daniel Jones over QB Dwayne Haskins at No. 15, despite being linked to Giants GM Dave Gettleman‘s claim two teams would have selected Jones before he could at No. 17.
“We picked the player we wanted to pick,” Allen said via NFL Media’s Kevin Patra. “I’m almost positive Dave has no clue what our draft board would be. I don’t know which draft boards he knows, but he doesn’t know ours.”
Allen added he was excited for the situation Haskins is stepping into in Washington.
“It’s a great situation for any quarterback we’re going to bring in and Dwayne is excited about it,” Allen said. “Our reigning NFL MVP, Patrick Mahomes, he learned at the hip of Alex Smith. And Alex is going to be part of our program — we still don’t know from the doctors if he’s going to play, and what time in the season, but he’s going to be a part of our program. And (Haskins) will be able to learn from Case Keenum, and Colt McCoy, and then our coaching staff is filled with former quarterbacks, and of course, we have the great Doug Williams in the building, so it’s going to be a great learning experience for (Haskins) and we want to make sure he has a great career.”