- According to Mike Kaye, the Eagles options for replacing DE Chris Long include Josh Sweat, Daeshon Hall and fourth-round rookie Shareef Miller and Joe Ostman.
- While the Eagles like the potential of that group, none of them have much experience, which means they could look at signing or trading for a veteran, per Kaye.
- Zack Rosenblatt writes the Eagles will likely stand pat at defensive end through OTA’s, but if they did add a free agent, some options they could consider include Derrick Morgan, William Hayes, Andre Branch, Kony Ealy, and Frostee Rucker.
- If the Eagles wanted to trade for a defensive end, Rosenblatt lists Shaq Lawson, Vic Beasley, Arik Armstead, or Solomon Thomas as speculative options.
- The Eagles will have $28 million in cap space following Long’s retirement. (Jimmy Kempski)
- Eliot Shorr-Parks says it’s hard to imagine S Malcolm Jenkins‘ absence from voluntary OTA’s isn’t related to his current contract, though the veteran hasn’t said anything publicly.
- Jenkins has led the NFL with 3003 defensive snaps the past three seasons, but his current salary and guarantees all rank between ninth and 11th for safeties.
- The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin says to keep an eye on Giants CB Janoris Jenkins as a cap casualty later this year, as the Giants could save $10.15 million by releasing or trading him.
“I thought he was going to the Giants, honestly,” Collins said via NFL Media’s Herbie Teope. “That’s who I thought they were going to get, that’s who I thought they needed, and they decided to go elsewhere. When I saw we picked him up, I was like, we just stole the best quarterback.”
- The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin mentions CB Josh Norman as a potential cap casualty, as the Redskins would save $11.5 million by releasing or trading him.