In an agent survey by the Athletic’s Ben Standig, some thought it was surprising the Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott have not reached a long-term deal yet: “I don’t love the franchise tag, but I would love to be Dak Prescott. I think he’s in the best situation of anyone.”
Another agent added: “Not getting a long-term deal done with Dak Prescott (was surprising). Big miss for Dallas.”
Adam Caplan notes that the asking price of free agent Jadeveon Clowney would need to come down in order for him to potentially sign with the Eagles.
Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice writes that six sources have confirmed to him that the general sense inside the team is that Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is the anonymous teammate who criticized QB Carson Wentz to ESPN.
While Kempski notes the Eagles would likely give up Jeffery for very little in a trade, the team is unlikely to outright cut him as they think he could still be useful and they’re paying him no matter what.
Kempski does bring up the possibility of the Eagles packaging a late-round pick to get another team to eat Jeffery’s cap space but adds Philadelphia would have a hard time even then finding a buyer.
While the Eagles still intend to move forward with 2019 first-rounder Andre Dillard at left tackle and say signing Peters doesn’t change that, Berman notes the Eagles do think Peters could fill adeptly in as a swing tackle in case of injury.
The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia notes it’s far from a safe assumption that Peters can make a successful transition to guard, noting he’ll have limited practice time. But Peters does offer more experience.
Kapadia also brings up the possibility that bringing back Peters has Dillard looking over his shoulder and hurts his confidence. The Eagles have shown they’re willing to bench players on the offensive line.
The Athletic’s Bo Wulf adds that while Peters must be on board with changing positions to some level in order to sign, he points out Peters is a prideful player and still believes he’s one of the best left tackles in the league.