Eagles fourth-round S K’Von Wallace caught the attention of the NFL for his versatility in college at Clemson. Philadelphia apparently drafted him with that in mind, as so far during the virtual offseason they’ve been teaching Wallace the same role departed do-it-all S Malcolm Jenkins filled last year.
“They have me in the box right now, reading runs and playing close coverage, eyes on the quarterback, checking the slot sometimes or the tight ends,” Wallace said via 94 WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks. “We don’t know what it will be like when we get to camp, but that is what it is right now.”
- Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice notes it doesn’t appear the Eagles plan on releasing WR DeSean Jackson after his social media posts.
- Jackson’s friend, former NBA star Stephen Jackson, claimed the Eagles threatened to release Jackson: “I didn’t support the post, as far as Hitler and him supporting Hitler… My whole reason for supporting D-Jack was, before I got on Instagram, he called me on the phone and told me that they was threatening to fire him, but they didn’t do that to [Riley Cooper]. And I was like, ‘You’re right, you shouldn’t have to apologize if they didn’t make him apologize.” (Adam Hermann)
- Joel Corry of CBS Sports says placing the franchise tag on DL Leonard Williams only raised his salary expectations for a long term deal.
- Corry fully expects Williams’ representatives to negotiate off of the $16.126 million franchise tag he’s owed for the 2020 season.
- Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post notes that while QB Daniel Jones would never receive a Patrick Mahomes level extension, it should serve as a reminder that the Giants need to win now with Jones on a cheap salary.
- According to Thom Loverro, Washington minority owner Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, led an effort to have team owner Dan Snyder sell a controlling interest in the team to him. Snyder wouldn’t acquiesce, which prompted the sale by minority owners led by Smith.
- Former Panthers coaching staff IT assistant Seenu Tulluri‘s contract was not renewed and will join Washington in the same role under HC Ron Rivera. (Joe Person)
- Washington’s likely rebranding will contain no Native American imagery, which means the current logo is likely to be retired. (Adam Schefter)
- For now, though, the team plans to keep the burgundy and gold color scheme. (John Keim)