Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com mentions that both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery figure to be in the Eagles plans at wide receiver, despite GM Howie Roseman saying that the duo “still has some work to do.”
“We do view the receiver position maybe different than it’s publicly viewed,” Roseman said during a conference call with Eagles reporters. “I understand where we were towards the end of the (2019) year and who was out there and we’ve gotta increase the talent level, but we’re also excited to get some of those guys back who were not healthy and we’re also excited for some young guys to take another step.
“Now, that doesn’t mean that we’re done addressing it, that we’re not going to look for opportunities to improve that position, but we don’t have the luxury of being in a vacuum and just looking at the receiver position. … I think, overall, we’re happy with where we are right now knowing that we still have other areas to improve.”
Roseman also spoke about the health of his top receiver duo, as well as the fact that J.J. Arcega-Whiteside “needs to take a big jump” after only catching 10 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown last year.
“Alshon’s got to get healthy. That’s the number one priority for us and for him,” Roseman said. “He understands. He knows what is being said about him. He understands that he’s got a lot to prove and he’s anxious to do that so he’s not living in a bubble. DeSean is a guy that we think is incredibly talented. He only played in one game (full game, season opener vs. Washington) last year and he’s another guy who is extremely driven. We feel like we have a good plan going forward for DeSean and how he’s going to look.”
Former Redskins CB Quinton Dunbar says his issues with the team weren’t solely related to a contract extension.
“It wasn’t all solely based on a new contract,” Dunbar said, via MyNorthWest.com. “It was about just, basically, I gave a lot to the Washington Redskins organization. It was more just a respect factor in that situation with the contract. It didn’t have to be based solely on an extension or anything like that. But no, it’s not going to be an issue in Seattle.”
Dunbar says he ultimately wanted to play for the Seahawks.
“Before the trade was given I had an opportunity with a couple of teams and I wanted to go to Seattle,” Dunbar said. “At the end of the day I feel like it’s a perfect situation for me to go out there and play for a team that competes for a championship every year. So I’m just looking forward to that and everything will take care of itself. I just wanted a new beginning and I’m just going to go out there and help in whichever way I can. Everything else will take care of itself.”
New Browns TE Austin Hooper said it ultimately came down to signing with Cleveland or Washington.
“It really came down to Cleveland and Washington,” Hooper said, via JP Finlay of NBC Sports. “At the end, I chose to be a Brown.”
Hooper added that the Redskins “definitely” showed a lot of interest in him, but they were ultimately his second choice.
“Redskins were definitely a team that had shown interest I would say,” Hooper said. “Definitely a solid organization with another talented young quarterback so that was going to be my next landing spot.”
- Vikings G Dakota Dozier‘s one-year, $910,000 contract includes a signing bonus of $90,000 signing bonus. He will count $840,000 against the salary cap. (Chris Tomasson)
- Vikings OT Rashod Hill‘s one-year, $1.047 million deal includes $887,500 guaranteed and a $137,500 signing bonus. His base salary will be for $910,000 with $750,000 of it fully guaranteed. (Aaron Wilson)