Jeff McLane says “it’s certainly” possible the Eagles could make CB Ronald Darby available for trade this offseason. McLane points out that Darby is entering the final year of his rookie deal, was up and down for Philadelphia last year, and there were some internal questions about conditioning during his rehab from the dislocated ankle.
During an interview 97.5 The Fan, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen mentioned that he would be surprised if the Eagles do not trade a defensive back this offseason for a third-round pick.
“I will be surprised if the Eagles do not have a third-round pick. You know that the Eagles are heavy in defensive backs. I believe one of those defensive backs will be moved,” Mortensen said.
- Vaughn McClure doesn’t anticipate the Falcons being involved in the market for CB Richard Sherman at all, despite the fact that he has ties to Dan Quinn.
- Field Yates reports that the Falcons picked up $2.5M of cap space by restructuring G Andy Levitre’s contract.
- Atlanta accomplished this by reducing Levitre’s base salary from $7M to $3.5M and in turn dropping his cap number drops from $8.375M to $5.875M.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks will not tender exclusive rights free agents DT Garrison Smith or LB Christian French, meaning they’ll be free to test the open market in the coming days.
- Tom Pelissero reports that Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is recovering from surgery he underwent two weeks ago on the ankle that hampered him late last season.
- According to Pelissero, Rudolph is out of his cast and sporting a walking boot. Rudolph is expected to be fine by June.