- Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice believes Eagles DE Josh Sweat will ultimately win the fourth spot in the team’s rotation.
- If Sweat, fourth-round rookie DE Shareef Miller or bubble players Daeshon Hall or Joe Ostman can’t step up into the role, Kempski says the Eagles could look for outside help, such as veteran DE Connor Barwin.
- Kempski notes that the Eagles’ top-six corners, Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones and Cre’Von LeBlanc will sort out the pecking order between them during training camp.
- Kempski believes the Eagles will keep S Andrew Sendejo and LB L.J. Fort. Releasing either or both would net the team a potential fourth, then seventh-round compensatory pick, but would cost Philadelphia $500,000 and $1.9 million in dead money, respectively.
- NJ.com’s Mike Kaye lists QB Cody Kessler, RB Donnel Pumphrey, WRs Braxton Miller, Greg Ward and Carlton Agudosi, TE Will Tye, OL Casey Tucker, Sua Opeta, Anthony Fabiano and Keegan Render, DL Joe Ostman, Daeshon Hall, Kevin Wilkins and Anthony Rush, LBs Alex Singleton and Joey Alfieri, CBs Jay Liggins and Jeremiah McKinnon, S Trae Alston and S Godwin Igwebuike as long shots to make the roster and likely competing for a spot on the practice squad.
- Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery says he would love to finish his career in Philadelphia. (Zack Rosenblatt)
- According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, former Patriots WR Troy Brown will continue working with the team at least through the early part of training camp. He’ll help ST coach Joe Judge, who’s also pulling double duty as the WR coach.
- Reiss mentions QB Danny Etling‘s best chance to stick on the roster might be in a role similar to Saints QB Taysom Hill, where he plays special teams and is brought in for specific packages on offense.
- Reiss says it’ll be important to see if third-round OT Yodny Cajuste to be healthy for the start of training camp, as rookies can be left behind quickly once camp starts and the Patriots start installing their schemes.
- NBC Sports’ JP Finlay writes the longer the Redskins wait to extend G Brandon Scherff, it’ll be more expensive and harder to get a deal done.
- Finlay says Scherff will likely command a deal around $13-$14 million per season, perhaps more if the Redskins continue to lowball him and he hits the open market.
- Finlay also believes the deal likely needs to get done in the next month or so. There’s no active deadline to extend Scherff, but Finlay notes the closer players get to free agency, the more likely they are to stop negotiations and try to hit the open market.
- According to Finlay, LT Trent Williams‘ desire for a new contract isn’t holding up negotiations for Scherff.