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Joegrane
post Mar 3 2018, 11:53 AM
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I think One is correct about Johnston at Punter.

Moving Curry would take a DeMarco Murray type of deal. Howie's done it but I'm betting against it. I think the talk is just leverage to get Curry to renegotiate a more reasonable deal. I don't think it will happen and it could cost the Eagles C. Long. The dead $ would keep the Eagles from cutting Curry.

I heard that the current $9 mil over the cap includes more than the top 51 players. The cap is based on the top 51 so they are in slightly less bad shape than the $9 mil suggests.

So they probably don't need to move Curry if they move Foles, Kendricks, T Smith, B Celek, maybe C Long. That's probably more than $20mil in cap after replacing their roster spots with rookies.

However they also have extensions to address--B Graham, J Elliott, N Agholor, Hicks, R Darby, Ajayi and resigning of N Bradham.

I'd expect some of them to wait until mid season or even after next season. For example, if the eagles draft a feature RB in round 2 (N Foles pick), they may not resign Ajayi for 2019. They may just sign a less expensive veteran big back like L Blount. They'll have to make room for CW's $20+mil cap hit in 2019 and I think the only big cap hit that will likely come off is J Peters.

Once CW gets paid this run is over. They'll have to rebuild with draft picks.

QUOTE (Eyrie @ Mar 3 2018, 06:36 AM) *
I've deliberately ignored guys from the practice squad as they're unlikely to contribute but it does give us an idea of where we stand prior to free agency and the draft.

2 QB Wentz, Foles
4 RB Ajayi, Clement, Smallwood, Barner
3 TE Ertz, Celek, ???
6 WR Jeffrey, Smith, Agholor, Hollins, Gibson, Johnson
4 OT Peters, Johnson, Vaitai, Beatty
4 G Wizniewski, Brooks, Seumalo, Warmack
1 C Kelce

5 DE Graham, Curry, Long, Barnett, Means
5 DT Cox, Jernigyn, Vaeao, Qualls, ???
6 LB Hicks, Kendricks, Ellerbe, Goode, Grugier-Hill, Gerry
5 CB Darby, Mills, Jones, Douglas, ???
5 S Jenkins, McLeod, Watkins, Maragos, ???

3 ST Elliott, Lovato, ???

That's 24 on offense, 26 on defence and 3 STs. I have five vacancies right now - TE, DT, CB, S and P.

The problem then arises with potential cap moves that could see Foles, Celek, Smith, Curry and Kendricks leaving simply to get us under the cap without adding anyone. And we don't have a lot of high draft picks to fill the holes. Roseman will need to be creative with restructuring existing deals as well.

So we have a strong core but need to make the right moves. Keeping Bradham and Burton is very important, and Graham shouldn't be expensive as the third S.

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post Mar 3 2018, 12:33 PM
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QUOTE (Joegrane @ Mar 3 2018, 11:53 AM) *
I think One is correct about Johnston at Punter.

Moving Curry would take a DeMarco Murray type of deal. Howie's done it but I'm betting against it. I think the talk is just leverage to get Curry to renegotiate a more reasonable deal. I don't think it will happen and it could cost the Eagles C. Long. The dead $ would keep the Eagles from cutting Curry.

I heard that the current $9 mil over the cap includes more than the top 51 players. The cap is based on the top 51 so they are in slightly less bad shape than the $9 mil suggests.

So they probably don't need to move Curry if they move Foles, Kendricks, T Smith, B Celek, maybe C Long. That's probably more than $20mil in cap after replacing their roster spots with rookies.

However they also have extensions to address--B Graham, J Elliott, N Agholor, Hicks, R Darby, Ajayi and resigning of N Bradham.

I'd expect some of them to wait until mid season or even after next season. For example, if the eagles draft a feature RB in round 2 (N Foles pick), they may not resign Ajayi for 2019. They may just sign a less expensive veteran big back like L Blount. They'll have to make room for CW's $20+mil cap hit in 2019 and I think the only big cap hit that will likely come off is J Peters.

Once CW gets paid this run is over. They'll have to rebuild with draft picks.


I think that Ajayi moves on after this season. They can't commit to him with those knee problems. Why on earth would they keep Beatty? He's horrible. Hopefully a rookie takes his spot or maybe Gordon comes along. They had another rookie who buried some people in the preseason (Polish kid?) who was on the PC for awhile too.
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