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nephillymike
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That's a surprise.

Maybe he's not thought of as highly by the staff as we thought.

Wasn't he outspoken about the coach last year or something?

BTW, I wouldn't.
Eyrie
It's a no-brainer to say that the answer is "no way".

We'd have lost one of our best defenders without having a replacement available, so to me this story was the Saints asked and we said no rather than made a counter offer.
Zero
He's 29, maybe max three more years? Cooks is 23 and the focus is on Wentz. Also, Jenkins has been more outspoken politically lately. I think he's handled his opinions well, unlike some others so I'm not sure that has anything to do with it.

No, I wouldn't create another big need on defense.
Zero
This does make sense:
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Trading Jenkins would have left Philadelphia with exactly one starting player in their secondary: safety Rodney McLeod. That’s it. No cornerbacks and only one safety. And on top of that, the Eagles wouldn’t have had third and fourth round picks to help fix those holes. Who is buying the idea the Eagles would have put themselves in that position?

This rumored trade makes no sense from a money perspective. Trading Jenkins would create $6 million in dead money compared to only $1.5 million saved.

The Saints have been leaking a bunch of dumb crap ever since the Cooks trade rumors emerged. Remember that report about New Orleans turning down No. 18 overall in exchange for Cooks? We obviously know that was #FakeNews now that the Patriots acquired him for No. 32 (plus a swap of third and fourth rounders). They also tried to spew some bullshit about how they were prepared to keep Cooks if no one wanted him. All while his teammates were publicly taking shots at him on Twitter! Look, I don’t know exactly what the Saints would gain from leaking this rumored trade, but I don’t see why it would be coming from the Eagles because they have nothing to gain here. So if it’s not either one of those sides, who would it be?
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Pila
QUOTE (Zero @ Mar 12 2017, 12:07 PM) *
This does make sense:
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I like Cooks a lot, but that would have been insane.
The Franchise
I doubt the story is true. In any case it doesn't matter, because we improved greatly at WR without using draft picks, and can focus on defense.

Oh, and now we all get to watch fucking New England win their 6th ring next year! rolleyes.gif
Zero
QUOTE (The Franchise @ Mar 12 2017, 03:16 PM) *
I doubt the story is true. In any case it doesn't matter, because we improved greatly at WR without using draft picks, and can focus on defense.

Oh, and now we all get to watch fucking New England win their 6th ring next year! rolleyes.gif

That was my first thought ... rich get richer.
Joegrane
NE has roughly the same cap as everyone else and poorer draft picks.

That is the difference betw being a well run franchise that is attractive to FA, coaches, etc and being Cleveland.

QUOTE (Zero @ Mar 12 2017, 03:36 PM) *
That was my first thought ... rich get richer.

The Franchise
QUOTE (Joegrane @ Mar 12 2017, 05:34 PM) *
NE has roughly the same cap as everyone else and poorer draft picks.

That is the difference betw being a well run franchise that is attractive to FA, coaches, etc and being Cleveland.


I don't know how anyone goes to Cleveland other than pure greed, or because they have no choice.
nephillymike
QUOTE (The Franchise @ Mar 12 2017, 08:16 PM) *
I don't know how anyone goes to Cleveland other than pure greed, or because they have no choice.



I am confident that with all of those picks, even a novice like myself as GM, that we can get that team in the playoffs in three years!!

They have a shitload of cap and picks.
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