Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor has been the subject of trade speculation, or maybe he’ll just get cut.
In two years, Reagor has underperformed himself into that speculation. Enter Brian Martin, of the Cowboys blog “Blogging the Boys.” Martin thinks Reagor could be “an ideal candidate” for Dallas. I’m sure many Eagles fans agree.
“Dallas’ familiarity with Jalen Reagor, and the need for a player with his skill-set, could make him an ideal trade target, even between divisional foes,” Martin wrote.
“Like Deonte Harty, Reagor is a player who can play inside/out, be used as a gadget player, and be the primary punt returner. A 2023 late-round pick could be all it takes to acquire this versatile playmaker if the Eagles want to get something back for a bust in their system.”
Dallas lost receivers Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson in the offseason. Michael Gallup is coming off a torn ACL and there was a report Thursday that he will not be ready for the season opener
DEAN VS. EDWARDS
The draftnetwork.com sees the best Eagles training camp competition coming at inside linebacker between rookie Nakobe Dean and veteran T.J. Edwards.
The website writes:
“Here’s the good news, Birds fans. You not only have a slick new black helmet to wear this season, but you’ve also got a brand new linebacker corps at your disposal after the group that manned the field in 2021. Gone are Genard Avery and Alex Singleton. Haason Reddick presumably takes Avery’s spot and Kyzir White was signed in free agency. But what about the man in the middle, which is once again scheduled to be Edwards?”
“Edwards has been a … 26-game starter over the last two seasons. He’s been credited with 200 tackles, ten tackles for loss, two interceptions, and six passes defended over those 26 games. His athletic profile doesn’t necessarily warrant three-down reps, hence why the additions of Reddick (in the pass rush) and White (coverage) are so important.
“Dean was one of the most instinctual players in the 2022 NFL Draft but fell into the third round thanks to concerns over his size/stature and a reported chest injury that may prevent him from playing a full season.
“But Dean hasn’t missed offseason training yet and insists he’s ready to go, setting the stage for him to potentially join Jordan Davis as transplants from the Georgia defense to starring in the middle of the Eagles’ front. If Dean is indeed healthy, I have a hard time feeling that he won’t snatch the starting job from Edwards, because if any front in football can give Dean the same luxuries of free space as what he had in Georgia, it’s Philly. Medicals pending, give me Dean to snatch the starting job.”
COWBOYS’ McCARTHY FEELS THE HEAT
Anyone remotely following the NFL knows Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is ablaze on Jerry Jones’ hot seat.
Even though Jones stuck with Jason Garrett as head coach for 10 years, don’t expect McCarthy to last that long. It is believed that if Dallas doesn’t make a playoff run, McCarthy will be gone.
“It’s irritating that the first question you ask has nothing to do with how I do my job,” McCarthy said to David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News.
“I show up every day for work to win a championship. How do we win today? That’s what I’m asking. My viewpoint is it’s not a story. It’s a media-driven narrative, or at least a narrative driven outside my realm.”
Earth to McCarthy: It’s a story.
GAROFALO ON DANIEL JONES
NFL insider Mike Garafolo, a former producer for WIP Sportsradio, believes in Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. He thinks the scorned QB will have a big year in 2022 and be back in 2023.
“I think he will thrive, I think he will ascend,” Garafolo said on “Good Morning Football,” on the NFL Network.
“I think he’s going to play better. I believe that Daniel Jones under coach Brian Daboll, with a better offensive line, and a better situation this year, is going to cement his status as the Giants starter in 2023.”
Philly not among XFL cities for 2023
The XFL recently announced its eight host cities for the 2023 season. The cities are Houston, San Antonio and Arlington in Texas, Orlando, Las Vegas, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C.
Philadelphia was not announced as a host city.
The XFL dumped New York, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay from its league.