Eagles land near the bottom of a PFF three-year salary cap analysis for all 32 NFL teams

Even after an impressive 2022 offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles are still among the worst in a PFF three-year salary cap analysis for all 32 NFL teams

The Eagles began a massive rebuild of their roster, in 2021, and Howie Roseman has given the fans, even more, hope with several quality signings during the 2022 offseason free agency period.

Whether it’s Haason Reddick, Kyzir White, or the trade for A.J. Brown, Philadelphia’s general manager has taken the steps to keep the roster competitive, while Nick Sirianni’s young staff develops along with his players.

The Eagles’ roster has drastically improved and the team could be a year away from another Super Bowl run.

Things are absolutely perfect at the NovaCare Complex, and Roseman’s penchant for pushing money back, restructuring, or manipulating the salary cap has continued to bite the Eagles heading into the future, and a Pro Football Focus breakdown of a three-year period puts things in perspective.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — RANK: 31ST
No one wheels and deals quite like Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, and his negotiating prowess was on full display all offseason long. Philadelphia turned three first-round picks into freakishly athletic nose tackle Jordan Davis, phenom wide receiver A.J. Brown, a 2023 first-round pick and a 2024 second-round pick.

Two moves from last offseason — tight end Dallas Goedert and left tackle Jordan Mailata‘s early extensions — aged masterfully. It’s proactive decisions like those that enable teams like Philadelphia to spend so much cash and prorate a staggering amount of money without completely folding.

We mentioned earlier that the Dolphins smartly held on to their extra first-round pick in 2023 in case they feel the need to make a change at quarterback. While all the reviews out of camp on quarterback Jalen Hurts are glowing so far, Philadelphia also smartly left this door open. While the Eagles have kicked the can down the road even more than the Saints — no easy feat — extra draft capital is arguably the best way to combat its negative effects.

The criteria for the rankings focused on PFF using projected effective cap space from 2022-2024, along with total prorated money and the top-51 salaries.

Only the Saints currently own a worse cap situation going forward, but as the Eagles start to part ways with some well-known veterans, those money issues should start to even themselves out.

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A.J. Brown expects DeVonta Smith to dominate; Says Eagles have two No. 1 wide receivers

A.J. Brown expects DeVonta Smith to dominate; Says Philadelphia Eagles have two No. 1 wide receivers

The Philadelphia Eagles were big winners of the 2022 NFL Draft, landing Jordan Davis, and Nakobe Dean, and also acquiring star wide receiver A.J. Brown from the Titans.

Philadelphia sent a first and third-round pick to Tennessee for Brown and immediately inked the former Ole Miss star to a four-year, $100 million extension.

Brown has brought a presence along with him to Philadelphia and as the physical wide receiver gets accustomed to his new home, he can’t stop raving about his newest running mate, DeVonta Smith.

While addressing the media during OTAs on Friday, Brown called Smith a true “No. 1 wide receiver” that should dominate the opposing team’s opposite cornerback each Sunday.

“In my opinion, Smitty is a wide receiver No. 1,” Brown said. “And he going against a cornerback No. 2, I expect Smitty to dominate. Just taking pressure off each other. Even being on the same sides, so you can’t really double. It’s great having another great wideout besides you.”

In his first season with the Eagles, Smith set an Eagles rookie record with 916 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 64 catches, and he’ll immediately form a dynamic duo with Brown on the outside, allowing for Jalen Hurts to flourish even more at quarterback.

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Highlights and takeaways from Eagles OTAs

Highlights and observations from the Philadelphia Eagles OTAs session

The Eagles are taking it easy this summer, avoiding a mandatory minicamp, and reducing their OTA period from 10 sessions to six light 7-on-7 scenarios.

For Philadelphia, the goal is perfecting the schemes and systems, while staying healthy enough to challenge the Dallas Cowboys for NFC East supremacy.

On Friday while honoring the survivors and victims of gun violence, the Eagles got in some good work during session three of the OTA period, and Jalen Hurts was the winner of the day, flashing a big-time arm, with some timely deliveries.

Here are a few highlights and notes from the afternoon.

Eagles land just outside the top-15 in a ranking of offensive triplets

Philadelphia Eagles land just outside the top-15 in a ranking of offensive triplets

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The Eagles are loaded on the offensive side of the ball and although they’re missing big names at key positions, a ton of quantity makes the offense that more explosive.

Jalen Hurts is entering year three with renewed confidence, while Miles Sanders is in a contract year and will be looking for his first 1,000-yard season. The most explosive offenses around the league have some sort of three-headed monster and it’s a key component to sustained playoff success.

CBS Sports recently ranked all 32 offensive triplets in the NFL, and the Eagles landed just outside the top-15, coming in at No. 16 on the list.

16. Philadelphia Eagles (Avg: 15.8, High: 12, Low: 21)
QB: Jalen Hurts RB: Miles Sanders WR: A.J. Brown

I suspect this ranking would be higher if we had seen more from Hurts as a passer last season. The Eagles began 2021 with a pass-heavy lean, and it did not look pretty. Only after pivoting toward an extremely run-heavy offense did they begin to play well offensively. Obviously, Hurts is a major contributor to that success; but the Eagles likely won’t be explosive enough to become a top offense unless he makes strides as a thrower. Still, his talent, along with the acquisition of Brown and the potential that Sanders puts it all together this year, got Philly (just barely) into the top half of the league in these rankings.

DeVonta Smith should make the list over Miles Sanders, but any combination of the original three along with Dallas Goedert could make the list and Philadelphia should be that more explosive in 2022.

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Eagles’ offseason workout dates released: 5 things to watch

Philadelphia Eagles’ offseason workout dates released: 5 things to watch

The NFL just announced its nine-week offseason workout routine for all 32 teams with the training programs broken down into three phases, one mandatory minicamp for the entire roster and one rookie minicamp for each team.

Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to meetings, strength and conditioning, and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program with on-field workouts which may include individual or group instruction.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program where teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”.

No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

With the rest of the offseason schedule now completed, here are five things to watch.

Lions to be featured on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2022

#NFCNorth news: #Detroit #Lions to be featured on #HBO’s #HardKnocks in 2022

The Philadelphia Eagles have a young, rebuilding team that’s worthy of being featured on the critically acclaimed docuseries, HBO’s Hard Knocks, NFL training camp.

Based on the agreed-upon terms between the clubs and league that went into effect in 2014, NFL teams can avoid mandatory inclusion on Hard Knocks if they fall under any of three exemptions:

They have a first-year head coach.
They have a playoff berth in the past two seasons.
They have appeared on Hard Knocks in the past 10 years.

Philadelphia meets the standards, but they won’t be participating.

According to Adam Schefter the Detroit Lions will be featured on the 2022 installment of HBO’s “Hard Knocks”.

Detroit just confirmed the news.

https://twitter.com/lions/status/1508435898207289357.

Detroit returns Jared Goff at quarterback, the No. 2 overall pick and one of the youngest rosters in the NFL.

4 takeaways from the Eagles signing GM Howie Roseman to a 3-year contract extension

4 takeaways from the #Philadelphia #Eagles signing GM Howie #Roseman to a 3-year contract extension

The Howie Roseman contract dilemma can cease to exist for at least the next three years after Philadelphia’s general manager inked a new deal that’ll run through 2025. Roseman was last extended back in 2018 along with Jaguars new head coach Doug Pederson.

Pederson was fired in January 2021 after going 42-37-1 (.531 winning percentage) in five seasons, reaching the postseason three times, and winning a Super Bowl.

Roseman rebounded from Peterson, traded Carson Wentz and then hired the Colts young offensive coordinator to lead a retooled Philadelphia roster. The Eagles went 9-8 in Sirianni’s first season and earned a wild card berth.

Philadelphia committed to quarterback Jalen Hurts, and then opened up free agency for Temple star Haason Reddick.

The Eagles went 100-92-1 (.520), reached the playoffs six times (4-4 record) and won the Super Bowl in Roseman’s first 12-seasons at the helm.

Now the 46-year-old cap wizard will lead Philadelphia into another potential title window and here are four takeaways from the move.

4 takeaways from Jason Kelce announcing his return to the Eagles in 2022

4 takeaways from #NFL All-Pro center Jason #Kelce announcing his return to the #Philadelphia #Eagles in 2022

The Eagles’ had one of their biggest offseason questions answered on Thursday night when All-Pro center Jason Kelce announced that he’s returning for the 2022 season.

“I’m definitely not retiring from playing for the Philadelphia Eagles,” Kelce said in a hilarious announcement video on social media. “I’m having way too much fun doing that. I’m looking forward to another year, in Philadelphia. And to all my teammates, let’s go dominate.”

Originally selected by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Cincinnati, the now 12-year veteran just earned All-Pro honors for the fourth time and Pro Bowl accolades for the fifth time in his Hall of Fame-worthy career.

With Kelce back in the fold, here are four takeaways from the move.

Broncos acquire QB Russell Wilson from Seahawks for multiple 1st-round picks

As the #Eagles stand firmly behind Jalen #Hurts, the #Broncos have acquired QB #RussellWilson from #Seahawks for multiple 1st-round picks #NFLDraft2022 #NFLFreeAgency

The Russell Wilson to the Eagles rumors is now over, after a blockbuster deal involving the Seahawks, and Broncos, who’ll send multiple first-round picks to Seattle for the Pro-Bowl quarterback.

The trade was announced shortly after Aaron Rodgers decided to return to the Packers on a four-year, $200 million deal.

Denver gets their first star since Peyton Manning retired, while the Seahawks will retool with a boatload of draft picks, quarterback Drew Lock, and some cap space.

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7 takeaways from Eagles’ coach Nick Sirianni at the NFL Combine

7 takeaways from #Philadelphia #Eagles’ coach Nick #Sirianni at the #NFLCombine #NFLDraft2022 #JalenHurts

The Eagles met the media on Wednesday, as both GM Howie Roseman and head coach Nick Sirianni answered questions for about 15 minutes during separate sessions at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Sirianni doubled down with Roseman, reaffirming his support for quarterback Jalen Hurts, while also committing to building around the third-year signal-caller.

The Eagles head coach also pulled another trick out of the competition bag, this time doing away with rock, paper, scissors.

Philadelphia will have three first-round picks in April’s draft, and the Eagles head coach echoed Roseman’s sentiments that the team will build around Hurts at several positions.

Here are seven takeaways from Sirianni’s entertaining session.