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Report: Eagles in talks with 49ers regarding WR Marquise Goodwin

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Report: Eagles in talks with 49ers regarding WR Marquise Goodwin

According to Natalie Egenolf from 97.5 The Fanatic and NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Eagles are in trade talks with the 49ers for wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.

The 49ers aren't denying that Goodwin is on the block. General Manager John Lynch reportedly told ESPN's Josina Anderson that Goodwin could very well be moved before the end of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The 29-year-old Goodwin was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Texas. The 5-9, 180-pound Goodwin is a speedster with a 4.27-second time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Goodwin's averaged 16.6 yards per catch in his career – 140 receptions for 2,323 yards and 13 touchdowns in 75 games. Goodwin spent the past three seasons in San Francisco. He played in nine games in 2019 before knee and foot injuries landed him on Injured Reserve.

Goodwin is also an Olympic long jumper. He represented the United States in the 2012 London Games and had intentions of competing this year in the Tokyo Olympics until they were delayed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Report: Eagles will select Justin Jefferson if he's available

Howard Eskin offered up what he has heard about the Eagles' plans for Thursday night's draft during an interview with beat reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks.

According to Eskin, the Eagles will select a wide receiver with the 21st overall pick. Of the top wideouts in the draft, Eskin believes the Eagles favor LSU's Justin Jefferson.

"I think they're going to take a linebacker or move back," Eskin said. "I do not think — I mean there's some mock drafts that have Ruggs slipping to 21. I don't know how Ruggs slips to 21. If Jefferson's there, they would take Jefferson. I had some people tell me they really think Jefferson's good."

If all of the top wide receivers are off the board, the Eagles will then take a linebacker, which Eskin says will be LSU's Patrick Queen.

"If they're not there, I've talked to multiple people that like Patrick Queen, the linebacker out of LSU, better than {Kenneth} Murray out of Oklahoma," he said.

But what if none of those options are available at No. 21?

"If none of them are there, I think they trade back and then still take a wide receiver, so I think they will still take a wide receiver somewhere, whether it's at 21 if he's there," Eskin said. "If the linebacker Queen is not there, they'll move back and probably take a wide receiver there."

Denzel Mims: Eagles have shown a lot of interest

Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims is receiving interest from a plethora of teams during the pre-draft process and for good reason, as he was one of the most productive receivers in the country during his college career.

But apparently one team has shown more interest than the rest: The Philadelphia Eagles. Mims said as much during an interview with Jon Marks and Ike Reese on 94WIP.

"I actually have talked to the Eagles a lot," Mims told Marks and Reese. "I felt like I killed the interview. I can see myself being (in Philadelphia)."

Mims posted a pair of 1,000-yard seasons during his time at Baylor and scored 28 receiving touchdowns, including a career-high 12 in 2019. At the NFL Scouting Combine back in February, Mims posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.38 seconds and vertical jump of 38.5 inches.

"I'm a great blocker, contested catches, I'm a tall receiver, and fluid," Mims said about himself as a receiver. "I feel like I got that dog in me, especially when it comes to blocking and you can't teach someone to be tough. It's either in you or it's not."

Report: Eagles looking to trade up to get CeeDee Lamb

The Eagles are "aggressively pursuing" ways to trade up with in next week's NFL Draft with the desired target being Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, according to 97.5 The Fanatic's Joe Tordy.

Tordy's sources informed him that Lamb is apparently the apple of Howie Roseman's eye and that he is "absolutely in love" with the dynamic receiver. Tordy also reported that if the top four wide receiver prospects are gone by the time the Eagles' pick comes around at No. 21, they may look to trade out of that spot.

For what it is worth, Lamb is projected to go off the board well before the Eagles make their pick. Bucky Brooks' latest mock draft had Lamb going to the New York Jets at No. 11 whereas Mel Kiper's latest mock had him going to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 13. However, both of them had Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III falling all the way to the Eagles at No. 21.

Lamb caught 62 passes for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns during his final season at Oklahoma. He clocked in a time of 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Joe Flacco seems open to playing for the Eagles

Could former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco don midnight green in 2020?

During an interview with 6ABC's Jeff Skversky, Flacco was asked about whether he'd be open to playing for the Eagles in 2020 and seemed open to the idea.

"I live right in the heart of Eagles country," Flacco, a native of Audubon, N.J., said. "I grew up with it. All my friends … that's what they are. They live and die with the Eagles."

"There definitely be a lot of very cool things about that," he added. "You never know what the future holds."

The familiarity doesn't end with just Flacco's knowledge of the fanbase. Rich Scangarello, who the Eagles recently hired as a senior offensive assistant, was Flacco's offensive coordinator while they were with the Denver Broncos in 2019.

Time will tell if the Eagles share Flacco's interest.

Mel Kiper has Eagles selecting Henry Ruggs III at No. 21

Mel Kiper's latest mock draft (ESPN Plus subscription required) will put a smile on the faces of Eagles fans everywhere, as he has Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III falling all the way to the 21st overall pick for the Eagles to select him.

The common thought among fans and pundits is that if the Eagles are going to land Ruggs, they will have to trade up from No. 21 overall. However, Kiper has Ruggs being the fourth receiver off the board with his Alabama teammate, Jerry Jeudy, being taken ninth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, CeeDee Lamb being taken by the San Francisco 49ers at No. 13, and the Denver Broncos landing Justin Jefferson at No. 15.

"This pick should be the best wide receiver on their board," Kiper wrote. "Philadelphia doesn't have many roster holes, but there's a big one at wideout. And really, if I'm running the Eagles, I would look at trading up a few spots to get my guy. I suspect they'd be thrilled to get Ruggs, who is one of the fastest players in this class and is underrated as a route runner. This is a team that can win the NFC East again."

Ruggs caught 40 passes for 746 yards and seven touchdowns during his final season at Alabama and posted a time of 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February.

Report: Eagles interested in Michigan center?

When it comes to the Eagles and the NFL Draft, the majority of the focus has been about bolstering the wide receiving corps. But according to 6ABC's Jeff Skversky, the Eagles have had multiple conversations with Michigan center Cesar Ruiz.

Ruiz, a Camden, N.J. native, played in 36 games for the Wolverines at both center and guard. He was named All-Big Ten on two occasions.

Now he is prepared to begin his professional as the top-ranked center in the country, according to many draft experts and is expected to go no later than early in the second round.’s Daniel Jeremiah and ESPN’s Mel Kiper both had him going No. 32 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs in their latest mock drafts. ESPN’s Todd McShay, however, had him being selected 35th overall by the Detroit Lions.

The Eagles currently have the 21st overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Report: Eagles targeting Justin Jefferson at No. 21?

The common thought amongst football fans and pundits throughout the offseason has been that the Eagles will target a wide receiver in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft.

But the latest buzz has zeroed in on who that person might be; that person is LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

Bleeding Green Nation cited a number of reports and speculation from Eagles reporters and draft experts alike saying the Eagles are big fans of Jefferson.

"It's no secret that Justin Jefferson is the Philadelphia Eagles' most popular mock draft pick leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. But is that a result of a misguided group think or is it actually a realistic possibility? The latest buzz indicates it may be the latter; multiple dots are connecting Jefferson to the Eagles' pick at No. 21."

With Joe Burrow — the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft — under center, Jefferson's production went through the roof during his final season at LSU. After catching 54 passes for 875 yards and six touchdowns in 2018, he caught 111 passes for 1,540 yards and scored a whopping 18 touchdowns in 2019.

At the NFL Scouting Combine in February, Jefferson posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.43 seconds, a vertical jump of 37.5 inches, and a broad jump of 126 inches.

Report: Eagles one of the potential teams interested in Brandin Cooks

Philadelphia is one of the likely destinations for seemingly disgruntled Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks, according to NBC Sports’ Peter King.

The talk of Cooks wanting out of Los Angeles started from a tweet he posted back on March 27, where he literally said, "Free me," with a facepalm emoji. Granted, everyone could use a little bit of freedom at the moment given the current state of affairs in the world, but that did not prevent the speculation about Cooks' football future from running rampant.

Cook is still under contract with the Rams through 2024. However, there is a potential out in his contract after the 2020 season, according to

"In 2020, Cooks has had concussion issues, and his production dipped to 3.0 catches per game last year, by far a career-low. An acquiring team would owe him $20 million the next two years, and then could cut him without a hurtful cap hit. For about 4 percent and then 5.5 percent of the salary cap over the next two seasons, Cooks could be the missing link to a contending team .. but of course, that would mean the Rams would be willing to deal him. Which as of right now they're apparently not willing to do," King wrote.

Along with the Eagles, King also listed the Green Bay Packers, Las Vegas Raiders, and Washington Redskins as the teams that would land Cooks if were to be shopped by the Rams.

Report: Eagles pick up Zach Ertz's 2021 option

It looks like Zach Ertz will be wearing midnight green for at least the next two seasons, as the Eagles picked up his 2021 option, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

While the move was "strictly procedural," it appears that talks of a contract extension have also begun between the two sides.

Ertz has caught 525 passes in an Eagles uniform, putting him 65 away from breaking Harold Carmichael's 37-year-old franchise record of 589. Ertz has caught at least 70 passes every season since 2015, putting him on pace to assume the top spot in 2020.

Report: No truth to Eagles' interest in Sammy Watkins

Eagles beat reporter Geoff Mosher shot down the rumor that was circulating on social media that the Eagles were interested in trading for Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Watkins' contract situation has been a hot topic for months as the veteran receiver's cap hit would cost the Chiefs $21 million in 2020, according to

Removing Watkins, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2021, from the books would free up $14 million in cap space, making him a prime target to be traded to a team in need of a proved pass catcher.

Report: Eagles showing interest in Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins

Howie Roseman explained in his one-on-one interview with Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro why the Eagles haven't addressed the wide receiver position in the early stages of free agency.

"I think that we got a lot of time here and we'll look at every opportunity to improve the team," Roseman said. "And we also have some guys that are in that rotation that are on our roster that we do think highly of and that we do think are going to be huge additions and help our team next year.

"It's hard to do everything in free agency. It's hard to fix every single thing that you want to fix in one free agency period. And listen, let's be transparent about it, we need better play from that position, there's no doubt about it. ... There were opportunities that we looked at, and we dove into, and we decided to go in a different direction."

On Thursday afternoon, it was reported that the Eagles are showing interest in Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins. The former first-round pick of Buffalo helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV this past season. Here's why Watkins could be moved in a trade.

Report: Eagles have 'a lot' of interest in DE Yannick Ngakoue

CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora quote tweeted Jaguars Pro Bowl defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and noted that the Eagles have "a lot" of interest in the 24-year-old (Ngakoue turns 25 on March 31).

A third-round pick (69th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, Ngakoue has 37.5 career sacks including a career-high 12 in 2017 when he earned Pro Bowl honors. The 6-2, 246-pound Ngakoue posted at least eight sacks in each of his first four NFL seasons.

The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Ngakoue after not being able to come to an agreement on a long-term deal.

Reports: Jets have 'significant interest' in Vinny Curry

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News was the first to report that the Jets have shown interest in defensive end Vinny Curry. Of course, there's the connection between Curry and Jets General Manager Joe Douglas, who was with Curry in Philadelphia as recently as the Super Bowl campaign of 2017. Curry returned after a year in Tampa Bay in 2019 and as a situational pass rusher, garnered five sacks and 34 QB pressures and hits.

Reports: Malcolm Jenkins returns to New Orleans

Malcolm Jenkins was a first-round pick of the Saints in 2009 and won a Super Bowl with them as a rookie. He left New Orleans to come to Philadelphia as a free agent in 2014. Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is on the record as saying that he wished he never let Jenkins leave.

Reports: Jordan Howard, Kamu Grugier-Hill both headed to Miami

Running back Jordan Howard and linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill are both headed to the Miami Dolphins, according to reports.

Howard played only 10 games in Philadelphia due to injury but was a key piece of the Eagles' backfield during his limited time on the field. He now heads to Miami on a two-year deal worth "north of $10 million."

During his time in midnight green, Howard gained 525 rushing yards on 119 carries and scored six touchdowns on the ground while splitting time with rookie Miles Sanders.

Grugier-Hill had a much longer stint with the Eagles, having played for the franchise since 2016, but now heads to South Florida on a one-year contract. Grugier-Hill served as a special teams captain his last two seasons in Philadelphia, but will look to become a full-time starter elsewhere.

Reports: Eagles interested in defensive back Will Parks

The Eagles are among the many teams that are interested in the services of unrestricted free agent defensive back Will Parks, according to reports.

Parks, a Philadelphia native, has spent his entire career with the Denver Broncos, where he played in 62 games, starting 15 of them. Seven of those starts came in 2019. In total, Parks recorded 149 combined tackles and four interceptions during his time in Denver.

What makes Parks an attractive option for teams is his versatility, as he played cornerback and safety for the Broncos secondary.

Report: Eagles agree to terms with Steelers NT Javon Hargrave

The Eagles have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Javon Hargrave on a deal reportedly $39 million over the course of three years.

Hargave spent his first four NFL seasons in Pittsburgh after the team selected him in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of South Carolina State.

During his time with the Steelers, Hargrave proved to be a productive nose tackle in the squad's 3-4 scheme, but also he has the ability to be a 4-3 defensive tackle, which is what he will be in Philadelphia.

Hargave was more than just a run stuffer for the Steelers, as he was also a productive pass rusher, posting 10.5 sacks the last two seasons.

The Eagles add Hargrave to an already talented group of defensive tackles that includes veteran stalwarts Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson and up-and-comers like Hassan Ridgeway and Anthony Rush.

Report: Halapoulivaati Vaitai agrees to terms with Detroit Lions

Halapoulivaati Vaitai's time with the Philadelphia Eagles has come to an end as he has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions, according to Adam Caplan.

The deal is worth $50 million over the course of five years.

Vaitai played in 55 games during his four seasons with the Eagles and started 20, including Super Bowl LII in place of the injured Jason Peters.

Vaitai's experience was something that teams looking for quality offensive linemen would covet, making him a valuable commodity as he became an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season.

Kamu Grugier-Hill's time in Philadelphia over?

Kamu Grugier-Hill took to social media Monday and seemingly said his good-byes to Eagles fans, signaling that he may be playing elsewhere in 2020.

Grugier-Hill is set to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after spending the last four seasons with the Eagles. The Eagles claimed Grugier-Hill in 2016 after he was waived by the New England Patriots, the team that selected him in the sixth round of that year's NFL Draft.

During his time in Philadelphia, Grugier-Hill played in 54 games and made 16 starts. He started as a special teams ace and eventually became a two-time special teams captain. The last two seasons, however, he became more involved in the rotation at linebacker.

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