Sorry for the late update. Busy day. I did a lot of checking, but didn't come up with many good answers. With Reid and Banner out of the office* there isn't much going on in terms of negotiations. The rumor mill is in full force. The feeling in NFL circles is that the Raiders are still the team to beat. I'm still hearing that Jacksonville and Buffalo are in the mix. No real updates on offers. The same names are still being thrown around. I'll keep checking and will let you know when I get wind of something new or really interesting.
* UPDATE --- Banner / Reid might be back in Philly by now.
RE: 1-gap / 2-gap
There is still a lot of confusion on this issue. Adam Caplan continues to say we're a 1-gap team and have always been one. I think he is confused on this issue. Dave Spadaro is going to interview Sean McDermott on this issue at some point.
RE: depth at RDE
Juqua Parker becomes the top backup on both sides. We have Abiamiri, who is recovering from knee surgery, to play on the left side. There is a hole to be filled in the draft. There is always the possibility of adding a veteran FA. I don't think we'll go this route, but it will depend on how the draft goes. I'll post a list of mid-round targets in a day or two. We all know the names at the top of the draft.
RE: timing of QB trade
I think the Eagles would like to get something done in the next 10-14 days. The key is the other teams. They have to put the right offer on the table. As soon as that happens, the deal can go down.
RE: Berry early / Kyle at 24?
That is a distinct possibility. We allowed 27 TD passes last year. That is completely unacceptable. The pass rush wasn't great, but we had serious coverage issues. We're not one player away from fixing this. We could easily go DB-DB in the 1st with a trade or DB-DB in the first couple of rounds without a trade.
RE: Daniel Teo'Nesheim
There is a lot to like, but he's not a great pass rusher. He was real athletic at the Combine, but that doesn't show up on game tape. Good role player, but I see him more as a LDE than a pass rusher on the right side.
I think a lot of people will be surprised with what we get when the deal goes down. There will be no yard sales with our franchise QB. He stays or we get a good deal.