Howie Roseman has spent a good portion of his two tenures as Eagles GM trying to find cornerbacks. Timing was on their side. He was a second-round pick (50th overall) in the 2015 draft. It's a move that shocked Wentz, who is quite close with Matthews. According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspension, the National Football League believed he used "physical force" three times in a span of five days in a Columbus, Ohio, apartment last July resulting in injuries to Tiffany Thompson's face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, hips and knees. But he's played well in the spring and summer, showing much more confidence and flat-out speed and quickness in the offense. Smith was not targeted on the opening drive, the only one he played. That was 2008, the last time they won a playoff game.
In what quickly became a blockbuster day around the National Football League, former Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby was traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Philadelphia Eagles. "To be able to play with him is going to be awesome because I already know what kind of person he is". "He was on the NFL All-Rookie team". He picked off two passes in his rookie season.
In this December 24, 2016, file photo, Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines watches the play during the first half of a game against the San Francisco 49ers, in Los Angeles. He became expendable after the Rams acquired Kayvon Webster this offseason, who is pegged to start opposite Trumaine Johnson. Even the Rams' defensive players are excited.
What really hurt was giving up a second-round pick, but the chances of hitting on someone like Watkins in the second round seem far less favorable than the chances of Watkins staying healthy enough to be productive.
Watkins is eligible for free agency after this season.
Bringing in Watkins also gives Goff another experienced receiver to go with Woods and Tavon Austin, who has been limited in training camp with a hamstring injury. But the Rams need to figure out a way to sign Watkins beyond this season. We look at all of the skill positions as a whole.
"He's 24", Snead said of Watkins. We do what we think is in the best interest of the team. "But because of the age, you'd like for it to be about the future as well". @jmattjmattjmatt you'll always be my boy both on & off the field. We can sit and have poor attitudes and all that, but at the same time we're happy for both parties, and we're moving forward.
Position flexibility is the key, says head coach Doug Pederson, as the Eagles now go about the task of replacing the 75 catches, six touchdowns, and 12 yards per reception Jordan Matthews produced for the offense in his three seasons here. Foot surgery kept him out of eight games in 2016, a year he finished with only 28 catches for 430 yards. "Guys were sad. I mean, you're losing a brother". "But when the ball's in his hands, good things happen".
"Tyrod's a great asset to the Bills", Matthews said. McVay also praised Troy Hill, but Hill will serve a two-game suspension at the start of the season. They drafted Josh Reynolds, but he'll take time to develop.
"Jordan Matthews since the day we drafted him, unbelievable teammate", Roseman said. "I asked them to continue to trust me and our decisions in terms of what we're doing".