Brookie said Sean Jones was a good story and he's always right, so read what the new safety with the Eagles has to say in the Friday Inquirer.
Jones took a one-year deal with the Eagles after the Browns chose not to keep him. He is in his sixth NFL season, but has only been a starter three years. The Eagles see him as a strong safety, which puts him behind Quintin Mikell, but if Jones shows enough to the Eagles, it is possible he either gets the free safety job from Quintin Demps, or that Mikell moves to free and Jones gets the strong safety job.
He's a big guy, 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, and says he can't wait to start hitting, but all defensive guys say that. He has the motivation of needing to get a contract beyond next season and that never hurts, either.
As a group, the defensive backfield is deep and it wouldn't surprise anyone if cornerback Sheldon Brown were traded before the start of the regular season. The addition of free agents Jones and Rashad Baker make the safety position very solid and it won't be as necessary for the cornerbacks to be as large a part of the nickel and dime packages.
No idea at this point if Jones is a better player than Demps. Everyone looks good in light pads in May. He was very active on the field this week and appeared to be adjusting to the defensive sets, but, yes, it is May.
For those who might be wondering, it is true that "You Talkin' To Me?" is on suspension. Won't be in the Friday paper. Won't be in the paper at all until Cohen gets back from the wedding. I can't speak for Gonzo or Phil, but it's an awful disappointment to me.
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