Sunday, December 28, 2014

McNabb round-up

Andrew Brandt of National Football Post gives an insider's look at how the Eagles' negotiating tactics -- and negotiations between NFL teams, in general -- can affect their attempts to trade Donovan McNabb or their two other quarterbacks.

McNabb round-up

Andrew Brandt of National Football Post gives an insider's look at how the Eagles' negotiating tactics -- and negotiations between NFL teams, in general -- can affect their attempts to trade Donovan McNabb or their two other quarterbacks.

Brandt, a contract specialist, has been a consultant with the Eagles and has helped the team out with a number of deals in the past, including last year's trade for Jason Peters. He relates the ebb and flow of negotiations with the Bills to the Eagles' current discussions with other teams about their three quarterbacks.

It's a good read.

There were some other notable events/reports from today concerning McNabb after a relatively quiet weekend.

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Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, widely considered the top quarterback in this year's draft class, worked out for teams today. According to many reports, he aced his test. Of course, this was essentially a Pro Day set up to assure he did well. The Rams are expected to pick Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick, but they reportedly said that they won't make a decision until he works out for the team three days before the draft. I don't know where this puts St. Louis in regards to their interest in McNabb, but it does seemingly buy it some time if it hasn't made up their mind.

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was one of the coaches in attendance. I don't think his presence has anything to do with the Eagles interest in Bradford. Mornhinweg is a former quarterback, coaches quarterbacks, loves quarterbacks. He was probably there out of self-interest and, well, to look at one of Oklahoma's other draft prospects.

The Eagles could be interested in drafting Fordham quarterback John Skelton, however. Adam Caplan of scout.com tweeted today that the Eagles had brought Skelton in for a work-out. Mornhinweg and Eagles quarterback coach James Urban reportedly traveled up to see Skelton at his Pro Day a few weeks ago. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is a Fordham Law graduate and said that he went up to watch the 6-foot-5, 258-pound QB play last season. This in no way means the Eagles will draft him, but it's some fodder, nonetheless.

Also, Adam Schefter of espn.com added to previous reports that the Raiders have emerged as the leading candidates to trade for McNabb. He had a caveat, though: That "doesn't mean another team couldn't get the deal done."

Stay tuned.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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