Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ranking the Jason Peters trade

SI.com has a list out ranking the best offseason trades in the NFL.

Ranking the Jason Peters trade

SI.com has a list out ranking the best offseason trades in the NFL.

The Eagles' acquisition of tackle Jason Peters from the Bills comes in at No. 5:

The Eagles acquired the two-time Pro Bowl left tackle and gave him a six-year, $60 million contract. The Bills weren't interested in paying that much for a lineman who gave up a lot of sacks last season. But the 6-foot-4, 340-pound Peter is a major talent and should have success filling in for long-time Eagle Tra Thomas, who signed with the Jags this offseason.

The moves ahead of the Eagles are:

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1. The Bears trading for Jay Cutler
2. The Chiefs trading for Matt Cassel
3. The Jets trading for Mark Sanchez
4. The Falcons trading for Tony Gonzalez

Meanwhile, SI.com's Ross Tucker takes a look at how the Eagles do business, locking up young players to long-term contracts. Tucker says he understands why players like Sheldon Brown get upset, but he still backs the Eagles' approach:

Teams like the Eagles and Cards try to make the young player expressly aware of the enormous benefit he is receiving by getting a sizable second deal in only his second or third year. But players have a short memory and two or three years later they are usually looking for an upgrade. The Eagles and Cardinals strategy is still a good one. It may cause some PR problems down the road with disastified players who decide to go public, but in the end there are always going to be guys who want more money.

A couple other links to pass along:

** Ex-Eagles cornerback Roderick Hood is visiting with the Lions today after spending time in Cleveland and Cincinnati last week, according to NFL.com.

** Steelers linebacker James Harrison will not join the team when it visits the White House later this week.

"If you want to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, invite us when we don't win the Super Bowl," he told Pittsburgh's WTAE-TV. "So as far as I'm concerned he would have invited Arizona if they had won."

"I don't feel the need to actually go," he continued. "I don't feel like it's that big a deal to me."

** Update: Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser on Monday Night Football. Eagletarian has more of the details.

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