Thursday, February 11, 2016

V. Young, Sproles next for Eagles?

Today started with Albert Haynesworth, Reggie Bush and Jason Babin.

V. Young, Sproles next for Eagles?


Today started with Albert Haynesworth, Reggie Bush and Jason Babin.

And things have not slowed down as we reach the evening hours.

I wrote about Kevin Kolb a little while ago, but wanted to add one note: I don't think the Eagles "fleeced" the Cardinals.

If Arizona feels Kolb can be its franchise quarterback, than a cornerback and a second-round pick is hardly a large price to pay. I'll go on the record as saying I think the Cardinals will eventually look back at this trade as a good one too.

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Moving back to the Eagles, Andy Reid said this evening he wouldn't have dealt Kolb if he didn't think Mike Kafka could play.


The truth is they need to find a backup quarterback, and perhaps the most intriguing name out there is Vince Young.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Young views Philadelphia as an appealing destination:

Young already was eyeing the Philadelphia Eagles as a potential destination, a source told ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Some around the league believe the Eagles are considered the "favorite" to land Young, who would back up Michael Vick.

One person who knows Young said he's equally intrigued with the idea of learning from Vick, Eagles coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who have done a first-rate job of training quarterbacks.

Earlier this week, ESPN's Chris Mortensen wrote that the Eagles and Dolphins had put in a lot of work evaluating Young.

My take? Young would be a high risk/high reward option. Given the track record of Reid and Marty Mornhinweg, it makes sense that he would want to come here. The question is whether the Eagles think he'd be able to step in and win games this year if necessary, and whether they are concerned with his drama-filled past.  

Young just turned 28 in May. He threw 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his last 21 games. Young also averaged 8.0 yards per attempt, which was fifth in the league and just behind Michael Vick.

The Titans released him today so his situation is certainly one to keep an eye on.

UPDATE: Clark Judge of says Young is a "virtual certainty" to join the Eagles.

Meanwhile, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that running back Darren Sproles is deciding between the Chargers, Titans and Eagles.

Sproles, 28, is small (listed at 5-6, 190), but he averaged 5.3 yards per carry in a limited role as a ballcarrier last year with San Diego. He also appears to have a good skill set for the Eagles' offense, having caught 104 balls in the last two seasons.

And when he got the ball in his hands, he was dynamic. Sproles averaged 8.8 yards per catch last season and 11 yards per catch in 2009.

Plus, he can return kicks and punts. Sproles averaged 24.6 yards per return in 2010.

And one final note: The Redskins have agreed to terms with former Eagles punter Sav Rocca, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in D.C.

That's all for now. If you missed my earlier posts, just go to the blog front.

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