[Social Robotics] [default] Two former Philly linebackers are joining Jacksonville.
"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Today’s Jaguars news could have an impact on the EaglesNew Black Tommy McDonald Jerseys ,112commentsTwo former Philly linebackers are joining Jacksonville.EDTShareTweetShareShareToday’s Jaguars news could have an impact on the EaglesBill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Jacksonville Jaguars officially signed two former Philadelphia Eagles linebackers on Wednesday: Najee Goode and D.J. Alexander.Goode last played for the Eagles in 2017. After winning a Super Bowl with Philly, he signed a one-year deal with the Colts in 2018. Now he’s staying in the AFC South by going to Jacksonville. Alexander is the bigger name of interest here for the Eagles, though Brian Dawkins Jerseys Stitched , because of his potential impact on Philadelphia’s compensatory pick formula. If Alexander signed a qualifying contract with the Jags, who don’t need to worry about comp picks because they’ve already signed more players than they’ve lost, that would be great news for the Eagles. It’d mean that Philly can receive that 2020 fourth-round compensatory they’re projected to receive for losing Jordan Hicks. That Hicks pick is currently being cancelled out by the Eagles’ signing of either Andrew Sendejo or L.J. Fort.It’s entirely possible Alexander didn’t receive a qualifying deal. He’s signing a contract nearly two months after free agency began and he’s always been more of a special teams contributor than a guy who regularly plays on defense.And even if Alexander DID sign a qualifying deal Tommy McDonald Jerseys 2019 , there’s no guarantee he even makes the Jaguars’ roster (and lasts on it for at least ten weeks). In addition to signing Alexander and Goode, Jacksonville also inked Ramik Wilson and claimed James Onwualu off waivers on Wednesday. Wilson and Onwualu are both linebackers.Hopefully we’ll get some clarity on Alexander’s contract details in the near future.Another angle to this news is that the Jaguars could be filling out linebacker depth in anticipation of trading Telvin Smith. Smith is skipping Jacksonville’s offseason workouts — to the public ire of Tom Coughlin — and his future with the team seems to be in question.Smith has base salaries of $9.75 million, $10 million Black Brian Dawkins Jerseys , and $10.25 million over the next three years. That very well might be more than the Eagles are comfortable paying to a linebacker in addition to Nigel Bradham. Then again, the Eagles could afford to upgrade that position and they have about $26 million in cap space to work with right now. Denver radio host Cecil Lammey made some “news” on Monday by reporting on what the Philadelphia Eagles plan to do with Nick Foles this offseason. Via 104.3 The Fan:I put “news” in quotes because, while I don’t doubt that Lammey heard something from a source Youth Haloti Ngata Jerseys , I do feel like this report is basically common sense. It doesn’t take inside information to know the Eagles are limited on cap space.The most likely projected outcome with Foles has always been that the Eagles will pick up his $20 million option for 2019 and Foles will pay back $2 million to void that deal in order to enter free agency. It doesn’t make to straight up decline Foles’ option because then the Eagles wouldn’t get $2 million back. It also would eliminate the slight chance that Foles doesn’t opt out and the Eagles could then trade him.Tagging and trading Foles, while not impossible, was never a likely outcome due to the complications surrounding that situation. With Foles expected to walk in free agency Haloti Ngata Jerseys Stitched , the Eagles will hope he signs a big contract with a new team so that Philadelphia will be awarded a third-round compensatory pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.