Malcom Jenkins S to Eagles....$16.5 mill
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Giants very active so far.
RB Rashad Jennings from Oakland.
G/ Ot Geoffrey Schwartz from KC.
OLB O'Brien Schofield from Seattle.
Resigned RB Peyton Hill is 2 years
Resigned CB McBride
Resigned OT Chris Snee 1/2 salary
Resigned S Brown
Released David Baass (c)
DL Linvil Joseph gone to Houston
Reported close to signing Green Bay three year starting (C) Evan Dietrich- Smith
Can't just look at Stats in a bubble.... Here is a good article on Jenkins by one of my favorite eagles writers..
Also the Eagles signed another leader in Special Teams Leader Chris Maragos..
http://seattletimes.com/html/seahawk...awks01xml.htmlAlthough he is hardly a household name, his teammates and coaches understand Maragos’ contributions to the second Super Bowl team in franchise history.
He is a key member of every special team, including serving as the up back (or the punt protector) on a punt team that threatened to break an NFL record for fewest return yards allowed.
“He kind of runs the whole show there,’’ said special-teams coach Brian Schneider of Maragos, who finished the season with 10 special-teams tackles to go with three more as Earl Thomas’ backup at free safety.
Maragos also is regarded as one of the team’s fastest players, which he proved often this year on kickoffs. Players race to the 25-yard line, and then if it’s a touchback, to the end zone. Schneider tracks who finishes first at each spot, and gives a point to that player. That player is recognized at the Monday special-teams meeting. Maragos was the season points leader.
Another Article by Ruben Frank:
Just signed special team/safety Chris Maragos from Seattle. Looks like a good signing for special teams.
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I don't mind the Jenkins signing. Not a top tier guy but he didn't cost top tier money.
They need a 2 gap NT. Too me that's the biggest area of need.
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EAGLES AGREE TO TERMS WITH LB BRYAN BRAMAN ON TWO-YEAR DEAL
MARCH 12, NOVACARE COMPLEX - The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Bryan Braman on a two-year contract.
“You don’t find many players of Bryan’s size with the ability to run down the field and make plays on special teams,” said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. “It’s an area of the game that we always have our eye on and look to improve. With his size, we also like his potential as a guy who can compete for spot as an outside linebacker.”
“We are always looking for core special teams players and Bryan has made his mark in this league on those units,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. “He was a Pro Bowl alternate two years ago. He’s a big, physical player who plays with a tremendous amount of toughness.”
Originally signed as a rookie free agent by Houston in 2011, Braman (6-5, 241) has been a standout on the Texans special teams units since entering the league, recording 31 tackles in his first three seasons. In 2012, Braman was named to the USA Today All-Joe Team and recognized as a Pro Bowl alternate as a special teamer after leading the Texans with 16 special teams tackles and setting a franchise record with two blocked punts. He also returned one of his blocked punts eight yards for his first career touchdown vs. Indianapolis (12/16/12).
As a rookie in 2011, Braman, 26, saw action in all 16 games, recording 0.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and seven special teams tackles.
After redshirting his freshman year at Idaho, Braman transferred to Long Beach City College where he earned first-team SCFA All-Southern Conference honors as a sophomore in 2008. Following his sophomore season, Braman transferred to West Texas A&M University where he was coached by former Texans assistant linebackers coach Bobby King. A native of Spokane, WA, Braman starred at defensive end at Spokane Shadle Park High School.
And Jeremy Bloom is a down-hill skier and Malcom Jenkins is a really nice guy.Braman is 6-5, 241. He's worked at Abercrombie & Fitch, modeled, attended some casting calls and has been a bouncer.