Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said this week that he’s really confident that he’ll be ready to play in the first week of the regular season, but coach Doug Pederson wasn’t interested in naming a specific date he hopes to see Wentz back in action when discussing the quarterback’s knee rehab on Friday.
In the two days since word emerged that Lions coach Matt Patricia faced an indictment 22 years ago for aggravated sexual assault, some have argued that Patricia should have volunteered the information to the Lions in connection with the process that resulted in Patricia being hired.
Carolina reached agreements with second-round cornerback Donte Jackson, fourth-round tight end Ian Thomas, fourth-round defensive end Marquis Haynes, fifth-round linebacker Womens Zach Strief Jersey Jermaine Carter and seventh-round defensive tackle Kendrick Norton.
Jackson, who played at LSU, was selected with the 55th overall choice. In 2017, he posted 51 tackles, 10 pass breakups, one interception and one sack.
Gabe Jackson Mens Jersey Thomas was the first pick on day three of the NFL Draft, taken by Carolina with the 101st overall choice. He played two seasons at Indiana after transferring from Nassau Community College.
Haynes, a Mississippi product, was selected with the 136th overall choice. He ranks as the Rebels’ modern-era career sacks leader with 32.0.
Carter was selected by Carolina with the 161st overall pick. In his final three years at Maryland, Carter started all 37 games and led the Terrapins in tackles in each of the seasons.
It would give New Orleans room to re-sign Mirotic and Rajon Rondo, and lure midlevel veterans without fear of cracking the tax threshold. It would inoculate them from the worst-case purgatory Chicago lived through with Derrick Rose.
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But it would amount to losing Cousins — and Buddy Hield, and last year’s first-round pick — for not very much. That hurts. The midlevel is more likely to land a bench guy who doesn’t move the needle than an impactful starter.