The 6-2 Eagles sit in first place in the NFC East as they prepare to take on the Panthers on Monday Night Football. Let’s look at some notes out of Philadelphia…
- The free agent quarterback market might be intriguing in 2015, writes Albert Breer of NFL.com. As Breer notes, the FA QB crop is usually relatively weak, as teams simply don’t allow competent signal-callers to hit the open market. But with Mark Sanchez taking over for the Eagles, Ryan Mallett getting an opportunity with the Texans, and Brian Hoyer making the most of time in Cleveland, we could see several quarterbacks receive interest this offseason. Breer points to the Bills, Jets, Buccaneers, and Rams as clubs that could use an upgrade at QB.
- As I noted earlier this week when the Eagles placed him on injured reserve, Todd Herremans is no lock to return to Philadelphia next season. As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, Herremans’ salary will rise from $3MM to $4MM in 2015, and he’ll count $5.2MM against the cap. McLane also looks at several Eagles’ veterans who don’t have guaranteed salaries for next year, including Trent Cole, Brent Celek, and James Casey, suggesting that all are candidates for release.
- After addressing a report that the Eagles were “souring” on Nick Foles even before his injury on, Chip Kelly refused to say the Foles would return as the starting quarterback when he’s healthy. “I have no idea,” Kelly told reporters, including Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com (via Twitter), when asked if Foles would regain his job. “We could have no quarterbacks at that point in time.” It’s a typical response from Kelly, who as Mosher notes, refuses to answer hypothetical questions.
- Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com looks at the battle between Matt Tobin and Andrew Gardner, who are competing to start at left guard in Herreman’s absence.