This week, Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman sat down with Peter Schrager of FOX Sports (audio link) to discuss a wide range of topics, including the year he spent effectively squeezed out of the Eagles’ front office.
“When we restructured last year and I was put in a different role for the 2015 season, one of the things I asked Jeffrey [Lurie] was, if it was OK, I had always envisioned if I wasn’t going to be doing the same thing that I would do what a coach does when he takes a year away from it and they go visit the programs that they respect and appreciate and talk about all the things that take up their time — player personnel and analytics and sports science and relationships and team building — all the things that we spend our time on,” said Roseman (transcript via Philadelphia Magazine). “What an unbelievable experience. You think about it and you go, well, that year must have been tremendously hard and difficult, and I look back at it and it may have been one of the best years of my life because of the perspective.”
Roseman was pushed out of the picture by former coach Chip Kelly, but Kelly is out and he is now back at the helm.
Here’s more from the NFC East:
- Redskins defensive end Chris Baker is entering the final year of his contract and he hopes to work out an extension before the start of the season, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post writes. “It’s pretty important,” Baker said. “I’d love to get some financial security and be here for years to come, but I’ve just got to let that take care of itself and just continue to do what I’ve always done – work hard and just let the business take care of business.” Baker probably stands as the Redskins’ top defensive lineman and he’ll be their top in-house priority once Kirk Cousins‘ situation is settled.
- Recently, the Giants tried to claim quarterback Zach Mettenberger off waivers from the Titans. backing up Eli Manning. Had the Giants successfully claimed him, Mettenberger would have competed with B.J. Daniels for the No. 3 spot on the team’s depth chart behind starter Eli Manning and No. 2 QB Ryan Nassib.
- Cowboys offensive lineman Ronald Leary wants a trade, but Dallas doesn’t want to give him away for cheap.
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