NFC Notes: D-Jax, Eagles, Patterson, Saints

It hasn’t been an overly positive week for the Redskins, who became the first team in NFL history to lose two 1,000-yard receivers from the previous year in the same offseason. They lost Chris Baker and fired GM Scot McCloughan as well. Washington, though, did add Terrelle Pryor on a one-year deal, and before DeSean Jackson‘s Buccaneers agreement became finalized made a late push to keep him, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter). Reports continued to push Jackson out of Washington due to salary escalation, and the Bucs’ three-year, $33.5MM deal (with $20MM in guarantees) proved to be what the 30-year-old deep threat preferred.

Here’s more from the NFC.

  • The Eagles attempted to trade Mychal Kendricks in yet another offseason but saw most of his 2017 salary become guaranteed on Friday. A Kendricks trade would create just $1.8MM in cap space, but a source tells Dave Zangaro of CSNPhilly.com there’s still a chance he’s dealt. The 26-year-old played just 27 percent of Philly’s defensive snaps last season.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson has visited three teams — the Redskins, Raiders and Bears — but may want to stay with the Vikings. The fifth-year wideout/return man said on Snapchat (via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press), “All I am hearing is stay with the Vikings!! Trust me I want to… But we all know business is business … So what you (going to) do, Rick.” It’s safe assume “Rick” is Vikings GM Rick Spielman. The Vikings did not pick up Patterson’s fifth-year option in 2016, but given his productivity as a return man (five career kick-return touchdowns, two first-team All-Pro distinctions), it’s reasonable to suggest the Vikes would want him back at a price cheaper than the $7.915MM it would have cost them to pick up that option.
  • Rex Burkhead visited the Falcons today, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. This marks the first update on Burkhead since he became a free agent. He rated as PFR’s No. 7 UFA running back this year. Given a bigger role with the Bengals after Giovani Bernard went down, Burkhead averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season and gained 489 yards from scrimmage on 91 touches. The Falcons, of course, have one of the best backfields in football, so Burkhead wouldn’t stand to leapfrog Devonta Freeman or Tevin Coleman.
  • Prior to Marcus Cooper signing with the Bears, the Saints expressed interest in the fifth-year cornerback, Herbie Teope of NOLA.com reports.
  • The NFL will strip the Patriots of the fourth-round pick they acquired from the Saints (No. 118) in the Brandin Cooks deal. (This represents the last Deflategate penalty.) But Mike Florio of Pro Football talk argued the Saints should have worked the phones to attempt to trade down from that spot. However, the trade became official on Saturday afternoon. The pick will now essentially disappear, unless New England acquires a higher fourth-round pick. The Patriots must forfeit their highest fourth-round pick, which was No. 132 prior to the Cooks trade, as part of the Deflategate penalty. Florio argues the Saints should have called teams that picked in between Nos. 119-131 to trade down — thus sending that selection to the Patriots — while picking up a minor return from another team in doing so.
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17 comments on “NFC Notes: D-Jax, Eagles, Patterson, Saints

  1. jessethegreat

    We admittedly don’t know everything that went into the trade, but my question is: why didn’t the Pats just ask for the saints 5th round pick instead. Sure it would be a round lower, but they’d have actually been able to keep it this way.

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    • Reggie Green

      Basically just look at it as if they’re getting their own 4th in return,and not New Orleans.they’re still getting better than the Saints 5th

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  2. jessethegreat

    That said, Bill is basically the master trade negotiator, so I expect him to package the earlier 4th round picks to move up. By taking the earlier pick from the Saints, he’s got more ammunition if he uses it before the draft.

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  3. stoth15

    are you talking about bill bellicheck you moron he has nothing to do with trade negotiations he’s the head coach

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    • mattyice13

      He handles all personal decisions

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    • mattyice13

      Moron

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    • SaltLakeBrave
      SaltLakeBrave

      What an idiot.

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    • SaltLakeBrave
      SaltLakeBrave

      Bill is the patriots. Think before you type.

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    • jessethegreat

      Think before you speak, son. He’s the GM and head coach. He makes all roster moves.

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    • jessethegreat

      Sloth15,

      You should go join the “community” on PFT instead. You’d fit in better there with the know nothing trolls who spout off at the mouth and add absolutely nothing of value to the discussions.

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    • Ilikesox

      Lmao gotta love someone knows nothing about what they are talking about call someone else a moron. Might want to look in a mirror stoth15..

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    • qbass187

      He’s also the Patriots GM. Has been for for 17 years… duh

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    • I know you’ve already taken a beating for your amazingly dumb knowledge lacking comment. But please allow me to join in YOU MORON!

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    • JD396

      Good post, stoth! Keep it up!

      I’m just trying to be positive and encouraging. That was not a good post.

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  4. squish

    What if bellichek trades both 4ths for like a 3rd. Then what happens?

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  5. JJ Wattcha Going to do Brother

    Not an overly positive week for the Redskins?? Totally disagree.

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    • sanfranb27

      I agree. Now if the redskins could just get some picks for Cousins I would say the offseason was a total success!

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