The emergence of cornerback De’Vante Bausby could create an interesting scenario for the Eagles, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com writes. Last week, Bausby was spotted running with the first-team defense as the nickel cornerback over Sidney Jones. Jones’ spot on the roster is secure, but Bausby’s play could force the Eagles to either carry six cornerbacks or trade one of the CBs ahead of him on the depth chart.
Speculatively, Shorr-Parks wonders if Ronald Darby could be displaced. The Eagles wouldn’t cut him outright, but he would make some sense as a trade candidate since he is entering his contract year.
Here’s more from the NFC East:
- The Cowboys are nearing an extension with guard Zack Martin, and that could have major consequences for the rest of the roster. Getting a Martin deal done would give the Cowboys some clarity on whether they have enough cap room to work out a trade (and subsequent extension) for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram tweets. Thomas plans to hold out from the Seahawks’ minicamp, but there has been no recent movement on trade talks between Seattle and Dallas. In theory, a new deal for Martin could change that.
- Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reported to the Giants‘ facility for his physical on Monday, a source tells Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (on Twitter). That’s a sign that OBJ’s “plans” to attend minicamp on Tuesday will come to fruition. It remains to be seen if and when the Giants will reach a new multi-year accord with the dynamic offensive star.