Eagles Notes: Long, FAs, Jenkins

Let’s round up several notes from the city of Brotherly Love:

  • DE Chris Long called it a career yesterday, and he apparently made his intentions quite clear to the team all along. Per Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Long had been in touch with the Eagles all offseason and had told them to not count on his coming back (Twitter link).
  • Long played on over half of the Eagles’ defensive snaps last season, and he may have elected to return in 2019 if the team could have assured him of a similar role. However, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer (via Twitter), the Eagles could not guarantee Long that his role would not be reduced, which apparently made his decision easier. Geoff Mosher of 97.3 ESPN hears the same (Twitter link).
  • In a separate tweet, Mosher suggests that the team is unlikely to acquire a veteran defensive end to replace Long. The Eagles have already brought back Vinny Curry this offseason, and they added Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller in the fourth round of the 2019 draft.
  • Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP.com believes that Malcolm Jenkinsabsence from team workouts this offseason is indeed contract-related, and Shorr-Parks believes that Jenkins is justified in demanding more money. He goes on to say that a new deal for Jenkins should be the Eagles’ top priority right now.
  • We learned yesterday that the Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz are discussing an extension.
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5 comments on “Eagles Notes: Long, FAs, Jenkins

  1. Polish Hammer

    So Long told them all along he was going to retire? Doesn’t seem that way to me, plus if not being guaranteed the same amount of plays was the difference it contradicts that plus makes it seem like his decision to retire isn’t so final after all.

    • 0213963

      If someone gets hurt I can see him coming back, but he told the same story that was explained here on his Twitter last month (or so).

    • WubbaLubbaDubDub

      “Doesn’t seem that way to me”…because you’re privy to the conversations between the team and its players?

      • Polish Hammer

        No, but unlike you I can read and formulate a thought about the process and the justification for retiring. If comprehension isn’t your thing try and find an adult to read it and explain it to you.

        If the first sentence is right he was retiring all along. So why the step further about being promised playing time? Guess his plans of retiring all along weren’t set in stone and were contingent on his demands.

  2. DonC.

    I hope no one snaps him up.Just another example of fake news by these jo writers.

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