Eagles Notes: Johnson, Ajayi, Mills

Let’s take a quick look at a few items from the City of Brotherly Love:

  • Eagles starting RT Lane Johnson is in the concussion protocol, as Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets. Johnson suffered a head injury during Sunday’s loss to the Patriots, and while he tried to play through it, the injury worsened and he was ultimately forced to exit (Twitter link via McLane).
  • The Eagles can ill afford to lose Johnson, arguably the best right tackle in football, as they fight for the NFC East title. But if they are without Johnson for any period of time, they could turn to rookie Andre Dillard rather than veteran Halapoulivaati Vaitai, as McLane tweets.
  • Jay Ajayi finally found an NFL home for 2019 when he signed with the Eagles on Friday. Interestingly, the deal includes a right of first refusal for 2020, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. So if it wants, Philadelphia can match any offer Ajayi receives on the open market, which could be significant if the team lets Jordan Howard walk in free agency.
  • Cornerback Jalen Mills is eligible for free agency this offseason, and while he is not perfect, he has been very good since returning from injury in Week 7, and McLane says Mills may be playing his way into a second contract with the Eagles (Twitter link).
  • Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP.com believes the Eagles need to completely overhaul their WR corps this offseason, and he offers a few names the club could target in free agency and the draft. He also says the Eagles could find a trade partner for Alshon Jeffery and/or DeSean Jackson, though obviously the returns on either player would be minimal.
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5 comments on “Eagles Notes: Johnson, Ajayi, Mills

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Considering that most 7th round picks don’t even survive training camp, I’d say the Eagles hit a mini jackpot with Jalen Mills. He’s had injuries but should attract interest if the Eagles let him walk.

  2. rtr1redrockets

    agreed with the wide receivers needing to b overhauled. the eagles have SOO MUCH trouble getting the balls to wide outs

  3. Brad

    Either let Mills stay as a safety or let him walk IF there is nothing else better. He’s not a starter on any team other than Philly. I’d honestly like to see Philly run a three safety set with one of them being Mills. Let him play center field and move the other two around. Would also help make up for lack of corner talent. Let the four up front pass rush and stop the run. They get paid more than enough.

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