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Eagles give Geno Smith a workout in Morgantown

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Maybe new Eagles coach Chip Kelly is planning a revolutionary three-quarterback offense.

Or maybe he’s just doing his due diligence.

Either way, multiple sources tell PFT that the Eagles were in Morgantown on Monday to work out West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.  The contingency included owner Jeffrey Lurie, G.M. Howie Roseman, and Kelly.

The Eagles currently have five quarterbacks under contract:  Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Trent Edwards, Dennis Dixon, and G.J. Kinne.  They hold the fourth overall pick in the draft.

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42 Responses to “Eagles give Geno Smith a workout in Morgantown”
  1. glynners says: Mar 11, 2013 3:17 PM

    Smokescreen to get someone to jump upto top 3

  2. ccjcsr says: Mar 11, 2013 3:20 PM

    Where is the report that Harvin is being traded to the Seahawks?

  3. jbaxt says: Mar 11, 2013 3:22 PM

    Any the beagles thought Reid was their problem. Stay classless Philly.

  4. neilanblomi says: Mar 11, 2013 3:22 PM

    0% chance they take him at #4.

  5. superschrec says: Mar 11, 2013 3:22 PM

    With the 4th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Eagles select DE – Dion Jordan of Oregon

  6. buddysguys says: Mar 11, 2013 3:24 PM

    terrible smokescreen try.

  7. steelerben says: Mar 11, 2013 3:26 PM

    Is there anyone thinking that Trent Edwards is actually making the 53 man roster?

  8. phillythatswho says: Mar 11, 2013 3:26 PM

    Gino at 4th overall would be about as bad as it could get.

  9. ytownjoe says: Mar 11, 2013 3:27 PM

    I can’t wait ti watch the Eagles offense this year.

  10. cubancigar10 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:27 PM

    He’s going to a 4 qb set. Going to confuse everyone including the eagles.

  11. shayward says: Mar 11, 2013 3:27 PM

    glynner:

    why in god’s name would the eagles care if someone traded in front of them? they get nothing out of the deal except maybe the player that would have been taken at 3 IF they wanted him.

    Eagles should want someone to trade for THEIR pick, to get more picks in the first two rounds.

    tell me I’m wrong by telling me who the consensus 3rd pick is and why the eagles want him.

  12. therealraider says: Mar 11, 2013 3:27 PM

    Why wouldnt he kick the tires.. he can throw and he can run.

  13. dlux36 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:29 PM

    A look see, if he’s there with their early 2nd round pick they draft him…..or my fear, they are looking to move back in the 1st round and pick him up ignoring the glaring holes on both lines and the secondary.

  14. dawksclaws says: Mar 11, 2013 3:30 PM

    Working out Matt Scott two, wondering how commenters get shocked by a QB hungry team working out QB’s

  15. officialgame says: Mar 11, 2013 3:30 PM

    Maybe they are thinking of trading down.

  16. ckinthekc99 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:30 PM

    Why do u see Foles as the future? I sure don’t

  17. brassknuckles47 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:34 PM

    A smoke screen that takes up the time of : Owner-Lurie, GM-Roseman and HC-Kelly? Way-y-y too much! Smoke of this nature is usually laid by lesser personnel staff.

  18. vagrantwade says: Mar 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    If it’s a smokescreen, it’s pretty awful considering there are 3 teams ahead of them that will either take Geno, or pass.

  19. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:37 PM

    Trying to get someone trade to number 3 so either fisher or sharif makes it to them.

  20. raiderapologist says: Mar 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    jbaxt says: Mar 11, 2013 3:22 PM

    Any the beagles thought Reid was their problem. Stay classless Philly.
    ————
    Wow. Chiefs fan, maybe?

  21. glynners says: Mar 11, 2013 3:39 PM

    Shayward…

    Maybe, just maybe they know none of the top 3 are picking him & theres the risk of a player they really want going before 4 and theyd rather not move up….. its not too difficult to a concept

  22. danimal1027 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:41 PM

    Scott makes sense but Smith is a pocket passer. Trying to change a qbs style to fit your system doesn’t work. Chalk this up to due diligence

  23. chrisk61 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:41 PM

    if eagles become confident that geno smith can be their franchise qb, they take him with the #4 pick. otherwise they take ‘bama CB dee milliner at #4 and foles is their qb, at least in the short term.

  24. chrisk61 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:42 PM

    the real smoke screen with the eagles pertains to vick. he will not be their qb.

  25. raiderinva says: Mar 11, 2013 3:43 PM

    Doing his due process….

    Get a first hand look incase he pulls a Pat White in Miami.

  26. shayward says: Mar 11, 2013 3:47 PM

    glynner:

    i told you that was a possiblity, but asked that you name a consensus top 3 that the eagles would covet above the 4th overall pick.

    Without a clear seperation between 3-4 (in a year which the top 25 are considered very close) then there is no reason to throw up a smoke screen.

    Better assumptions for the eagle’s motivation is looking at tail end of 1st round or beginning of second round. Having brought the guy in first hand gives the team a chance to say if he’s still there at XX pick then we try to move up to grab him

    i just think a smokescreen to move someone else INTO THREE is silly

  27. vagrantwade says: Mar 11, 2013 3:47 PM

    Maybe they are sensing Dion Jordan won’t make it past the Jaguars.

  28. eaglesfanalways says: Mar 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    No problem with the Eagles doing their due diligence, but really do not think that Smith represents their future QB. We shall see…

  29. upperdecker19 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:05 PM

    It’d be a smokescreen if they were working out Manti Teo.

    This is just due diligence.

  30. mungman69 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:10 PM

    If Smith falls to the second round.

  31. ckinthekc99 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:11 PM

    How can the best qb in this draft continuously get overlooked like he’s garbage or something? Like Floyd or Jordan is a lock for stardom or something?! Get real people

  32. hoops88 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Jbaxt is an absolute stooge, Philly fans are no different than any other fans. It is just magnified tenfold by the media. Philly fans are passionate, loyal and prob the most knowledgeable you will find. Stop with the Philly fans, its tired!

  33. ckinthekc99 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    Where was all this hate when Ponder, Locker, Gabbert , & all the other jokes of a qb were picked high?! Explain how they get drafted, get no criticism at all, yet Geno is a scrub?!! At this point I’m rooting for Geno no matter where he goes

  34. mrpowers88 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:36 PM

    Geno Smith is actually a better fit for Kelly’s offense than Mike Vick. Kelly isn’t a proponent of the QB run, just the threat of the QB run- who better than the guy who just ran a 4.56 and barely ran in college?

  35. philahitman says: Mar 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    jbaxt says:
    Mar 11, 2013 3:22 PM
    Any the beagles thought Reid was their problem. Stay classless Philly.
    ————————————————-
    Maybe worry about forming a sentence with proper structure so people can actually understand your worthless point before lecturing people about class.

  36. hoops88 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    Ok professor, you have nothing worth listening to so you go to proper grammar, also tired!

  37. neilanblomi says: Mar 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    I wouldn’t be shocked if Vick gets traded to the Jets. The Jet’s OC is the former Eagles OC Morningwood.

  38. onbucky96 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:47 PM

    Let the 6 weeks of dis-information commence!

  39. dbfan4ever says: Mar 11, 2013 5:07 PM

    Geno is a better QB than many people think

  40. bobleblah says: Mar 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    Eagles are hoping EJ Manuel is still there at the top of the second round.

  41. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 11, 2013 9:27 PM

    Will someone please sit Kelly down and explain to him that he is not at Oregon any more and in the NFL you don’t get to keep 7 QBs on the roster?

    I can’t wait to watch this epic fail in Philly. Even better than the dream team debacle!

  42. birdgang1029 says: Mar 14, 2013 12:23 AM

    hey cowboys, didnt the niners just come a few yards away from winning a superbowl with an offense replicated by what chip did???? hmm and who better to implement to the master mind behind it all? just some thoughts

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