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Eagles grab Sidney Jones to loud cheers

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Washington cornerback Sidney Jones might have gone in the first round of the draft if he hadn’t torn his Achilles tendon during his pro day workout this spring.

Jones did tear it, though, and had to wait to hear his name called until the 43rd overall pick. When he did, he got to hear it called by a Gold Star mom to the Philadelphia crowd that turned out on Friday night. The crowd then sang “Fly, Eagles, Fly,” so it was a memorable way for Jones to enter the league.

Jones is expected to be able to play at some point this season, but is a likely candidate for the PUP list to start the year. That would keep him out of action for at least six weeks, although Jones’ play at Washington provided plenty of reason to bet that the wait will be worth it when Jones does get on the field.

If it is, the Eagles will likely have one of the biggest steals in this year’s draft and a big upgrade in their cornerback group.

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11 Responses to “Eagles grab Sidney Jones to loud cheers”
  1. bird2urmother says: Apr 28, 2017 8:23 PM

    Love the pick! Hopefully the Eagles can now go get an offensive weapon. . . .RB from TENN?

  2. bartpkelly says: Apr 28, 2017 8:24 PM

    They got a fantastic player that they just need to wait on. Missing 6 games is a small price to pay in rnd 2 if he has a long career, which he should.

  3. rmac71 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:27 PM

    Sorry but the Eagles 🦅 are in no position to take a chance on a player. Try at least getting to a playoff game first.

  4. velociraptorwithscissors says: Apr 28, 2017 8:28 PM

    E A G L E S EAGLES!!!

    Much better than the Barnett pick, IMO. Playing it “safe” will get you nowhere.

  5. eagleslou123 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:29 PM

    Love love love the pick Fly Eagles Fly!

  6. gogreenbiotch says: Apr 28, 2017 8:34 PM

    Best player in this draft. And the best 43 end in this draft. I have to give Howie credit even though I hate him.

  7. officialgame says: Apr 28, 2017 8:55 PM

    Fly Eagles fly, on the road to victory
    Fly Eagles fly, score a touchdown 1,2,3
    Hit them low, hit them high and
    Watch those Eagles fly
    Fly Eagles fly on the road to victory
    E A G L E S
    EAGLES!!!

    Nice pick.

  8. eglsfan says: Apr 28, 2017 8:57 PM

    @rmac71

    Sorry but the Eagles 🦅 are in no position to take a chance on a player. Try at least getting to a playoff game first.

    Shut up

  9. BIGGSHAUN says: Apr 28, 2017 9:17 PM

    This is awesome!

    Once he’s healthy, he’ll be the best DB taken from this draft.

  10. 23rdusernameused says: Apr 28, 2017 9:34 PM

    LOVE IT TOO! Let him sit, sheet let him sit dern near the whole season…. when he comes back he’ll be hungry hungry hungry! would’a been 1st cb taken if not for the ach tear.
    Good job howie, but I’m thinking this was Joes pick. Great job Joe Douglas!!

  11. youdrivemenutseagles says: Apr 28, 2017 10:37 PM

    eglsfan says:
    Apr 28, 2017 8:57 PM
    @rmac71

    Sorry but the Eagles 🦅 are in no position to take a chance on a player. Try at least getting to a playoff game first.

    Shut up

    ———-

    Hahaha, I figured someone would beat me to it!😂

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