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Eagles sign seven of eight draft picks

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Defensive end Derek Barnett was the first Eagles draft pick in 2017 and he’s the last one without a contract.

The Eagles announced on Thursday that they have signed their other seven picks. All seven signed four-year deals with the team.

Cornerback Sidney Jones was selected the earliest of the septet, coming off the board in the second round despite a torn Achilles he suffered during his pro day workout. There’s been some optimism about Jones’ ability to get back on the field as a rookie, although the team hasn’t set a timetable for a player who was likely headed for the first round before his injury.

The other draft picks to sign in Philly are third-round cornerback Rasul Douglas, fourth-round wide receiver Mack Hollins, fourth-round running back Donnel Pumphrey, fifth-round wide receiver Shelton Gibson, fifth-round safety Nate Gerry and sixth-round defensive tackle Elijah Qualls.

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8 Responses to “Eagles sign seven of eight draft picks”
  1. blitzinc43 says: May 11, 2017 5:10 PM

    As a close friend of the organization I wonder who becomes the next Jaquwan Jarrett of this lot

  2. douchebigelow says: May 11, 2017 5:51 PM

    And still zero Lombardis, nineteen sixty

  3. chrisk61 says: May 11, 2017 6:03 PM

    knowing eagles luck, derek barnett and brandon graham, each penciled in as starting DE’s, both have protracted hold-outs

  4. distracted9 says: May 11, 2017 6:24 PM

    How many Lombardis do you have? Did you have anything at all to do with the success of your team? .. Or just taking boasting someone else’s accomplishments?

  5. bird2urmother says: May 11, 2017 6:34 PM

    Maybe no super bowl trophies, but my eagles are always on all your haters’ minds. And we’re still die hard fans. I think that’s why we get so many haters. Because we might not have a lot of titles but we’re still here representing our team and you can’t shut us up. I think that’s what gets you haters mad. You think we have to hide and keep quiet and be ashamed of our team but that isn’t gonna happen. BIRD UP!!

  6. therealtrenches says: May 11, 2017 10:16 PM

    Barnett’s not signed. But Reddick (13) and Hooker (15) aren’t either, so that’s not alarming.

    However, if you’re in Philadelphia tonight, find a quiet place and listen *really closely.* You’ll be able to hear the sound of can hear Jeff McLane at his laptop, breathlessly writing an article claiming that Barnett’s going to hold out.

  7. macjacmccoy says: May 11, 2017 10:47 PM

    The Eagles will get 3 probowlers, 3 starting quality players, and 2 deadly situational offensive weapons from this years amateur acquisitions, and 2 of them will be udfa.

    Derek Barnett
    Sidney Jones
    Rasul Douglas
    Mack Hollins
    Donnell Pumphrey
    Shelton Gibson
    Charles Walker
    Corey Clement

    You guess which one is which.

  8. therealtrenches says: May 12, 2017 10:48 AM

    bird2urmother, you win the internet!!! Awesome comment, bro!

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