Eagles sign eight draft picks

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The frenetic pace of the early days of the better-late-than-never NFL “offseason” continues with the Eagles announcing that eight of the team’s 11 draft picks have agreed to terms.

The players not yet under contract are first-round offensive lineman Danny Watkins (23rd overall), seventh-round linebacker Greg Lloyd (237th overall), and seventh-round running back Stanley Havili (240th overall).

The players who have struck deals are:  second-round defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett (54th overall), third-round defensive back Curtis Marsh (90th overall), fourth-round linebacker Casey Matthews (116th overall; pictured), fourth-round kicker Alex Henery (120th overall), fifth-round running back Dion Lewis (149th overall), fifth-round offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde (161st overall), sixth-round offensive lineman Jason Kelce (191st overall), and sixth-round linebacker Brian Rolle (193rd overall).

Most teams have not been signing their rookie draft picks, focusing instead on free agency.

19 responses to “Eagles sign eight draft picks

  1. The two 7th rounders have just signed. Its only the Eagles 1st round pick Danny Watkins who is yet to sign. Might want to make an update!!!

  2. Well the Eagles let go of ALL of their free agents. Have all but 1 of their draft picks to sign. Which means there is only two things the front office can do and thats negotiate a contract for Desean Jackson & Michael Vick and sign (or agree to terms in principle) free agents!! (Oh and make trades. Eagles pretty much have all their other buisness handled. So now no more excuses Eagles, you promised us you would be aggressive in Free Agency… I’m waiting…

  3. Well, free agency lasts a couple months so there is plenty of time right? The holy trinity all said they had a plan. I didn’t realize that there plan was to not do anything.

  4. Caplan: Eagles In Pursuit Of LB Stephen Tulloch

    Philadelphia Eagles News

    Adam Caplan is reporting that the Eagles and Lions are in pursuit of Titans’ free agent LB Stephen Tulloch.

    The middle linebacker has ties to both teams with former Titans assistants Jim Schwartz and Jim Washburn.

    The 5-11, 240 pound 26-year old had a bit of a breakout last year finishing second in the NFL with 160 tackles.

    He does fit the mold of an Eagles target quite well. A younger player just entering his prime who has established himself as a standout starter.

    On the other hand, the Eagles targeting one of the top linebackers on the market?

    That’s not something we ever get to say.

  5. Actually getting them all done fast is important, they get into training camp early, learn the system, and the teams then know exactly how much they can spend on Veteran Free Agents!

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