Eagles may have a big defensive addition in Sidney Jones

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The crop of young players added to the Eagles for the 2018 season will go beyond just their 2018 draft picks. It’s possible that a 2017 draft pick could be the team’s best newcomer.

That player is Sidney Jones, who was selected by the Eagles in the second round of last year’s draft. A cornerback from Washington, Jones had been viewed as a first-round prospect until tearing his Achilles tendon at his Pro Day workout. That allowed the Eagles to get him in the second round.

The injury was bad news for Jones, who only saw the field once as a rookie, in the Eagles’ meaningless Week 17 finale. But now that he’s fully healthy, he’s turning heads in Organized Team Activities, according to SI.com. Jones grabbed an interception in the end zone during the portion of practice that was open to reporters this week.

What role Jones will have in the secondary remains to be seen, but he’s been practicing as a starter in the slot. The Eagles are hoping he proves himself to be more than worth the wait.

53 responses to “Eagles may have a big defensive addition in Sidney Jones

  1. Cannot imagine the disappointment he must have felt at that moment in his life; wish him only success going forward

  2. They could have used him in the SB. Brady was eating that secondary up in the 2nd half.

  3. cueghost says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:11 am

    700Levelvet says:

    The most overrated “single” Super Bowl winning team of all time.

    Explain how a team goes 16-3 while wining a Superbowl is lucky? People that understand football know how difficult wins are to come by and luck has very little to do with it.

  4. Winning a superbowl without Wentz, peters, sproles, hicks, maragos…yeah I guess that does qualify as overrated…

  5. cueghost says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:11 am

    700Levelvet says:

    The most overrated “single” Super Bowl winning team of all time.
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    Green with envy? One thing is for sure, I bet you wish your team won. Actually the Eagles were not overrated at all as they were not the favorite to make it to the SB during the season, nor win it when they got there.

    FLY EAGLES FLY..SB LII WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!

  6. “turning heads”

    here we go..More self promotion by the big ego franchises.

    Note how you never hear any of this come out of NE.

    Carry on…

  7. Yes it’s important to temper expectations but many thought he was the best CB in the 2017 draft, better than Marshawn Lattimore who turned out to be very good. He played very well in the week 17 game and is looking really good now. The Eagles are absolutely loaded at CB right now.

  8. longtimefanh8tr says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:46 am
    Rosy reports of a players performance in camp happen all the time. Doesn’t necessarily translate to game performance.

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    Now, it doesn’t. Note how the Eagles and Rams are trading jabs left and right in the press, almost daily.

    Seattle did this, Denver, Baltimore, etc…..What do these teams have in common? They all talked about being a dynasty, just very recently.

  9. He may be the best cb to ever be drafted or in the world, for that matter.

    -Bryan Collangello’s third burner acct

  10. cueghost says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:11 am
    700Levelvet says:

    The most overrated “single” Super Bowl winning team of all time.

    24 110 Rate This
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    Jealous much???

  11. officialgame says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:35 am
    cueghost says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:11 am

    700Levelvet says:

    The most overrated “single” Super Bowl winning team of all time.

    Explain how a team goes 16-3 while wining a Superbowl is lucky? People that understand football know how difficult wins are to come by and luck has very little to do with it.

    /-

    Well there is always some luck involved over the course of the season. Example, if J. Jones catches that ball at the end of the NFC CG it’s over Atlanta wins.
    It doesn’t or shouldn’t take away from what they accomplished
    But yes there is always some “luck” or lucky breaks that go a teams way.

  12. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:29 am
    They could have used him in the SB. Brady was eating that secondary up in the 2nd half.

    ________________

    He sure was. And Brady now has a beautiful 2nd place trophy to show for it.

  13. Hard to believe a player at a speed position who’s had a torn achilles can hold up over time.

  14. 16 – 3 and they beat the GOAT Tom Brady with a backup QB, without their HOF left Tackle, No Sproles, Middle LB, ECT. If anything, I would say they are underrated. To me you just sound like sour grapes.

    cueghost says:

    May 31, 2018 at 11:11 am

    700Levelvet says:

    The most overrated “single” Super Bowl winning team of all time.

  15. I hope both Jones and Kevin King, also drafted in the 2nd round (but by the Packers) can bounce back from injury. They were highly rated teammates in Washington but both limited by injuries as rookies.

  16. Not sure why this is a surprise to some. He was projected as a top 15 pick by almost every expert and a top 10 by some. He looked very good in week 17 considering it was his first NFL experience and the Cowboys really wanted to win the game. He has all the makings of a shut down corner. I don’t think the slot will be his best position.

    Sour grapes above. Jeez – the Eagles won without several of their best players.

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:58 am
    “turning heads”

    here we go..More self promotion by the big ego franchises.

    Note how you never hear any of this come out of NE.

    Carry on…
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    That’s because everybody is miserable in New England, reports left and right from players within the organization as well as former teammates, all saying the same thing! Face it, the run is over!!!!

    Carry On…..

  18. Regarding NFC East young players getting back up to speed from major injury, I wonder who will have a greater 2018 impact: second-year Sidney Jones, or third-year Jaylon Smith? Smith technically has an extra year under his belt, but of course wasn’t close to fully recovered from his plus-major injury, so this will likely be the first close-to-fully-healthy NFL season for each. Should be a fun battle to watch!

  19. What does Chris Long think? I like to hear his opinion about everything. It means more than someone else’s IMO

  20. He sure was. And Brady now has a beautiful 2nd place trophy to show for it.

    And 5 first place trophies 1 also by beating Philadelphia

    That’s 4 more than the Eagles in there franchise history

  21. Based on how much he or she posts on Cowboy articles, I would say that 700 level is a die hard cowboys fan.

  22. longtimefanh8tr says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Rosy reports of a players performance in camp happen all the time. Doesn’t necessarily translate to game performance.
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    No, but if PFT only wrote about game performances we’d have nothing to read during the off season. Good to see this man fighting back after his serious injury and doing well. Hope he keeps it up on the field.

  23. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:29 am
    They could have used him in the SB. Brady was eating that secondary up in the 2nd half.

    ==============

    What was the score tho?

  24. @700levelvet,

    The Eagles have been trying to imitate a pro football franchise for decades, but have only one SB to show for it.

    They are still in last place in the NFC East SB count. How flattering it must be…..

  25. Watched this kid play in college and I’m telling you guys in Philly…this kid is LEGIT. Physical, fast, instinctive, ball hawking…if he’s 100% healthy lookout.

  26. jsrdc says:
    May 31, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    @700levelvet,

    The Eagles have been trying to imitate a pro football franchise for decades, but have only one SB to show for it.

    They are still in last place in the NFC East SB count. How flattering it must be…
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    Yeah, but they’re still better than your crappy team! Just another jealous hater….such a pleasure enjoying your misery!

  27. iggles fan here ,as an iggles fan , I would just like to bloviate my wealth of football knowledge on everybody and everyone that will listen to me ,making me think I actually know what Iam talking about ! Iam sorry but isn’t the whole iggles team coming back from career ending injuries this season ??

  28. People we will only have to put up with this for another 6 months I know it will feel like 6 years but by mid November with a record of 3-7 all talk of repeating will have been thrown out with the turkey carcus !

  29. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:29 am
    They could have used him in the SB. Brady was eating that secondary up in the 2nd half.
    ——-
    For those of you who do not know what a burner account is, the above is an example. This dude is actually a Jets fan. The username implies something different.

  30. cueghost says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:11 am
    700Levelvet says:

    The most overrated “single” Super Bowl winning team of all time.
    ——————————————

    I love this moving goal post: “You ain’t ever won a super bowl!!”

    *Eagles win a Super Bowl*

    “Y’all only won one super bowl!”

    What’s the excuse when we win two?

  31. He has a legit shot to be as good as Lattimore. Still, you have to prove it on the field. As for the Pats fans, man are they hurt or what? C’mon! You have multiple rings. Of course, you needed to cheat to do it and the legacy is forever tarnished but, hey, you have the hardware. Relax.

  32. Well there is always some luck involved over the course of the season. Example, if J. Jones catches that ball at the end of the NFC CG it’s over Atlanta wins.
    It doesn’t or shouldn’t take away from what they accomplished
    But yes there is always some “luck” or lucky breaks that go a teams way.
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    Check the tape pal, EVEN if he catches the ball he doesn’t keep 2 feet in. Nice try tho, LOL!!

  33. I was so happy that the Eagles beat the Patriots last here I can’t stand Belicheck and company. Now I’m not sure what’s worse , Belicheck or Eagles fans. Show some class you won the Super Bowl last year, stop acting like you’re a dynasty. Congratulations Philadelphia on your championship last year, good luck repeating the odds are against you.
    I think Sidney Jones if 100 percent could be a top 10 cb in the league, great steal in the second round last year.

  34. Didn’t realize being rich meant having only ONE Lombadri trophy. Eagles fans are so stupid, it’s actually funny

  35. jones will be a top 20 cb by years end and the sky is the limit from there. I still think it was a mistake not to play him in the playoffs as he is better than anyone we got. Hoping he looks good enough to trade on every of the backs for linebacker depth in the preseason.

  36. @chap6869,

    Since Super Bowls are the pinnacle in the NFL, the numbers don’t lie and you are still down 5 SB trophies to your lonely one in the division. Sorry to burst your bubble, but hate doesn’t change the fact that your NFC East opponents have been much more successful getting to the SB (without their starting QB’s puking on the sidelines during the SB) and ultimately winning the SB.

    But l digress……

  37. @jackn2482,

    How about winning the second one first before spouting off and saying “when we win two?

    You can see how non-Philthy fans can be just a little doubtful since the Eagles have won a single SB since 1967, while the Cowboys won 5, the Giants 4, and the Redskins 3 in that same time span.

    Numbers don’t lie…….

  38. jsrdc says:
    May 31, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    @jackn2482,

    How about winning the second one first before spouting off and saying “when we win two?

    You can see how non-Philthy fans can be just a little doubtful since the Eagles have won a single SB since 1967, while the Cowboys won 5, the Giants 4, and the Redskins 3 in that same time span.

    Numbers don’t lie…….
    ****************************
    2018 and we are the REIGNING and DEFENDING, CHAMPS!! Living in the moment, not in the past and right now we
    are the BEST……. no one like us and we don’t care…. and we are not done ………………………….YET!!!!

  39. Also
    @jsdrc
    Our starting QB now has 6 yes I said SIX Championship rings in 7 years , so you cant take your 1967 nonsense and bury your head in the sand pal!!!

  40. Also
    @jsdrc
    Our starting QB now has 6 yes I said SIX Championship rings in 7 years , so you can take your 1967 nonsense and bury your head in the sand pal!!!

  41. jsrdc says:
    May 31, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    @chap6869,

    Since Super Bowls are the pinnacle in the NFL, the numbers don’t lie and you are still down 5 SB trophies to your lonely one in the division. Sorry to burst your bubble, but hate doesn’t change the fact that your NFC East opponents have been much more successful getting to the SB (without their starting QB’s puking on the sidelines during the SB) and ultimately winning the SB.

    But l digress……

    But wait…recently….

  42. Getting Wentz, Peters, Sproles, Hicks and Maragos back, as well as having Ajayi and Jones for the full season? This team has only gotten better on paper. Excited to see what the season brings.

  43. Flash1287 says:
    May 31, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    He sure was. And Brady now has a beautiful 2nd place trophy to show for it.

    And 5 first place trophies 1 also by beating Philadelphia

    That’s 4 more than the Eagles in there franchise history

    _____________

    Didnt u know? Bc everyone else did. That Superbowl 52 was worth 4 SBs. If the Pats finally beat a spygate victim fair they could remove the asterisks, but if the lose they also lose all claim to those titles. Guess what? They lost. So Eagles havent won 1 that would be the Panthers. the Eagles won 2. Just like the Rams. The Pats have won 2. O wait 1. Forgot about Deflategate.

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