The Eagles created some cap space earlier this week by restructuring right tackle Lane Johnson＆s contract and they’ve repeated the process with another veteran member of the team.
Field Yates of ESPN reports that tight end Zach Ertz has also agreed to alter his contract in order to give the team more money to use this offseason. Yates reports that Ertz will convert $7.91 million of his $8 million base salary into a roster bonus.
In fact, it’s actually a little surprising that we haven’t seen more cases of deals that were reported as done on Monday and Tuesday falling through on Wednesday and Thursday. Any verbal agreements made before the start of the league year are unenforceable. As the Colts found out when they tried to hire Josh McDaniels, nothing is done in the NFL until a contract is signed.
So Ngata may still be an Eagle, maybe as soon as today. But it’s not done yet.
Davis, 29, has ed six seasons, five with the Jets. He spent 2016 in Cleveland.
This offseason, Mathieu embraced “self-reflecting” like never before. Be it in a sauna at a Life Time gym down the street or doing yoga here in his basement with an instructor, Mathieu will close his eyes and visualize helicoptering into quarterbacks, tattooing receivers, crossing his arms like a boss, playing with an unapologetic cockiness. After all, a player who’s always been the smallest on every field needs that attitude. Otherwise, he admits, “I’m a pedestrian.”
The apparent interest in a quarterback makes the decision to re-sign Josh McCown at $10 million and to sign Teddy Bridgewater in the range of $5 million even more curious, and it suggests that, eventually, 2016 second-rounder Christian Hackenberg (who has never ed in a regular-season game) will be gone.
It also cuts against the win-now vibe that G.M. Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles otherwise have been exuding. A high pick spent on a er who won’t could have been a high pick spent on a er who will .